Poffertjes – Dutch Food & Some History

Another typical Dutch food as part of my Dutch food series are poffertjes. Poffertjes look like very small little pancakes, just a couple (maybe 5) cm in diameter! It seems as if these poffertjes were already eaten in country fairs about 300 years ago. Poffertjes can be found in most …

Home Made French Croissant – Science of steam & yeast

To be honest, I never thought I would ever try making croissants myself. Whenever reading about croissant dough (or puff pastry) I decided to stay away, it seemed far too much of a hassle. Folding in butter, cooling, folding, it just didn’t seem worth it. But then I got into …

Stovetop popcorn & difference between sweet and popcorn corn

Updated: 16-Feb-2017 Popcorn = cinema = not made at home. At least, that’s how I used to think about popcorn. That changed when I discovered microwave popcorn and changed even more when I realized it’s also super simple to make stovetop popcorn! You don’t even need complicated equipment, a pan …

Why does popcorn pop? – Exploring the science of popcorn

Updated: 16-Feb-2017 Just the other day, when making stovetop popcorn at home, I was listening to the popping sounds of kernels transforming into fluffy popcorn. It got me thinking: why does popcorn pop? How do these stiff hard kernels transform in such a soft product?   To answer those questions, …

Infopgraphic Milk – The science of milk in one page

The science of food is fascinating. Whether it is while baking a cake or frying a steak, I keep on looking into the science of my food. In order to do that best, you should understand the science of your ingredients! Today we’ll be discussing milk using an infographic summarizing the …

Infographic butter – Science of butter explained in one page

Everthing new starts by understanding the basics. One of the basic ingredients used in food is butter. This one-page infographic should help you understand all the science basics when it comes to butter. Just a heads up, I’m based in Europe so the composition of butter I mention is the …