Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

It is that time of the year again, this recipe is one of my favourites. The colour is also perfect for Christmas. It might be hard to find raw pistachio nuts so you can also substitute with other nuts. I have tried making this recipe with almonds but my favourite is still pistachios (it mightRead more

Honey Castella

Wow…I’ve neglected my blog for a long time. The recipe that I am going to write about here is another Japanese recipe that I’ve made back in fall (it is winter now :)). Anyways, I found this recipe on a Youtube video here. The video is Japanese and the video quality is not the bestRead more

Chocolate Crème Caramel

Continuing my Japanese recipe of mini doughnuts, this is also a Japanese recipe which also happens to be chocolate. In Japan they call it “pu-rin” for pudding, but it is more like a custard. I found this recipe from a Japanese website called “Kyou-no-ryouri” which means “Cooking Today”. It is also a cooking TV showRead more

Baked Mini Double Chocolate Doughnuts

I bought a mini doughnut pan last year during a trip to Japan from Muji (a large chain retail store). It looked too cute I had to buy it – that is what usually happens when I shop in Japan. A little recipe booklet was also included with the silicone pan. So I decided toRead more

Mid-Autumn Festival: My Mooncake-making Ritual

Mid-Autumn festival is tomorrow. I actually don’t know much about the Chinese lunar calendar but I know it is ridiculously accurate in weather prediction. Almost always after the mid-autumn festival, the weather will start to cool. The festival is a celebration of harvest, full moon and getting together with your family and EAT of course.Read more

Gourmet Crackers Experiment – Sun Dried Tomatoes with Fresh Basil

How can you go wrong with tomatoes and basil? After successfully making the thin and crispy sesame crackers, I wanted to further customize my recipe. I am addicted to making crackers 🙂 I wanted to try, yes, a classic combination of tomatoes and basil. So I tweaked the recipe and came up with this deliciousRead more

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