Pumpkin-Chocolate Bûche De Gratitude

I’ve always loved Bûche de Noël, the traditional French cake that is rolled and decorated to look like a Yule log at Christmas. I’m particularly impressed that someone had the idea to create meringue “mushrooms” to make it even more log-esque. I have found that though the bûche looks intimidating,... Read more »

Instant Ice Cream with a Dry Ice Bath

Making ice cream with cryogens stronger than water ice is a fairly common chemistry demonstration stunt. The ideal way to do it is with liquid nitrogen, which is poured directly into the ice cream mixture, with stirring, and causes it to set up in about 10 minutes. Liquid nitrogen, however,... Read more »