I’m not the most creative person in the world, but I wanted to make something with my sphere molds aside from more mizu shingen mochi (water cakes). I ended up getting inspired by Pokemon; one of the most famous icons of Pokemon is the Pokeball. In the world of Pokemon, trainers will capture Pokemon with Pokeballs. […]
Mizu Shingen Mochi, or water cake, is like nothing I’ve eaten before. It’s like eating a gelatinous blob of water that changes from solid to liquid the moment it goes in your mouth. It’s definitely a fun dessert to make and eat. My water cake didn’t look like the works of art I’ve seen on Japanese websites, but […]
I can describe the Jammer Galette as a gigantic shortbread cookie with jam on top of it, covered with a layer of buttery streusel. This is another Tuesdays with Dorie assignment and the recipe for this is not very different from the cookie-sized Jammers (by Dorie) found on bon apetit.
The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries […]
Matcha Financiers from Baking Chez Moi was the second assignment for March (the first was Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake) for the Tuesdays with Dorie group. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe resulted in light, fluffy mini-muffins with a subtle matcha taste. I will make these again, but I’ll make a note to myself now to use 2 tsp of […]
One of the recipes for the Tuesdays with Dorie group assigned for March is Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake. I decided to make that cake and also go one step further and try Dorie’s Bonne Idée and make a Poached Orange-Topped Cake. Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake tastes very un-American to me, because it’s not a very sweet […]
Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes are Dorie Greenspan’s fancy title for Molten Lava Cakes. It also happens to be my Tuesdays with Dorie assignment for this week. These Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes were easy to make (especially with a stand mixer) and they tasted delicious!
This recipe for Chewy Brownies is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen! The goal, at least for me, was to make brownies from scratch that at least matched my favorite box brownies. Needless to say, these brownies were outstanding and there is no need for me to buy brownie mix anymore. These brownies ended up […]
Chocolate dipped strawberries are plentiful this time of year so I decided to mix things up just a little bit and make Strawberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups. This strawberry mousse is nice and light, and pairs very well with bittersweet chocolate (and a little bit of lemon whipped cream on top).
One of this month’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignments is making Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. This was given the name “Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta” because it reminded Dorie of a hot chocolate she had from a Parisian cafe. I thought I knew what this meant after reading her description of the recipe, […]