Trinidad paratha – super flaky flatbread

One of my favorite meals is paratha with butter chicken or paneer or another great Indian style sauce. Whereas I like the sauces, the best part really is the paratha. When eating it with rice it simply doesn’t taste as good. Paratha is a type of roti pretty characteristic to …

Chemistry behind brownies – Science & A recipe

One of my favorite things to bake most definitely are brownies. Reason? They’re super simple to make and just about everybody likes them. Also, it’s nice to vary around with them. What about walnut brownie, almond brownie or raspberry brownie? I’ve made them all, and they all taste good. When …

Making chapati – And why they puff up

Chapati, or roti, are a really nice and easy to make flatbread! It’s for sure one of my favorite carbs with a meal. They’re not hard to make, require only two ingredients (three if you want to be a little more fancy) and at the same time are complex enough …

Homemade lasagna & bechamel sauce – some lasagna science

Nothing better than a lasagna coming out of the oven, bubbling like crazy, with a perfect light brown cheesy top. Even though there are loads of ways to make a lasagna, our favorite remains one with tomato sauce and a creamy bechamel sauce on top. Lasagna is made best (I find) …

Homemade Biscuits & (Bacon) Gravy – A Recipe (and some science)

Sometimes even the most fanatic scientist doesn’t want to do science, but just enjoy something. Whether it’s a view of the sky, snow flakes falling down or, in this case, eating good food. This morning I was in baking mode again, besides making apple pie, cinnamon rolls and eating bread …

Homemade pasta – Science of pasta making

Ever since we learned how to make pasta ourselves, we make it at least once a month. It’s more of a weekend activity, but by now we’ve become good enough to make an entire fresh pasta lasagna with sauces and all, in about half an hour (taking a quick rest …

100% whole wheat bread

Making a bread using only wholemeal flour and no white plain flour is a challenge. It tend to give a very dense bread which only bread lovers might appreciate. I’ve had several failed attempts in this bread type before trying a recipe from the cookbook Brilliant Bread which did give …