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side view of pice of torta setteveli

Torta Setteveli

Making a complicated dessert once in a while is a good way to practice a lot of techniques and to learn something new. The French in particular are good in making pastry which consists of a lot of different (complex)...

top view of mirror glaze on torta setteveli

Why a mirror glaze is so shiny

By making my first ever mirror glaze in late 2018, I’ve probably come way too late to the party. Mirror glazes were quite the hype on social media back in 2016,. It seems that has calmed down a bit, but they...

Victoria sandwich with cranberry jam and icing sugar

Victoria sandwich – History & science of a cake

The Victoria sandwich is one of those bakes with a very rich history to it. It is believed to have been (one of) Queen Victoria’s favorite cake(s). It is a round cake of two layers with jam in the middle. As is...

Genoise cake with jam, nutella and cream

Genoise cake – A baking guide by unravelling its science

Back in the days, before they had access to baking powder and baking soda, bakers had to be a bit more creative in how they were going to create light airy cakes and sponges. They couldn’t use the chemical...

Kugelhopf cake

Yeast-leavened cakes – Another way to create air

We’ve been making bread for thousands of years, using flour, water and in a lot of cases yeast. Yeast is what makes our breads light and fluffy, by producing carbon dioxide gas bubbles to make the dough rise...