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!
Being an Adult can be pretty sucky sometimes, and one of the most disappointing things is that you rarely get a cake for your birthday unless you actually make it yourself. And who wants a weak ass birthday cake? Nobody! You know the B in bday stands for Bring It, and It sure has been Broughten. Continue reading
This cake is basic, but not in the BASIC way. It looks homemade and that is totally fine! As we say in our kitchenlab: rustic, classic and natural are just other words for homemade. Doesn’t it make you feel like home? (If you were priviliged enough to have had caretakers that made you cakes.) Anyway, now YOU can make this easy apple cake yourself! Continue reading
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.
True Crime: Rogue Butter Attacks
Law & Order: SBVU (Special Butter Victims Unit)
CSI : Butter Burns
Attack of the Angry Ingredient
I Shouldn’t Be Alive : Butter Boo-Boo Continue reading
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.
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.