If you like math, or have endless patience for fiddling with strips of dough, you may appreciate a recipe for Sierpinski cookies, geometric marvels modeled on the fractal known as the Sierpinski carpet. Using a recipe for pixel cookies as a jumping-off point, the experiment-happy bakers at the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (they of edible googly eye fame) used a “simple iterative algorithmic process of stretching out the dough and folding it over onto itself in a specific pattern” to create the cookies’ mesmerizing pattern.

Fractals look yummy, huh? Well, it works for the Romanesca cauliflower.

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