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Stuck at Home?

Science in the kitchen

Can ice cream be made without a freezer? What role does oil play in cooking? And how do you make melt-in-your-mouth cookies? The Davidson Institute reveals the scientific secrets of the kitchen with simple experiments and delicious recipes you can make at home by yourself.

Bon appétit

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FUN WITH FATS

What is the role of oils and fats in cooking? This experiment uncovers the answer – by making light and fluffy muffins.

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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WITH OR WITHOUT SUGAR

Do different amounts of sugar affect only the sweetness? In this experiment, we will learn how to obtain a perfectly textured frozen fruit sorbet.

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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TAKING CARROTS WITH A PINCH OF SALT

When should salt be added during cooking – at the beginning or at the end? A short experiment with cooked carrots reveals the answer.

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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NO-FREEZER ICE CREAM

Is it possible to make ice cream without placing it in the freezer? In this experiment, we will discover how to “magically” lower the temperature of the ice cream mixture with surprising speed!

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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OF PROTEINS AND MERINGUE

Why is it important to add sugar when beating egg whites? We’ll find the answer in this experiment, by making two versions of a dazzling and delectable meringue.

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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COOKIE SCIENCE 101

How do minor changes in the recipe affect the taste? In the following experiment, we will discover the secret to making truly delicious cookies!

The scientific explanation

The experiment

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LET’S SEE THE C

Is it true that vitamins are lost during cooking or baking? In the following experiment, we will reveal the answer by baking an orange cake, in which we will search for vitamin C.

The scientific explanation

The experiment