Just another one of my retro sweets obsessions. Now and then I seem to come across this lush, moist apple cake which I just love. It’ not exactly a cake, it’s not a bread pudding nor a trifle but packed with apples, rum raisins above all a nice rum aroma. I came across cake (namely ‘apple cake’) this at a Japanese countryside supermarket, sold as “the best selling cake in the country” ,
This is a ‘retro (authentic) biscuit’ which a store near by sells now and then for as low as 250yen (about US$2.50) , not only is it cheap but it is an authentic biscuit probably popular around the late 60s or so, consequently it sells fast, I mean fast (I think to a lot of elderly people).
A little bit late on posting real-time, but this simple but soft lush chocolate gateaux cake (also known as a fran) was made for March 14th; here in Japan designated as WHITE DAY
Danish pastries married to any sweet ingredients – fruit, jam, compote, chocolate, custard cream and almond cream; a least chance of you going wrong. I am just having fun today with my ‘homemade syruped apricots’ combined with almond cream into a ‘gyoza (dumpling)’ like danish pastry. 時として食べたくなるデニッシュ生地。 デニッシュやクロワッサンは甘いフルーツだったり、チョコレートだったり、シロップ漬けだったり、、フルーツコンポートやら、、 甘いものがベストマッチな生地だと作るたびに毎回思います。 今回は去年千曲川まで買いにいった『杏』（アプリコット）のシロップ漬けを開封してデニッシュの中にアーモンドクリームと一緒に作ってみました。ちょっと餃子型？貝殻型？UFO型？ ちょっとかわいいデニッシュペストリーに仕上がりました。 Recipe for Danish Pastry Recipe for Almond Cream
Duck is not so much a common meat at a Japanese dinner table. Most often use of ‘duck’ is a ‘duck hot pot’ which comes quite common in the Osaka-Kyoto area more so than Tokyo.
Since and after my gallbladder removal surgery (last November 2015), my ability to digest oil has drastically decreased. It may sound good for dietary purposes and to stay slim but at times limits my creativity to cook, especially the cooking process at times is important to obtain the best taste and results. So….although ‘steaming’ has had been my one of my favorite cooking methods this is another dim sum which is quick easy and tasty on a dinner table for an appetizer. I have used chicken mince meat but if you prefer the more oily meat, go for the pork. Although I love pork, pork is yet quite tricky on my body at the moment so I have used chicken meat instead of pork. (by the way…most dim sums use pork meat) 胆嚢の摘出手術から数ヶ月がたちましたが『油』の摂取能力が上がらず。ダイエットを考えると悪くはない話？と思うかもしれませんが調理方法に制限が出るのは時々料理のクリエイティビィティに左右され時々、、う、う、う、ストレスにもなります。 『蒸し料理』は昔から好きだったの、、また蒸し器を取り出してあっさり飲茶の一品です。 『紅白もち米』で実はおめでたい食卓にも適する一品です。 Sticky Rice Meatball Dim Sums | もち米シュウマイ 1 cup Sticky Rice Tofu (1/2) (To drain water from the tofu – wrap it with paper towel and heat it in the microwave oven. Water will start to ooze out from …
Small baby squid which we call it ‘firefly squid’ is sort of an announcement of spring. It is petite in size but very tasty with that nice seafood flavor.
Bagels, I think are one of the most easy breads to make, perhaps an ideal entry to people interested in bread making at home. The bagels go through a process of ‘poaching’ before it goes into the oven.
My fabric collection box has been storing a lot of my husband’s old neckties. A lot of his ties having had retired couple of years ago had been recycled to our son but some pretty and pristine HERMES ties
‘Starbucks’ used to be my daily food, breakfast lunch and even dinner when I used to work like hell. Ah, well..we all have those reminiscent memories and days being a 200% workaholic.