Ok, we get it professional pie baking people, you’re better at your job than we are at dessert science. You might remember this failed desserting moment in our long history – though, let’s be honest, you probably don’t, because we almost did not remember this one (since we got the flu right after). Anyway, you can buy these rijstevlaai’s at actual bakeries and then they look like this:
I know, so unfair. Why are people that get paid for it so much better at making desserts!
Here is something good that came out of the Dutch colonisation of Indonesia: Spekkoek (or kue lapis legit). Wikipedia says:
The cake is very rich – a 20 cm × 20 cm (7.9 in × 7.9 in) cake can contain up to thirty egg yolks, 500 grams (18 oz) of butter, and 400 grams (14 oz) of sugar.
So, definitely not for people on diets. It is best eaten in small bits anyway, because it is heavy enough that you can eat one slice and then skip lunch. Not spoken out of experience or anything.
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Having people like you sounds nice, doesn’t it? Why wouldn’t you want everyone to like you, regardless of whether YOU even like THEM? In the field of behavorial science, they might call it compulsive approval-seeking. In the field of dessert science we call it baking! Making three dozen apple turnovers for your co-workers may sound a little excessive, but we just think it sounds nice. Continue reading