Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Desserts around the World - Texas pt. 4

In a perfect world. all desserts would be tasty, delicious and just all around wonderful. But sadly, we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world where people cook up horrible things and still dare to call them dessert.

For a traveling scientist exploring the fine desserts of America, the brownie is not only a milestone, but a delight. Unfortunately, this is not a brownie. Do not let the picture deceive you. This is some sort of dirty sponge dipped in chocolate syrup and served with whipped cream and ice cream.



Sunday, December 26, 2010

Desserts around the World - Texas pt. 3


Christmas is about of a lot of things, most of them not exactly christmasy, and sometimes you have to remind people that Christmas is about one thing: Jesus's birthday. And how do we celebrate birthdays? With cake!

Last night, our traveling scientist celebrated Jesus with some proper American cake. Being so American and all, you'd think Texas, the most American state in America, would have its own version of it. But in a sad twist of fate, the Texans look to the east when ordering this most popular dessert. We can give you:

Our scientist examined the cheesecake to find the New York bit, but to no avail. Our conclusion: New York Style just means "absolutely fucking massive cheesecake".


Friday, December 24, 2010

Desserts around the World - Texas pt. 2

This cakesmas, one of our trusted dessert scientists is exploring the wonderful world of desserts in Texas. As mentioned in part 1, Texas is quite varied when it comes to desserts, presenting not only good ol' American desserts, but also tasty treats from good ol' Mejico. Today, we present

Sopapillas are a fried pastry usually served with powdered sugar or honey, and in this case with some ice cream on the side. JEALOUS?

MERRY CAKESMAS! or as sopapillas would say: ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NDSM presents: Desserts Around the World

Today, we are introducing a new feature to New Dessert Science Magazine. It's happening right now. Right this second. We are introducing: 
Desserts Around the World

This new NDSM highlight will feature desserts from far, far away, taking a closer look at delicious desserts around the world, depending on where our scientists are traveling.
Click through for our first feature: Desserts of Texas

Monday, December 20, 2010

A picture post of failure

Sometimes you try something new with GREAT success, sometimes you try something which results in failure. If I had planned on making a rice pudding with barely baked bread on the sides and uncooked bread on the bottom, then this would have been a success! Sadly, I was going for a rijstevlaai. A Dutch dessert that is very delicious. It is still very delicious in raw and uncooked and smushy form, but it would've been nice to have it perfect! 

Here is a picture by picture report on how it went wrong, while thinking it went perfect!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hi vlaai!

This is a vlaai. YUM! It has a creamy custardy filling. YUM!

Monday, November 8, 2010

CRUMPKINS! (aka cupmuffins, or muffincakes)

The life of a dessert scientist is a busy one, doing science all day every day. Sometimes, there's just not enough time to make desserts on your free time! That's why God invented Earth, the Heavens, and cake mix (jk, God doesn't exist! We're scientists!). Here's a tutorial on making crumpkins out of cake mix, effort and a little creativity!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Experiment? I hardly know ment!: A photoessay of dessert failure

Earlier this month Carmen threw the dessert gauntlet down and challenged us all to a chocolate-cake-in-a-mug-off. Some of us accepted that challenge. Some of us failed miserably. Some of us are me, and here is our story.This is the way it started, correctly enough. Ingredients: things that, with a little bit of heat and magic, somehow turn into a chocolate cake in a coffee mug. My hopes were high and my friends were in low places at this point.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hallowe'en Treat #1: Orange Chocolate Mousse

I could write out a recipe for this, and probably will at some point this week, but fuck me was this tiring. I may write a couple of don'ts for this recipe so you'll have some idea of some of the things that went wrong.

I'm a poll, you're a poll, let's be polls together.

We had a poll. Here's a fucking chart.
Eat a dick, science.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Choco-banana Pancake

If there is but one fact we can all base our entire faith in science on, it's that pancakes are the best (Richard Feyman, 1951). Now, how do we make the best thing in the world even better? Let's put some Nutella and banana slices up in there. Let me show you how! This is what you'll need:

What you see here is:
- Pancake batter (PRO TIP: add some oatmeal to your pancake batter. It's good and good for you!)
- Some Nutella (or equivalent)
- 1 banana
- Vanilla Kesam (like vanilla yoghurt but thicker)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

NDSM Picture of the day (week/month/year): Looks like science, tastes like dessert!

