Make People Like You… with Success Tart

Norway is weird when it comes to naming desserts, but this one sure feels like a success! Usually made for parties, and especially around Easter, Suksessterte or quite literally Success Tart, is a classic Norwegian dessert. While the crust is made from a meringue-like mix of nuts, powdered sugar and egg whites, the topping is a vibrant yellow custard. Eggs are the main ingredient, which tells us one thing: tons of science happening right here!

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Desserts around the world: Spekkoek

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.Spekkoek

 

Crushed it! Nuts and a Delicious Cake

In today’s research we evaluate the following hypothesis: Sometimes you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. But that doesn’t really make sense in the world of dessert science, so our final hypothesis is: Sometimes you’ve got to crush some nuts to get yourself a delicious cake. Any nut will do, but for the purpose of this experiment, we went for walnuts. Perhaps the craziest nut? We paired them with a classic: chocolate. Because what could go wrong with chocolate!? Nothing. Nothing went wrong with the chocolate. I am not being sarcastic, it was completely fine.

walchoc-finished

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#TBT: Hey remember that one time?

It’s once again time for #ThrowBackThursday! You guys, we just love throwbacks. We love reminiscing, remembering, recalling, all that stuff! Like the recollection, the reviewing, the whole retrospect of it. And gosh, who doesn’t love a breezy little walk down Memory Lane! Perfect spot to rehash, hark back, muse over and look back on former glory.

Remember that one time when we decided to make a killer cheesecake even better?

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