Hot Cross (Swirly) Buns – Science Bonus Lesson 1

Today I made Hot Cross (Swirly) Buns. My brother and I called them Hot cross Swirly Buns because I put swirls of icing on top of the x’s because I had more icing. Well, let’s start at the beginning. What you need: 500g flour, 2 tsp salt, 75g sugar, 2 tsp dried yeast, 40g unsalted butter, 2 medium eggs – beaten 120ml full fat milk, … Continue reading Hot Cross (Swirly) Buns – Science Bonus Lesson 1

My Summary Of Food Science – Lesson 35 – Review

I have had a lot of fun while working on food science, and have gained lots of experience in cooking, like figuring out I need more practice in the smoothie department, cooking up a bowl of salsa that everyone liked, eating some delicious coleslaw, learning how to make potato chips, and even the sliced baked potato as the second project! Later after each one, at … Continue reading My Summary Of Food Science – Lesson 35 – Review

Science Lesson 38 & 39 – French Baguettes!

In these lessons I made a set of three French Baguettes! It started using these ingredients: salt (2 1/2 tsp), water (1/4 cup for yeast to dissolve in – another 2 to make the dough), the yeast (I used a little packet of yeast), a pound of flour (about two and a half cups), and a bit extra flour to put on my hands and the cutting/rolling/folding … Continue reading Science Lesson 38 & 39 – French Baguettes!

Science Lesson 33 – Cooking Food

Food can be cooked in many ways, like Grilling, Broiling, Baking, Boiling, Simmering, Steaming, Pan-frying, and Sauteing, and three different ways that heat can get around, eg. Conduction, Convention, and Radiation. Conduction is a form of heat transfer that requires physical contact and a conductor to hold the heat electrons.  Convection is another form that requires a fluid or gas, and it traverses (circulates) the … Continue reading Science Lesson 33 – Cooking Food

(Not Really) Sweet Cinnamon Tea – Science Lesson 32

Huh….. I don’t know whether I liked it or not.  It was kind of bitter, and it had a cinnamony taste to it.. but it was bitter.  Very bitter.  It was terrible at the bottom- I spit it out, it was so disgusting!  With the original recipe, Mom called that cinnamon water, so she added to it.  What the original recipe was is to put … Continue reading (Not Really) Sweet Cinnamon Tea – Science Lesson 32

Herbs & Spices Overview – Science Lesson 31

Today I learned about Herbs and Spices.  I’ll start off talking about the herbs, than I’ll move on to the spices, and after that I’ll talk about some relating character traits connecting the two. To start off, the lesson listed a good handful of herbs, some of which I had not known about, including  Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Bergamot, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Angelica, Celery, Coriander … Continue reading Herbs & Spices Overview – Science Lesson 31