All posts tagged: Sweets

A song of lecker: Dilekerei

A little note on languages. When you jump from baker to bakery in German – which is Bäcker and Bäckerei respectively – you change from masculine to feminine. The guy who does it is a dude but the work he is doing is feminine. German is a bit more complicated so we do not say THE baker and THE bakery – we make it clear: there is a difference – DER Bäcker (male) and DIE Bäckerei (female). And, alike English, you can turn almost anything into a business: bakery, winery, grocery etc… However, if you turn Lecker – like in LeckerBiss – into a noun, the adjective ‚tasty‘ becomes a noun for tasty things: Leckerein. The singular is feminine – die Leckerei – yet, not a work anymore but a thing. Most often by the way Leckerei is used for sweet things. And, yes Die Leckerei – that sounds a little bit like the Turkish name Dilek – a name for girls. At least that‘s what Dilek thought – a girl from Berlin. So when …

Biotech Optimizes Ice Cream

Very brilliantly Scientists in a collaboration between Dundee and Edinburgh University figured out that when you add a protein into ice-cream, it doesn’t melt away so quickly – staying intact longer as well as preventing sticky fingers and stains. The protein can be naturally found in ‘Natto’ – a Japanese breakfirst (doesn’t look too appealing to me). Natto is a salty breakfirst, but you just add the protein anyway. So, besides staying in form, the protein also does the trick of making the ice cream a lot healthier of course (read more here). The Scientists hope that the optimized ice cream can be already brought to market in 3 years! So – another little bit of Science to brighten your daily life 😉

Your food measured in sugar cubes

This tastes so sweet – but how sweet? The guys behind the ‘sugar delirium‘-blog created a comprehensive way, that one can easily grasp the sugar content of common foods. On http://www.sugarstacks.com/ they provide pictures of common foods alongside their sugar content counted in the number of sugar cubes. Impressive is how much you eat in a single thanksgiving dinner (see picture). So how much sugar is healthy per day? It is a question hard to answer. On average, an intake of about 30g or 7 cubes of sugar is recommended in the case of free sugar – however, intake of complex sugars bound in some form of whole grain may exceed these measures. Also, the recommended amount varies for different types of sugars, e.g. glucose or fructose. And, recommendations seem to need to be adapted to distinct populations and individuals. Sugar delirium regularly discusses the frontiers of scientific findings regarding sugar intake recommendations. In the meantime, their sugar cube project gives intriguing insights. Have a look on their fruits collection for example. Fruits are often …

Kaki Santa Claus – a Christmass season sorbet recipe (vegan-friendly)

Christmas season started!! So, time to do all these recipes that fit Christmas!!! I’ll start by posting the recipe of a sweet desert (though it is a healthy one). Believe me – it has a fantastic taste! And, it is very easy to prepare. For two bowls, mix one kaki persimmon and one apple (about 400g each) in a blender. Since it is a vegan recipe, it has a chia pudding base. For this, you need to – 3 hours prior to preparing the recipe – mix 2 soup spoons of chia seeds into 150mL water. After 3 hours the liquid should have turned into a kind of gele. Just add the gele (including the seeds) into the blender together with the apple and the kaki. Additionally, add 5 soup spoons of sugar and 50mL of fresh lime juice. If you want to add 2 soup spoons of cinnamon. Attention: cinnamon is a stimulant and may trigger attacks in people with epilepsy. As my sister has it, I never add it into recipes but serve …