We are right in the middle of National Science Week 2021 and this year the TAS teachers are as excited as the Science Faculty, with the 2021 theme 'Food: Different by Design'. ​We have compiled some tasty ways to celebrate at home this week with the demonstration of food science in the following recipes:

Make and ice cupcakes! This an example of adding air to fats to create a light and voluminous icing, colour and flavour change of sugar and fluffy texture when the carbon dioxide in baking powder expands as the cake bakes.

Marinate pieces of rump steak to make this salad or serve this in wraps for a balanced dinner https://www.healthyfood.com/healthy-recipes/asian-style-beef-salad/
This is an example of how acids impact on protein structures.

Make perfect scrambled eggs for breakfast https://www.recipetineats.com/scrambled-eggs/#wprm-recipe-container-48118
This is an example of the impact of heat on protein structures.

Impress your household with chocolate mousse for dessert https://www.recipetineats.com/chocolate-mousse/#wprm-recipe-container-31548
This is an example of breaking up a protein structure while adding air.

It must be said that you need parental permission to cook, an adult is at home and you demonstrate good personal and food hygiene while making your chosen dish. We'd love to see and share your results! Send your images to Mrs Harper at sheridan.cowled1@det.nsw.edu.au