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How to Make Apple Beignets

apple and pineapple beignets

New year’s celebrations have 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 most homes. But, aside from this typical staple, don’t discount its fruity alternatives,…

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 found a way to make our own vanilla. Or at least, something that tastes like it: vanillin.…

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…