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close up of puff in the puff pastry

Puff pastry – Science of flaky layers

Making puff pastry sounds very daunting to a lot of home bakers. You can see contestants struggling with it on tv baking shows, like the Great British bake off. And why make it, when you can buy it? It took me a long...

yeast donut dough is ready to proof

Science of a basic yeast donut

Chocolate, lemon, red velvet or maybe you prefer just a plain donut? There’s so many donuts out there, it can be hard to choose. Even though flavours might be overwhelming to say the least, texture wise most of us...

Science of making Indian paneer

When you visit India or go to an Indian restaurant you are bound to find dishes that contain paneer. Since there are a lot of vegetarians in India, there is often a paneer version of meat dishes, such as butter paneer...

4 types of donuts, Bavarian, maple bacon long John, chocolate cake, pumpkin cake

Donut Bootcamp at The Chopping Block

I had made donuts a couple of times at home. However, they didn’t always turn out as light and fluffy as I hoped for. Sometimes they deformed horribly, other times they just didn’t taste like a real donut...

Dutch microwave pancake

Decoding pancake package labels

If you have ever made American-style pancakes (those thick fluffy ones) at home, you know with how little ingredients you can whisk up a perfectly fine pancake. Take some flour, salt, baking powder and a little sugar...