Almond paste recipe – A seasonal bread: Kerststol

Updated: 26-December-2016 There are foods you only eat in certain times of the year. Brussel sprouts are typically a winter vegetable, whereas I link strawberries to summer. Another one of these is almond paste and breads filled with almond paste (in the Netherlands these are called ‘stol’ and I believe …

Preventing soggy pie crust – On moisture migration

Water can be a food’s best friend but also worst enemy. Water keeps cake moist, strawberries juicy and ice cream solid. But water can also make a cookie soggy and lack of water can make an apple hard and chewy. It can also make a pie crust soggy, especially if …

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 …

Making jam – the Science

This month is fruit & vegetable science month on my blog! All posts are somehow related to fruits and vegetables. We’re discovering the amazing science involved when cooking or baking with them! Today it’s all about making jam. In our garden we have several fruit trees, including two fig trees. …