This is a dessert I once ate while on vacation in Indonesia. I didn't make it myself. I didn't even buy it myself, but I did order it myself! Doesn't it look very cool? I don't remember what it was though, maybe some kind of pudding. But it has smoke! And while it doesnt look much like a dessert, it does look a lot like science, so win-win!

Monday, October 11, 2010

[Recipe] Gorgeous Greenhill's Gooey Souffles

What You Need

  • 200g of chopped dark chocolate. Get a wee bit extra too for the centre (about a section per souffle)
  • 150g butter cut into cubes and a wee extra for the ramekins
  • 6 eggs
  • 175g sugar
  • 125g plain flour

Friday, October 8, 2010

Science experiments!

What is science without some experiments? BORING!

But seeing how we editors of New Dessert Science Magazine, are super busy with doing research and other science things, we wanted to ask YOU, the reader (Yes, you lonely reader!) to help us out!

We ask you to work on this experiment and comment us the pictures! With some comments on how it turned out! (Or tweet us and we will help you, you know who we are.)

Here is the experiment!

Monday, September 13, 2010

YOUR face is a dessert!

The new (week old) poll results are in! The little hamsters in our computers had to work overtime to get all the maths done, but they were happy to do it! (Don't worry, we gave them cakes, and pies.)

We won't keep you waiting any longer, so here are the results that you had no way of seeing yourself before!
You guys really enjoy eating your desserts with your entire face! And NDSM fully endorses that! No better way of enjoying your dessert than diving your face fully into it.

New Dessert Science Cares!

Today, we are introducing a new feature to New Dessert Science Magazine. It's happening right now. Right this second. We are introducing:

New Dessert Science Cares!

A column where our curious readers can send us dessert and/or science related questions our trusty staff will answer.

Our very first inquiry comes courtesy of K. She asked:

K: Dear NDSM, I like my desserts but I feel they're not peppy enough. What can I do to add zip to my life?! XOXO, K.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No-Shake Milkshake

Look, you don't need science to know that milkshakes are basically the best. But you do science to tell you how to make one without any appliances!

First: Make some very chocolatey chocolate milk

Surprising results from our poll!

You all like desserts! All the time! This was a real surprise to our science team. Dessert should be eaten after dinner. That is what our parents told us. YOU REBELS!

Here is your delicious pie chart!

New scientific poll will be up soon!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Yummy Mushy Pear and Vanilla Ice Cream

This is a pretty easy dessert. It's supposed to be made with apple slices, but as New Dessert Science Magazine always says: apples are just apples, but pears sounds like bears!

Alright, so first off, get some adorable little pears, and awkwardly slice them up and put them in a bowl. Like so:

Chocolate cakes with chocolate filling and chocolate everything

At first you have this:

And then you have this:
And then it disappears in your facehole.

New Dessert Science approves of ready made deliciousness.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bite-size brownies

New Dessert Science Magazine Pro-Tip: Desserts are also available for purchase

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


What is the essence of a bryanlog? Is it the slight coffee flavour that tickles the tastebuds? Is it the storebought cookie crispiness that makes you long for childhood? Is it the whipped cream which quite frankly makes you feel kinda gross after about three spoonfuls?No. The bryanlog is about thrusting your spatula deep into the heart of the invention dragon and shouting "I WILL NOT GO FORTH INTO THE BLACKNESS!"
or whatever.

Here are some pictures.

1. Spoon some strong black coffee onto Maryland cookies.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blueberry cake

New Dessert Science Magazine protip: When baking your cake use a bakingtin that doesn't leak.

Vanille ice cream with roasted peanuts and honey

Dessert Science: let peanuts cool exactly 1 minute and 17 seconds to avoid melted icecream