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!
Today is Fastelavn in Norway, which is the Sunday before Fat Tuesday. This religious holiday is usually celebrated by eating buns with cream and jam. Such tasty, tasty religion!
As a scientist, I always strive for discovery. Making basic sweet buns is no fun! Also as a scientist, I know Jesus doesn’t care whether or not we make sweet buns (because he ain’t exist, duh). I decided to use the same basic sweet dough recipe, but use it for GREATNESS.
How can you make something as basic as apple pie exciting enough to impress people? Let science show you! Start off being undecisive where you can’t decide if you want flaky delicious pie crust, or if you want crunchy crumble. That’s when you use both! Continue reading
Fall is here. FALL IS HERE! Let’s all wear chunky sweaters, scarves and everything in burgundy. And let’s all be super basic and drink pumpkin spice lattes because fuck it. They’re delicious and WE ALL KNOW IT.
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
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
Achieving greatness is a double edged sword. When you’ve created perfection, it’s all downhill from there… You become your own nemesis, always trying to surpass yourself. Can one ever be bested by oneself? Who even knows. All we know is that we’ve been waiting for ages for the perfect opportunity to make another Café Au Lait Cheesecake and the time has finally come! The only question remains: will it be worse, as good, or even better than the first one? Let’s find out! Continue reading