Science of Cooking: Bread & Butter
Discover the delectable science of cooking while making your very own baked goods and buttery spreads — from fluffy dinner rolls to cinnamon swirl loaves to tasty garlic butter! Learn how yeast makes bread rise (and shine). Conduct an experiment with globs of gluten, and explore how this elastic goo gives bread its chew. Read all about emulsion, and how cream transforms into butter. Ready to sink your teeth into kitchen chemistry?Read more
Why it’s awesome
Cookbook includes 12 recipes for making bread and butter from scratch.
Discover how yeast inflates, gluten globs, and how to make emulsions.
Tools of the trade
Use real kitchen tools like measuring cups, spatulas, and more.
set of measuring spoons, set of dry measuring cups, liquid measuring cup, 2 squeeze bottles, 5 balloons, funnel, fabric square, 3 rubber bands, 3 clear rings, mess mat, temperature strip, spatula, stickers, lab notebook, illustrated instruction booklet
Cooking + math
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“We wanted to find an easy way for kids to check the water temperature. Finally, we got inspiration from parents on the team, who remembered using this type of flexible temperature strip as a gentle way to check their babies for fevers without inducing (more) crying.”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Recipe variations tested
Loaves of bread eaten in-office
Big flour messes