The general public (GP) is a strange beast. One which can never be tamed and is totally unpredictable. Anyone have the number for Van Helsing? I’ve been working in a pub for close to 10 years and living in one for 7 years. The people that come through those doors never fail to amaze me,… Continue reading The General Public Monster Part I – “We couldn’t find the front door, do you have one?”
First and Foremost – Apologies In my final year of University, my dissertation has been the bane of my life which has made it difficult to find the time and period of lack of mental anguish to write a post. More importantly, however, I’m done! All finished. Finito. Le end. Other than a PhD, of… Continue reading Lemon & Lime Roulade – Comeback Special!
The area that my studies are currently focused is entitled ‘Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics’. I’m going to attempt to try and explain this in as simple terms as I can so that it will be accessible to anyone, so here goes. Schrödinger equation In quantum mechanics, we spend a lot of time studying the so-called Schrödinger… Continue reading What do I study, some of you may ask… Anybody? No? Oh well.
Yeah, I’d never heard of them before making them either. They’re basically a sweet, posher croissant really – very tasty and great with a cup of tea. This is a great recipe to really test your skills with puff pastry, cooking it in an unusual shape and caramelising sugar in the pastry to a perfect… Continue reading Kouign Amann… Am I spelling that right?
I’m sure most people have a basic knowledge of the subatomic world – even if it’s just words you’ve heard; things like electron and atom. So let’s discuss what really matters: matter. There are 3 states of matter that you will be exposed to on a daily basis (there are more but we won’t go… Continue reading Let’s talk about the tiny stuff
In the summertime, this has to be one of my favourite cakes to both make and eat. Making use of those prime raspberries and succulent lemons together in an explosion of fresh tartness! This recipe is basically fool-proof. As long as you’re comfortable making a general sponge, you’ll be able to cope – you might… Continue reading Lemon, Poppyseed & Raspberry Cake. Let’s remember Summer.
Think of any number. Multiply it by 6, take away 3, add 1 and take away the original number. Want to know something cool? I have no idea what number you’re on or which one you started with. Those tricks you’ve probably heard of rely on some simple algebra to ensure that you always end up… Continue reading Numbers, Numbers, Numbers. Back to Basics.
Good morning! As a Brit, when I think of a cheesecake I think of biscuit bases with a smooth creamy top making layered yumminess. But the Japanese have a very different form of the familiar pudding that we know. This one has no biscuit base, has the texture of a sponge and the best part… Continue reading Japanese Wonderment – An Eastern Cheesecake
When most people think of maths they remember the arduous lessons they were forces through in school learning about things they probably think is pointless, like Pythagoras’ theorem (the triangle one) or random facts about angles. The equation pictured above is the one that is my favourite – the Dirac equation. It was formulated by… Continue reading The Beauty of Mathematics
Baking is pretty fun – you put in a little bit of elbow grease and usually a pound of butter, then once you’ve had a sit down to recover you’ve got something tasty to eat. You birth yumminess. “What’s the point in baking?” you may ask. “You could just go to Tesco and get a… Continue reading Baking and so on