What is red velvet? – A cookie recipe

Before making a red velvet cake or making red velvet cookies I never knew what red velvet cake or cookies were. I assumed they were plain vanilla cookies with a bright red colour. How could I know they contain cocoa powder (= brown!)? Why on earth are we trying to colour a …

Barbecue skillet cookie

How better to end your barbecue than with a warm freshly baked cookie made on the BBQ? I wouldn’t know how. Especially when you’re out camping or don’t have an oven, a barbecue is a great way to make your warm sweet dessert after all those savoury bites! I’d read …

Choosing which cocoa powder to buy – Chocolate Cookies

One of my favorite flavours for cakes and cookies is chocolate. It just about always tastes good! Also, it fits well with a lot of other flavours I like, such as fruits. However, the past few weeks I wasn’t very happy with the chocolate bakes I made. They somehow tasted …

What makes Oreo cookies black – On cocoa powder science

Oreo cookies are that type of cookie that’s combined with everthing and used for all sorts of baked goods. There’s Oreo cookie ice cream, Oreo cookie pie crust, etc. The super black outer cookie with the snow white gooey inside make it look different than a lot of cookies out …

Brownie Science – Some chemistry & A recipe

One of my favorite sweets to bake must be brownies. Reason? They’re super simple to make and just about everybody likes them. Also, it’s easy to vary the recipe: what about walnut brownie, almond brownie or raspberry brownie? I’ve made them all, and they all taste good. But it’s not …

Mandarin panna cotta – Using gelatin

Ever made a beautiful, arty looking, dessert within 45 minutes which consists of more than 6 complex elements, of which two contain gelatin (thus require time to set)? I for sure didn’t, but the contestants on my favorite (and one of the only tv shows I watch) tv show did. …

Food Truck Brownie & Macaron Science

You know that feeling: having only one ticket left at a food festival and deciding what to buy with it? Because of course, you don’t want to have any left-over tickets, but ooh, there’s so much to choose from! It’s exactly what we had at our previous food truck festival. …