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 …

Fresh pasta science – On making homemade pasta

Ever since we learned how to make pasta ourselves, it’s become a weekend staple. During the week it’s too much to ask of our rumbling stomachs, but in the weekend it’s great to do. Pasta making is also typically one of those skills you really improve on speed with when …

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 …

Home Made French Croissant – Science of steam & yeast

To be honest, I never thought I would ever try making croissants myself. Whenever reading about croissant dough (or puff pastry) I decided to stay away, it seemed far too much of a hassle. Folding in butter, cooling, folding, it just didn’t seem worth it. But then I got into …

Scones & Scone Dough – Do’s and Don’ts

Clotted cream, jam and scones, a great snack with your afternoon tea, or for your morning breakfast. Making a good scone isn’t hard, but, you need to know a few simple tricks to create a perfect scone (dough). In a lot of cases recipes for baked goods have very specific …

Eggless pancakes – why it works & a trick to kick up flavour

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make in the weekend if I don’t feel like my regular yoghurt or bread for breakfast. They’re easy to make and jummy to eat. By now I’ve got quite a god basic recipe so I keep on trying new things to …

Deciding on oven temperature – When a recipe doesn’t tell

Updated: 8-Feb-2017 I used to be pretty worried about using the correct temperature for my oven when baking something. I’d check carefully in the recipe, whether I chose the correct setting. If the recipe was in Fahrenheit I would ask Google to convert it to Celsius again for me (I …