Making cookies with short crust pastry – Trinidadian Kurma

Since I miserably failed making a short crust pastry and ever since I found out how to fix it, I’ve been making far too many short crust pastries! I’ve made a chocolate tart, with short crust pastry, a chicken and leek pie, with short crust pastry, a beef pie, with …

Role of flour, butter and sugar in cookies – Shortbread science

One of the more popular posts on this website is one explaining the role of ingredients in choux pastry. Which I completely understand, it’s a bit of a strange process to make choux pastry and a little harder to understand. It’s also something I really like, I like understanding what and why I do …

TaaiTaai – Dutch Winter Snack

In the Netherlands the 5th of December is one of the most exciting days in the year for kids. On this day Sinterklaas comes by all children and gives them presents. It’s similar to Santa Claus with Christmas, but our Sinterklaas arrives in the country 3 weeks before the 5th …

Crispy, crunchy pepernoten

Here in the Netherlands it is nearly Sinterklaas again, you might be asking yourselves, Sinterklaas, are you sure you don’t mean Santa Claus? But no, it’s sinterklaas, although I think sinterklaas and santa claus are somewhat related. Sinterklaas is a typical Dutch feast during which Sinterklaas, an old man, brings …

Macademia white chocolate cookie – Impact of leavening agent, sugar & flour

Cookies and science are a great combination, as we found out when collecting more than 10 sciency cookie posts. It is so easy to vary little aspects within cookie recipes to test out the impact of all these different changes. Having analyzed the impact of flour, sugar and butter on shortbread …