The Chemist's recipe

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by gsquared, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. gsquared

    gsquared

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    The following recipe appeared in the June 1995 edition of Chemical & Engineering News. Can you figure out what it is?

    Ingredients:

    1. 532.35 cm3 gluten
    2. 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
    3. 4.9 cm3 refined halite
    4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
    5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
    6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
    7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
    8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avain albumen-coated protein
    9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
    10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)


    To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat-transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr add one, two, and three with constant agitation.

    In a second 2-L reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm add four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is homogeneous.

    To reactor #2 add eight followed by three equal portions of the homogeneous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally, add nine and ten slowly with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction.

    Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm). Heat in a 460°K oven for a period of time that is in agreement with Frank & Johnston's first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown.

    Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25°C heat-transfer table allowing the product to come to equilibrium.
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, vanillin, two eggs, chocolate chips, nuts.

    Cookies :)

    Kuan
     
  3. gsquared

    gsquared

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    Give the man a cookie! Clearly that one did not tax you - so, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
     
  4. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't get the vanilla, but I did get everythign else. So yes, it was obviously a chocolate chip cookie.

    Tool does a song Die Eier von Satan, or Satan's Eggs. It's a cookie recipe in full Sturm und Drang mode. Pretty funny actually.

    Phil
     
  5. suzanne

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    GSquared, you should know that Kuan has a secret weapon: his wife is a chemist, or something like. If you go way back, you'll find a thread where Kuan pulled something like this on us.

    Really, though, that was a hoot! I was thinking brownies until I got to the "golden brown." (Oh, btw: there's a typo: should be "avian" not "avain" -- sorry, just the editor/proofreader in me ;) )
    :D :D
     
  6. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    OK OK... Behind every man is a smart woman. My wife's is a PhD food scientist. We make a good team, the chef and the Doctor. But really, I got most of it myself. I had to ask her about the vanillin though. :)

    Kuan
     
  7. kimmie

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    Kuan, you had since last October to figure it out...NO FAIR !!! :D

    Look here!
     
  8. suzanne

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    Oh, Kuan, you know we love you anyway.:lol: :blush: :lol: :blush: