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

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

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

Salty White Chocolate Hazelnut Blueberry Cookies

I think the first time I baked a chocolate chip cookie was when I was in elementary school. I probably baked the recipe behind the Hershey’s Chipits package. I thought it tasted amazing the first time I had it fresh. But I always wondered how they make cookies chewy, you know, the big mass-produced ones sometimes foundRead more

Browned Butter Chinese Walnut Cookies

The Chinese walnut cookie (he.tao.su / hap.to.so) is my favourite traditional Chinese cookie. This Chinese New Year I am in search of the perfect recipe. When I was doing research, I realized that this might be the most popular cookie in all of China. According to a story I read, it originated in Jingdezhen, in the Jiangxi province, the ceramics capital ofRead more

Rosemary Pine Nut Gâteaux Breton

The herbs are growing more and more each day as the weather warms up. I’ve growing my herbs for a few years now, and rosemary is one of the easiest herbs to grow. Rosemary is usually thought of being used in savoury applications since for its nice earthy flavour in stews and meat dishes. It is actuallyRead more

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