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. …

Food Science Basics in 6 weeks – part 4: Food Physics

Welcome to week 4 of the ‘Food Science Basics in 6 weeks’ course! If you’ve just dropped in mid-way, no problem. Keep on reading if you’d like to learn more about food physics or hop on to the first week of this programme. I think it’s easiest if you follow …

Saving collapsed Italian meringue

Ever been left with egg whites after making a recipe that calls for egg yolks only? And not feeling like making meringues from the oven, again? That’s how I felt, until, I discovered how to make an Italian meringue. But then, I made twice as much of the meringue as I …

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 …

The ideal gas law

Why does popcorn pop, do souffles shrink after baking and does choux pastry rise during baking? These are all questions we’ll be trying to answer by applying the ideal gas law to food. As you probably know if you’ve been on my website before, I love food and science and …

Making marshmallow from marshmallow root

Making marshmallows from scratch is a lot of fun (and in my case makes my entire kitchen turn white…) and gives you unique fluffy white sweet pillows. I’ve made marshmallows and also analyzed them from a science point of view. Those cooking quests used the modern day marshmallow making method: …

Marshmallows – a peak into a fascinating history

Who doesn’t know marshmallows? Those white fluffy, puffy, gooey, soft pillows of, well, actually, sugar. If you’re feeling like eating some now, go ahead, make some and return to this post with a big pile of marshmallows next to you! In this post it’s not about making marshmallows, this time I’ll …