In my country, rhubarb is not very commonly used for cooking or baking. When I first saw rhubarb in a grocery store, I wondered “what’s this ugly looking reddish plant that resembles celery”, and of course I had no intention to buy it. However, I learned to appreciate the vegetable (or fruit?) after trying a … [Read more…]
This authentic, delicious sweet corn Basque cheesecake will be the easiest cheesecake you will ever make, period. The silky smooth cheesecake melts in your mouth, and every bite is loaded with pleasant scents of corns. The actual corn kernels inside the cheesecake add a very interesting texture to it.
In a recent episode of Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet, a popular Japanese food themed drama series), main character Inogashira visited Comma, Coffee and treated himself with a warm, fluffy castella pancake which looked absolutely delicious. The huge fluffy Japanese pancake was baked in oven and served directly in the cast iron skillet. A slice of butter on … [Read more…]
Mille crepe cakes have become so popular nowadays, and the most renowned mille crepe cake specialty dessert shop is probably Lady M. First time trying Lady M I had the original, it was mediocre and at that time I just couldn’t understand they hype… Second time I had matcha green tea, same thing, wasn’t impressive … [Read more…]
This peach Greek yogurt cake is airy, delicious and healthy. No butter or extra fat needed, which means it’s less guilty. The texture of the cake is so fluffy that it almost resembles a Japanese style cheesecake. It can be a nice breakfast meal for one or a light snack for two, and it’s absolutely … [Read more…]
Have you tried incorporating pears into muffins? If you have not, I highly recommend you trying to make these light vanilla pear muffins. They are not as guilty as those butter rich pound cakes, yet still buttery. These lovely golden muffins are just super satisfying with cubed pear loaded in each. If you have a … [Read more…]
酒酿圆子 Jiuniang yuan zi is a Chinese dessert dish commonly found in the Zhejiang region. It consists of chewy mini glutinous rice balls, subtly sweet (and “boozy”) soup with jiuniang (fermented glutinous rice) and dried Osmanthus flower. This hearty dish has a very unique aroma which is not found in most Western desserts. Curious about … [Read more…]
Golden baked cheese toast (岩烧乳酪吐司) was once a super popular type of street snack across China (not sure how to properly translate the name though). It consists of slice of toast topped with cream & cheese mixture and sliced almonds, baked to golden. Such a simple guilty pleasure for anybody who has a sweet tooth … [Read more…]