Strawberry Jam Cheesecake

This recipe was taken from a cute Japanese baking cookbook. I just love the rustic quality of the design and photos of the book. The format of the book is like a journal with lined pages inside. The author has a “website”. There’s not much information on there, so I am better off just readingRead more

Easy Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Besides baking, I also love making soups because they are super easy to make and of course they taste much better than their canned counterparts. For me, there is really no reason to buy canned soups when it is so simple to make and it is much healthier. Unless of course if you are takingRead more

Maple Pecan Biscotti

I tried this recipe from the book “Ricardo: Meals for Every Occasion”, by Ricardo Larrivée a Canadian celebrity cook/chef from Quebec. I personally enjoy his shows in Food Network Canada, but why I decided to buy the book was because of its design and photography. It is very Canadian in style and has interesting illustratedRead more

Chinese Sesame Cookie Balls

It’s Chinese New Year soon! Nothing is better than homemade deep fried goodies and one of my favourites is the deep fried sesame cookie balls. Its name is “kai kou xiao” in Mandarin pinyin, meaning “laughing mouth”. Being brought up in a Cantonese family I’ve learnt that they are called “siu hau jo” in CantoneseRead more

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

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