Chocolate mousse – stabilizing a foam

Chocolate mousse definitely is one of my favority desserts to eat. It’s a great combination of ‘heavy’ chocolate, with a light foam. Until not too long ago I had never been able to make a good chocolate mousse. They tended to sink in right after I made them, resulting in …

Chocolate milk & Sedimentation

In the Netherlands we don’t have any mountains, we have a hill and are pretty proud of the fact that our highest point is only a little more than a 100m above sea level. What’s more, most of our country is below sea level! Nevertheless, I adore skiing, as a …

Pear pie – On baking pears and their texture

Ever wondered why there’s ample recipes for apple pies and barely any for pear pies? I did for sure, and guess it has to do something with the availability of apples vs. pears and the way they cook. The last has to do with the difference in texture of apples and …

Chocolate Topping – Recipe Science of a Delicious Dessert (4)

I’ve made this ultimately jummy snack with Oreo cookie crust + caramel + walnuts + chocolate topping. This great snack has four different layers, each of which has fascinating science linked to it.  There’s so much to explore! Therefore I’ve decided to make this a mini-series. In each episode I’ll be …

Dutch food – bread with chocolate sprinkles

Updated: 1-Dec-2016 To be honest, when people ask me about Dutch cuisine, I’ll have a hard time answering. There are a lot of Dutch meals and snacks that I can come up with, but a Dutch cuisine, I wouldn’t know. So, I started listing Dutch snacks & foods (e.g. kroketten, …