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Monthly Recipe: Matcha Pound Cake

Monthly Recipe: Matcha Pound Cake

For this month’s recipe I decided to bake something quick and simple that I found on the Yunomi website – matcha (green tea) pound cake. Matcha is one of my favourite flavours, and I think it will feature heavily in the recipes I try this year! This cake didn’t go as well as I had … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Melon Pan (メロンパン)

Monthly Recipe: Melon Pan (メロンパン)

Those of you who know Japan will surely know melon pan! Melon pan, available in all convenience stores across Japan, is a kind of sweet bread bun. Melon pan is made from an enriched dough covered in a thin layer of crisp cookie dough… and it’s gooooood! They’re called ‘melon pan’ not because of a melon … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Deco Roll Cakes

Monthly Recipe: Deco Roll Cakes

My office has a tradition of bringing in a cake to share on your birthday, so this year I decided to try something new for my birthday cake. I’ve been fascinated by deco roll (Japanese decorated roll cakes or Swiss rolls) for ages now, but I thought it would be beyond my ability to make … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

EDIT: This recipe was a runner up in the Kikkoman Blogger Recipe Challenge! As promised, here is my second creation for the ‘Kikkoman Best Blogger Recipe Competition’. As with my Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie, I decided to take a British classic and give it a Kikkoman twist. With this dish, I also wanted to do … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie

Monthly Recipe: Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie

Kikkoman, the soy sauce makers, are currently running a ‘Kikkoman Best Blogger Recipe Competition’ and I thought it would be a bit of fun to enter. In fact, I got so carried away that I have decided to create two entries, and this is the first. The remit is to create a non-oriental ‘one pot’ or … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Rilakkuma Kyaraben

Monthly Recipe: Rilakkuma Kyaraben

I’m not sure what happened to July, but time seems to be flying fast and I realised I would have to cook my monthly recipe today or not at all! For a while now I’ve been wanting to try a ‘kyaraben’ (キャラ弁) – a character bento or character lunch box. I always look at pictures … Continue reading