Five Spice Cinnamon Caramel Sandwich Cookies

This post has taken much longer to post! This year has been so crazy and has gone by ever so quick, what an unbelievable journey. Every holiday I write a post about cookies and it is here finally! I was inspired to make these cookies because of a beautiful five-spice powder that I bought fromRead more

One Bite Pine Nut Cookies

Just as 2017 just started, I am looking forward to the start of another year – the year of the rooster. Last year I created a brown butter walnut cookie recipe for the #ChineseNewYearParty. I am excited to participate this year’s #SweetLunarNewYear with these one bite pine nut cookies. I created the recipe to revisit my fondRead more

Nutty Icebox Cookies

The holidays are all about the COOKIES! This is the busiest time of the year for many people, definitely for me too as I like to bake edible gifts. Praises from family and friends make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Every year I try to make something different, as the flavours, ingredients, and shapesRead more

Kinako Linzer Cookies

Kinako is probably one of the most used dessert ingredients in Japan. Its unique golden hue and distinct nutty aroma reminds me of a ohagi that I’ve had once in Japan. If you recall one of my recent recipes, Sesame Caramel Kinako Butterscotch Bars, I used kinako as a supplementary flavour alongside the more pronounced black sesame. I am prettyRead more

Mango Kefir Panna Cotta & Coconut Honey Shortbread

A few weeks ago, I received an email about Donia Farm‘s new grass-fed milk and their line of kefir products, and they invited me for a farm tour. Donia Farm is local family dairy farm about 30 minutes away from where I live. They’ve recently started selling their grass-fed milk. Their nutritional value is higherRead more

Sesame Caramel Kinako Butterscotch Bars

I am continuing my quest to incorporate Asian ingredients in my baking after the azuki brioche rolls. I think Asia is calling me for a visit. The not-so-secret ingredient of this post is…black sesame. These unassuming tiny black seeds are packed with a pungent nutty flavor when toasted. The most flavorful ones I’ve had isRead more

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