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

Browned Butter Chinese Walnut Cookies

The Chinese walnut cookie ( / 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

Caramel Stuffed Walnut and Pear Loaves

This recipe was born out of various ingredients I happened to have in my house. I bought a bunch of pears from a local farmer’s market weeks ago that I needed to eat or use somehow. I also made some caramel for a recipe test that unfortunately didn’t work so there was leftover. There wereRead more

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