Saturday, March 07, 2015

YUM. fractal hamentasch

Mathematical baking!

A few years ago, a recipe was published on a Seattle Local Food blog for makingSierpinski Hamentaschen, which provided a solution to the ages-old problem of how to create a hamentaschen without having a dough:filling ratio that is too high. This was especially a problem at the ‘eat’ stage of the algorithm.
It turns out that the solution is surprisingly simple: take advantage of mathematical knowledge about theSierpinski triangle and create fractal hamentaschen.
Thankfully, mathematical baking is an active area. My own institution, University of Oxford, even held amathematical bake-off last fall.

Via Improbable research

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