Soft and fluffy Hokkaido milk bread

Holy Moly, if I had just known about Tangzhong earlier, I would have used this method when baking sweet buns a long time ago, worst of all I lived in Asia during the 1990s when this japanese technique got popularized through the book The 65° Bread Doctor. Using this method allows bread to stay fresh longer without needing…

Korean beef patty

Tteok galbi a tasty and delicious korean beef patty made from minced beef ribs and marinated  in a sweet, salty, and savory sauce before it is grilled. Tteok balbi is usually made with beef ribs, som chop and mince the meat on the bone. You can also cut the meat off the bone before mincing, then marinate…

Paloma

This  refreshing smooth and fruity cocktail is a favorite in Mexico. This version is made with Mescal a distilled alcoholic beverage made from agave plants native to Mexico. Ingredients for one serving 1 grapefruit slice ¼ cup of fresh grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon of sugar ¼ cup of mescal ¼ cup club…

Naked cake with meringue and berries

Naked cake with meringue, sponge cake layered with meringue, cream, custard and berries. Creamy, sweet, berry tart, moist and a bit of crunch, all the elements i like in a dessert. Naked cakes have become very popular to make, they are rustic and yet delicate to look at. I entered a cream cake competition with…

Ham and cheese pie with a dark rye bread crust

Ham and cheese pie with a lovely dark Danish  rye bread crust. The mind works in mysterious ways, The inspiration for this pie was a cheesecake with a dark chocolate crust and looked a little crumbly. My mind wander off to Danish rye bread and i was thinking why not make a savoury cheese cake….

Three ingredient baked cheese cake

 Delicious, airy and soft cheesecake made with only three ingredients, topped with blueberry topping, fresh blueberries and blackberries. I heard someone opens and closes the fridge and freezer and then I heard “Mom, isn’t it about time to make some blueberry pie?” “What do you mean?” I replied. “You have a lot of blueberries in…

Taho drink

Kumusta at magandang araw ( Hello and have a nice day) You have probably heard of Bubble tea, but have you heard about Taho? A filling drink brought to the Philippines by the Chinese. You also have Indonesian(Tauhue) and Malaysian(Taufufah) versions of this drink. This drink is also made with sago and gulaman in the…

Ramason salt

 Ramson has a short shelf life in its natural form, First of all the growing season is short  and the leaves are best before they start to bloom. Second, when they are picked you need to use or process them fairly soon, before they lose they aroma and become more grassy than garlic. There are…

Pickled ramson buds

I have a fondness for foraging, I might have inherited it from my mom. She used to take us to the woods to pick berries and mushrooms. The satisfaction that I have gone out and gathered treats that nature has given us and preserved it. Now I try to pass this passion on to my children….

Basic recipes for chia puddings

Another chia pudding post from me in just a short time, but what can I say I love chia seeds and use them quite often. This is why, chia seeds are mini powerbombs filled with more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than Salmon, google it if you do not believe me…

Vegetable fritters

I was craving for some zucchini fritters but I was out of zucchini and didn’t feel like going out fighting the elements, it was pouring outside, only 5 C and windy. But that didn’t matter I had some vegetable in the fridge, onions, carrots and broccoli. In a way saved, because then I could make veggie…

Mango and passion fruit smoothie with a punch

Refreshing mango and passion fruit smoothie that is, sweet, tangy, hot and spicy. A week before easter I went to Athens on a field trip and arround the hotel we where staying there was a bar that served a cocktail similar to this, needless to say it became very popular. This smoothie is my interpretation and…