Yogurt Bites Recipe

You might have read the recipe for our yogurt bites at Instructables. But this time we bring you the video. Yogurt bites is a recipe made around two main ingredients: Greek Yogurt and cucumber.

Classic, Spicy and sweet. A recipe that was creating during my time at Pier 9, after a legendary talk/inspiration-time with Sherry Wong (You rock).



  • Honey
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Black salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest

Slice the cucumber. Drip some honey on the center. Print on top of the slice the yogurt pyramid. Drizzle some lemon juice on top. Sprinkle black sesame seeds. Add lemon zest. Finish with some black salt flakes. Done

The balance between the honey and the acidity of the lemon works nicely. The sesame seeds bring a little bit more of texture along the cucumber.



  • Tabasco
  • Dill
  • Bacon bits

Slice the cucumber. Place some bacon bits in the center. Print the yogurt pyramid. Using a pipette forced the Tabasco to flow along the pyramid “trenches”. Sprinkle some dill on top. DONE.

This is probably the unexpected one. I like it a lot. Probably my favorite. I hope next time I get to try with crispy bacon bits. PI-CAN-TE!!!

The third and last one is the sweet one.



  • Blackberry jam
  • Mint leaves
  • Walnuts

Slice the cucumber. Spread a layer of blackberry jam on top. Place 4 pointy mint leaves on top. The jam will act as a glue, to held the leaves in place. Be creative!!! print the yogurt on top. Place some walnuts around the pyramid. DONE.

This is a sweet bite, well balanced (thanks too the Flavor bible). I think it would be perfect to finish this recipe with some edible gold on top, make it shine!

Let us know if you like 🙂

3D printed culinary menu of the future by TNO

3D printed culinary menu of the future

At the 2013 Food Inspiration Days, held 21 and 22 October in Eindhoven, TNO presented a range of high quality, delicious dishes made using advanced 3D food printing techniques. To prepare the dishes, TNO employees worked closely together with students from the Netherlands’ top culinary institute – the Cas Spijkers Academy.

The collaboration with the academy, where the Michelin-starred chefs of the future are being trained, arose from TNO’s successful participation in last year’s Food Inspiration Days event, where its live demonstration of food printing, following by a taste session, was received with tremendous enthusiasm. Michelin 3-starred chef Sergio Herman commented that the “work looked very impressive, but that flavors could be improved.”

For this year’s presentation, TNO took Sergio Herman’s advice to heart and teamed up with the Cas Spijkers Academy. In a number of workshops and cooking sessions the students together with TNO developed a number of delicious, high quality dishes, in which 3D printing played a key role.

TNO Faberge egg - table

 Fig. 1 Culinary menu of the future table, TNO


Spice Bites by TNO

TNO Spice Bytes 1

These spice bites, small cookies, are composed of flour, sugar and fat and in addition each of them has a specific spice added to them.

  • Curry cube
  • Cinnamon cylinder
  • Paprika pyramid
  • Pepernoot pentagon (= “peppernut”, a small, spiced Dutch cookie)

In addition the curry cube also has some milled freeze-dried mealworms added to it, to show that also “alternative ingredients” such as mealworms can be used.

These food products were made in an internal TNO project aimed at investigating the possibilities for the 3D printing of food. The objects were made by means of the so called SLS process (Selective Laser Sintering), one of the 3D printing processes we are investigating. In this process a layer of powder (here the mixture of food ingredients) is treated in specific spots (one slice of the 3D shape) with an infrared laser that heats the material, thus resulting in the fusing together of the powder as a result of the melting of the fat and sugar. In other words, the laser treated spots are baked by the laser. Another layer of powder is put on top and the process is repeated layer after layer, each time projecting the next slice of the 3D shape with the laser, resulting in the complete 3D cookie or snack.

Afterwards, this object, which is already completely baked, can be removed from the remaining loose powder (which was not treated by the laser and which can be reused).

Recipe by Kjeld van Bommel, TNO.