Halloween Recipes, Pumpkin recipes-Kabocha Cream Cheese Mont blanc


Here’s another kabocha recipe I would like to share. Kabocha is not just suitable to make savory food. Since It has rich sweetness with less water content. Making pastry is also very suitable. This time I use kabocha to make mont blanc cake! It usually comes with lots of chestnut cream squeezed on the top to shape like a mountain. Just like mont blanc in the Alps. The problem with this dessert is that, you have to prepare lots of chestnut paste. And it’s very time consuming..Usually end up using canned chestnut paste and you may not be always able to find what you like. Using kabocha you can make paste so easily. And it tastes just as good as the one it’s made with chestnut! I especially like this nice warm orange color. It’s just perfect for this time of the year. Since it’s mini cupcake size, you can pack them in a box easily. Why not making some and give them as halloween gift!
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Halloween recipes, Squash recipes, Baking recipes-Kabocha Soufflé


Halloween is about a month away. Start seeing some spooky decorations here and there..I believe around this time of the year, pumpkin or squash recipe can be one of the most popular words being googled. To get ahead start, I would like to share one easy squash recipe! ; ) For the squash dishes, in Japan, we usually use Japanese squash also known as kabocha. It contents less water and has much concentrated flavor. Since it has very hard shell, it’s definitely not for a curving! This time I processed kabocha into puree and mix into souffle base. The result is fantastic. Though it has rather heavy and rich texture, with the meringue mixed in, it changes into nice light texture in the oven! Make sure to dig in as soon as it comes out of the oven. Don’t miss out this wonderful texture and flavor!!
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Dessert recipes-Easy Chocolate Decoration


Here’ super easy way to make decorative chocolate. It doesn’t require tempering. Simply melt it, squeeze it and set it! Store these in your fridge, you can use them anytime you want. It’s very useful especially when you feel like adding another fancy decoration onto your cake!
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Wagashi recipes-Matcha Warabi Mochi

If you are a big fan of Wagashi, you should definitely try this! There’s this food called “Warabi-mochi” Warabi is the name of vegetable. Extract the starch from this vegetable roots and make it into powder. With this warabi powder you can make what we call “Warabi Mochi” Because it’s made from starch, the texture is much smoother than the mochi made from sticky rice. And since it’s usually served at either room temperature or cold, it could be a perfect dessert for this warm season! You might be wondering where to buy this Warabi powder… No worries! Since this wagashi is using starch coagulation to set, you can actually use any other kinds of starch including corn starch, Katakuri-ko and potato starch! And to tell you the truth, it’s hardly noticeable.. This time I made a little arrangement for this particular wagashi. I added Kyoto-Matcha powder to give nice elegant fragrance and appearance! And also showing you how to make Kuromitsu/brown sugar syrup in easy way. Having this wagashi make you feel like you are in Kyoto~!
( ´ ▽ ` )ノ おたべやすぅ〜。otabe yasu~ “please enjoy the food”
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Cake recipe, Mother’s Day-Tofu&Yogurt Blueberry Cheesecake


Any idea what to give for Mother’s Day? There’s this research has been done in Japan, asking what to give for Mother’s Day. Flowers always go on the top of the chart, but this year cake has made to the top! If you are also one of them, thinking about giving a cake. Why not make one by yourself! I have a suitable cheesecake recipe that may make your mom happy! Cheesecakes usually have very rich and heavy texture and you can easily get fed up. Not to mention high calorie…This time I’m making cheesecake with tofu and yogurt. This way you don’t have much calorie in your cake. Using less cream cheese and use more tofu and yogurt. It may sound a little bit unusual, using tofu for cheesecake… but trust me! It works wonderfully! Let’s make one healthy cheesecake and surprise your mom! happy Mother’s Day~!! o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
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