Tag - browning

chocolate and peanut butter ice cream with pistachio crumb sm

Chocolate and peanut butter dessert

There are few shows I completely follow along with, but I’ve been watching Masterchef Australia since the start. None of the other version (US, UK, Dutch) have made it to my playlist. The show has a good balance...

what happens in the oven - finished cookies

Baking cookies – What happens in the oven

Cookies + science = happiness, isn’t it? We’ve discussed cookie science quite a few times here on the blog. Whether it’s the role of different ingredients, the role of food colouring or just to share...

Maillard - step 1

Maillard reaction mechanism – hard core chemistry

(Dis)colouration of foods is a well beloved topic of food chemists. Colour pigments are highly complex, as are the reactions to form them. Browning especially, is a favorite. It’s interesting because there are...

Hazelnut cookies oven experiment three different temperatures

Deciding on oven temperature – When a recipe doesn’t tell

Updated: 8-Feb-2017 I used to be pretty worried about using the correct temperature for my oven when baking something. I’d check carefully in the recipe, whether I chose the correct setting. If the recipe was in...

making a dark roux

Maillard reaction & Dark roux for Gumbo

When on holiday in the United States, we visited New Orleans. Even though I think most American cities aren’t the best for tourists (being used to European cities you can stroll through by foot), I liked New...