Tag - oven

sandwich with kroket and mustard, typically Dutch food

How oven snacks are made (that taste like deep fried ones)

Apparently there’s a need for manufacturers to produce more oven baked snacks, as we noticed in when comparing those with deep fried ones. But we also found out that making something in the oven, that is normally...

Dutch baby with fresh fruits and icing sugar in skillet

Oven pancake instead of stove made – On culture & science

As you might know by now (example 1, 2 and 3), pancakes are a great way to illustrate culture and science of food. So when a fellow Dutch blogger recently wrote about ‘Dutch baby’ pancakes, it was time to...

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...

oven baked french toast with strawberries and icing sugar

French Toast: Oven vs. Pan & A recipe with strawberrries

French toast is one of my favorite ways to finish old, stale bread. A good soak in a soggy egg mixture, softens the bread and still makes it great to eat. When in high school one of the first things I was taught to make...

fluffy white bread, typical Dutch recipe

Oven history – evolution of the oven over time

Updated: 8-Dec-2016 In our kitchen we have a great electric oven, it preheats pretty fast (a matter of minutes!), has loads of space and seems to be pretty reliable regarding temperature. It’s perfect for making...

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...