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How to Make Apple Beignets

apple and pineapple beignets

For some reason, staying up past midnight during New Year’s Eve and celebrating the new year has resulted in a lot of, once-a-year snacks all over the world. In the Netherlands, you’re bound to find a pile of oliebollen in…

How Vanillin is Made

2 ingredient vanilla ice cream - top view

Vanilla beans are expensive and have been so for a long time. So, to satisfy our desire for vanilla-flavored foods, we humans have become inventive. As far back as the 19th-century chemists identified the molecule responsible for that characteristic vanilla…

Unpeeling The Science of Cookies

comparing gingersnaps
Do you like your cookies crispy or chewy? With chocolate chips or maybe pieces of fruit? Do you like to decorate your cookies for the holidays? Do you enjoy making something special or do you prefer making a base recipe time and time again? Want to use butter or oil? Want your cookies sweet or maybe even a little salty? No matter what cookie person you are, understanding the science of cookies is going to help you in your cookie-eating & baking game! There are probably about as many cookie recipes out there as there are cookie eaters. Everyone has…

How Alcoholic Apple Cider is Made

two apple ciders with green tea and plum

As a people, we seem to have managed to make alcoholic drinks from all sorts of produce. Grains are transformed into beer, or spirits (e.g. whiskey). Grapes are transformed into wine, pears into perry, and apples, into cider. Making an…