The science of baking: Asynt & Dr Josh Smalley

Watch out for a live photo and video gallery from the show…. being updated regularly throughout CHEMUK 2024!


The Asynt team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s visited us at CHEMUK 2024, and a particular thanks to Dr Josh Smalley, chemist and GBBO finalist, for the spectacular “Chemistry Bake Off” demo on Wednesday 15th May.
Download the Press Release HERE.

For those who’re keen to replicate Josh’s delicious bake, he has kindly shared the recipe with us!

You can download this here or by clicking the image opposite: Asynt with Dr Josh Smalley – Recipe Sheet

If you give it a try, don’t forget to tag #AsyntChemistryBakeoff so we can share!

Asynt with Dr Josh Smalley - recipe download for the Asynt Chemistry Bake Off

The Science of Baking – Realtime!

Josh has recently opened his Science Kitchen, based at the University of Leicester, as part of his new role as Science Communication and Engagement Champion. 

Here, he’s putting his Asynt DrySyn (oil-free heating blocks) and CondenSyn (waterless air condensers) to work, running fantastic dual aspect demo’s and video sessions. 

He told us:

“As a chemist by trade and avid baker, I’m extremely passionate about sharing the many ways chemistry influences our daily lives, particularly its parallels with baking, and what better way to do this than with a cake demonstration.


I’ve always hoped to use my platform to showcase how exciting chemistry can be and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Asynt to bring this to life using their DrySyn heating block range. And who knows, maybe this could be the future of baking!”

Visit Josh’s website for loads of great recipes & information:

Dr Josh Smalley - website

Dr Josh Smalley presents:
“The Culinary Chemist”.

Click the image to download a PDF copy of this presentation…

Dr Josh Smalley - the Culinary Chemist presentation for CHEMUK 2024

Martyn Fordham presents:
“Close encounters of three reactions kinds”.

Click the image to download a PDF copy of this presentation…

Martyn Fordham presentation for CHEMUK 2024 - Close encounters of three reaction kinds

Interested in finding out more about DrySyn oil-free heating blocks?

Click the image to download the NEW brochure…

Asynt DrySyn Brochure Cover

Tempted to make the change to CondenSyn and go waterless with your condensing & refluxing?

Click to download our overview…

Asynt CondenSyn waterless air condensers

Book time with us and find out how we can help improve your lab life!

You’re welcome to contact our technical sales team directly to ask any questions you may have, discuss anything you’ve seen at the exhibition, request pricing, or find out if there’s a solution to help with your chemistry.

You can email e[email protected], use the live chat here on our website, or call +44 (0)1638 781 709.  Alternatively, you’re welcome to book an online face to face meeting by using the link below…

We look forward to talking with you!

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Please note:  the delicious chemistry themed cake pops we shared at the exhibition were made by a fully licenced local supplier, using the highest quality ingredients.  Allergens: wheat, eggs, milk, skimmed milk powder, soy lecithin, coconut.  Allergens including cereals containing gluten are highlighted above. These products may contain traces of nut as produced in a kitchen where nuts are used.