Making and maintaining a sourdough starter

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ve probably noticed I’m a bread lover. Nothing better than a freshly baked bread. So proper bread in a restaurant is a real deal breaker for me. Good food, but bad bread, means chances are a lot smaller I will return. That …

Blueberry orange zestmuffin – Using IBM’s Chef Watson

The other day, blueberries were on sale at the supermarket. Blueberries tend to be expensive here so I decided to grab my chance and buy some, not having a clue on what to use them for just yet. Somehow though, blueberries for me are linked to muffins. Blueberry muffins just …

Macaroni pie /Baked macaroni – On dried pasta

Sometimes making and using fresh homemade pasta is worth it (in lasagna for instance), however, I can understand that in a lot of cases people mostly consider it a lot of work without too many benefits. And in some cases, it’s downright inconvenient/impossible. And that’s the case we’ll be discussing …

Orange and lemon zest extract – Alcohol extraction

When making a dessert (hot cross waffles!) the other I needed the zest of about 1/5 of an orange and of a lemon. I don’t like using half products though. So I wanted to use all the zest in some useful way and decided to give makingmy own orange and …

Pita bread – Science of flat bread

Sometimes I’m amazed by the shear amounts of recipes for breads. Unbelievable what you can make with flour, water and yeast and now and again some other minor ingredients! After making Indian style flatbreads (e.g. chapati & paratha), I decided to give pita breads a try. One of my favorite …

What makes Oreo cookies black – On cocoa powder science

Oreo cookies are that type of cookie that’s combined with everthing and used for all sorts of baked goods. There’s Oreo cookie ice cream, Oreo cookie pie crust, etc. The super black outer cookie with the snow white gooey inside make it look different than a lot of cookies out …

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 …