Baking cookies – What happens in the oven

Cookies + science = happiness, isn’t it? We’ve discussed cookie science quite a few times here on the blog. Whether it’s the role of different ingredients, the role of food colouring or just to share recipes. We haven’t discussed though what happens in the oven, where the cookie actually gets transformed …

French Toast: Oven vs. Pan & A recipe with strawberrries

French toast is one of my favorite ways to finish old, stale bread. A good soak in a soggy egg mixture, softens the bread and still makes it great to eat. When in high school one of the first things I was taught to make in cooking classes was French …

Vanilla ice cream recipe

Since a couple of years now we have an ice cream machine. It’s been used plenty, for all sorts of ice creams. Since I don’t like doing the same recipe over again and again (some exceptions though, this bread has been made tons of times), I tend to change something different …

Lemon bars – The power of egg yolks

When I make ice cream or some other sort of custard I would normally ‘cheat’, I’d use some corn starch or regular flour to thicken up my custard. It’s some sort of cheating since it should also be possible without any flours, but by using egg (yolks) only. Nevertheless, those …

Eggnog – Cinnamon spice science

Around Christmas time, someone in our household really wanted to make our own eggnog. Despite the fact that I didn’t really know what eggnog was (guessing it was something with raw eggs and alcohol, it appeared I actually wasn’t too far off) I agreed quite quickly. Why? Because it gave …

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. …

Science of cinnamon French Toast

One of the very first recipes I learned to make is French Toast. It was one of the recipes we learned to cook during a high school classs, before that I might have cooked buy not really following recipes. After learning how to make this cinnamon french toast (in Dutch …