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Category Archives: Sweets

Black Forest Pizza
ブラックフォレストピザ

Black forest cake is such a beautiful cake. I wasn’t in the mood for making a whole cake (it takes some mental preparation to do so (lol)), but I thought it would be fun to make something with the black forest cake “theme.” Chocolate (with a little coffee) pizza crust, with vanilla cream, chocolate ganache, […]

Lemon Melon Bread
レモンメロンパン

Okay. This is my third time making melon bread. My first melon bread was this, and the second one was this. When I read what I had written about them, I realized that both times I said they were good but not the same as my mother’s. Guess what? This time I finally got my […]

Lemon Earl Grey Cake
レモンアールグレイケーキ

This is my husband’s birthday week. I knew I wanted to get him a cake. After I went back and forth between “should I make one myself”” and “should I order from one of the local bakers?”, I decided to make him a homemade cake. His request was simple. “A lemon cake.” I needed a […]

Wabi-Sabi (Matcha-Kinako) Chia Pudding
抹茶きなこチアプディング

For the first time I tried chia seeds, I was horrified by the gooey texture. That was many years ago. Looking other people’s beautiful chia pudding pictures, however, I was still interested and kept telling myself “someday.” The “someday” came this weekend. Last time (and my only time) I tried, I probably put too much, […]

Red Cookies
赤いクッキー

I usually modify recipes purposely because I want to experiment. But this time it happened out of necessity. The recipe called for apple sauce, but I didn’t have it. The closest thing I could think of that I had was pickled beets in a jar. So that’s what went into these cookies. These turned out […]

Strawberry Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
苺ホワイトチョコレートクッキー

Who doesn’t like the white chocolate and strawberry combination?! It’s a match made in heaven. I was afraid that the chocolate chips might melt while baking, so I decided to put them right out of the oven, when the cookies were still hot. Soft. Chewy. So good!!

Mango Coconut Rice Flour Steamed Buns
マンゴーココナッツ米粉蒸しパン

Rice flour steamed bun is one of my favorite snacks. They are light yet satisfying at the same time. I had a beautiful mango, and I used both pureed and diced for the batter. Coconuts were also added to the batter, and then more coconuts were toasted and sprinkled on top. So good!

Matcha Cookies
抹茶クッキー

I love anything with Matcha. These chewy Mathca cookies were paired with chocolate chips or/and walnuts. So good.

Liege Waffles
リエージュワッフル

Several years ago when I had a yeast waffle for the first time at a fair, I fell in love with it. I have since made yeast waffles a few times, but I’ve never tried Liege style waffles. I bought this pearl sugar just for waffles a few years ago, but I’ve been afraid that […]

Double Chocolate Cookies with Merlot Salt
メルローワインソルト・ダブルチョコレートクッキー

When you are in the mood for chocolate and decide to make something chocolaty, why not make it double?! So deciding on double chocolate cookies was a no-brainer! I was at Keg and Case’s outdoor farmer’s market a few weekends ago, and I found something interesting! This one said “vintage Merlot Fusion Salt” and I […]