Donuts are generally round with a hole in the middle unless they’re filled, but have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the hole is optimally sized? Mathematician Dr. Eugenia Cheng did, so she used calculus to figure out the right size for the hole. She first determined that a bigger hole increases the surface area creating a crisper donut.
She then went on to measure the “squidginess” and “crispiness” ratios of the donut to determine that a ratio of 3.5:1 which comes along with an 11 mm hole makes for perfection. Of course, your tastes may vary but I’ll buy into any science that uses a term like “squidginess” to prove its point.
(Daily Telegraph via Neatorama / Image: Jerry Huddleston)
Have you ever looked at a baked potato and thought it would make a great tauntaun? Me either, but one enterprising individual did and is trying to fund “Baked Potauntauns” on Indiegogo. The idea is that you stick a tauntaun headpiece and two haunches onto a baked potato, fill the potato with Luke Skywalker made from butter (the mold is provided), and then cut it open with a lightsaber knife. Because, why not?
See another picture and the campaign video after the break.
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Marvel Comics’ Galactus is known for devouring worlds, but you don’t have to go to such extreme lengths to satisfy your hunger. This Galactus-shaped bread would be more than enough to fill you up.
It’s made from purple sweet potato to give it the appropriate hue and also has other savory ingredients like rosemary and basil leaves. Yum. Bread Galactus looks like he would be a great side to serve with pizza.
Get the full recipe and instructions at Kitchen Overlord.
For years, the idea of a bacon wrapped pizza burrito has been categorized as science fiction at best and madness at worst! But a new age is here, readers. The folks at Oh Bite It! have delivered unto us a recipe for just such a concoction.
Unravel the mystery at Oh Bite It.
Get the recipe at Instructables.
While the Sharknado may have passed, Shark Week is right around the corner and Dunkin’ Donuts is getting in on the action starting August 4th with the Shark Bite Donut.
It’s designed to look like a life preserver, but if you squint, you can tell yourself it looks like teeth in flesh. Then you can bite into it and…oh, whatever, it’s a donut!
Speaking of biting into it, Dunkin’ and the Discovery Channel are also doing a “Take a Bite, Take a Pic” promotion. Just share a pic of you taking a bite out of your favorite breakfast item on either Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #DDSharkWeek to be eligible to win cool prizes.
The Shark Week Donut will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants while supplies last.
(via Grub Grade)
Now I love cappuccinos just as much as the next caffeine-addicted Internet denizen, but I’m not sold on the idea of cappuccino-flavored potato chips. But some of the other flavors in this year’s Do Us A Flavor competition from Frito-Lay are a bit out there too: cheddar bacon mac & cheese, mango salsa and, of course, wasabi ginger. The four flavors will hit supermarket shelves later this month, and the public can vote on their favorite flavor through Oct. 18. The inventor of the most popular flavor will win a $1 million reward.
Which version are you most excited to try?
(Associated Press via The Consumerist)
Cyclops’ uniform is blue and yellow, and if you add his optic blast powers, there’s also a touch of red. Kitchen Overlord took those basic elements and made a loaf of white bread colored to represent Scott Summers. They divided up the bread recipe and dyed three portions of dough in the appropriate colors. From there, it’s all about putting the puzzle together. Thankfully, they have pictures and instructions to help you replicate the mutant bread. It’s perfect for any occasion, but you should definitely make it for the next time you watch an X-Men movie.
Get full instructions on how to make this brightly colored bread at Kitchen Overlord.