Banana muffins being one of my favorites, the bananas come in handy but seemingly with a glimpse….they start go ripe and not quite scrumptious for fresh consumption, that’s when they go into the muffin at a perfect match and timing. With the banana muffin, chocolate chips tend to be one of my regular ingredients (which you can never go wrong) but today feeling slightly creative, explored to find a different partner…hum! maybe…carrots. I grated (shredded) the carrots and tried mixing it into the banana muffin.
Rice flour. Brown rice flour. Black rice flour. There is a quite a few available in Japan, a ‘rice’ country. Rice flour is often used for ‘gluten free’ food.
Soba, buckwheat noodles is one amongst many of my favorite foods. Soba is an extremely popular food to the Japanese. Different type of soba drawn from local soba flour is so diverse, that I must say non-definable.
Merry Christmas! to my blog readers, still some areas enjoying Christmas day or whatever is left of it. We, here in Tokyo are finishing up Christmas Day
A quick recipe post on my Instagram Cooking. 米粉や玄米粉を使ってのグルテンフリー。小麦粉を使わなければいわばグルテンフリー。実は日本にはグルテンフリー食材が豊富に揃っています。あえて、グルテンフリーと騒がなくて「お米」「雑穀」「豆、大豆」と以外に適応できるものです。
Although I think I have millions of recipes on muffins… sometimes…. I clean out my memory and try other people’s recipe as if I am making it for the first time.
The bread scones sold at a convenient store ‘Lawson’ inspired me to test if my croissant/danish recipes will suffice to make the similar bread scone texture (I bought the maple biscuit scone and one other which was like a strawberry biscuit scone, which my husband just loved!) .
‘Savory foods’ seem to be catching on as a trend in Tokyo. Tokyo is a fast moving trendy city, where food is also affected by it’s trend. So…my attempt on a ‘savory muffin’ which can be replaced as a breakfast grab or even a short lunch break. 朝食に一口食べながら仕事に出かけて行く人。 昼食は会議の立て込んでいてちゃんと食べれない人。 欧米ではよくsavory foods (セイバリーフォード）と言って、ピザやマフィンやパンで食事の代用になるものがあります。日本でいう、、カツサンドとかお惣菜パンみたいなものかな？ マフィンを甘くなく人参やごぼうを使ってマフィンに仕立ててみました。意外に美味しいです〜。 Savory Carrot/Gobo Muffin Recipe <Toppings and Fillings> Shredded Carrots + sprinkle olive oil Shredded Gobo Root (steamed for about 15 minutes, sprinkle olive oil and salt) Topping – shredded melting cheese <Muffin Mixture> 2 egg 1/2 cup buttermilk (milk with lemon juice) 2 tbsp sour cream 40g melted butter 3 tbsp flaxseed oil 250g Cake Flour 100g Parmesan Cheese 1+1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1+1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 20-30g Diced Green Leaks 100g Green Peas Preheat to 180C/350°. Lightly butter or grease or line a muffin tin. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg , parmesan cheese. Add the green leaks …
Just a slight change in the ingredients make a different ‘yet another copycat’ recipe. The last one was with dried cranberries. This one is with blueberries