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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: 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: Matcha & Azuki Cake

Monthly Recipe: Matcha & Azuki Cake

My office has the tradition that when it’s your birthday you have to bring cake in for everyone to share, so I decided to bake myself a birthday cake with some distinct Japanese flavours last week. I found the recipe here, and I would like to thank Hiroko Liston for posting it as it was … Continue reading

Ueno Zoo

On Friday April 15th I visited Ueno Zoo. I’ve already told you about my main reason for going there in a previous post – to see the new pandas. Given the current situation in Japan, I had naively thought that people would have other things on their minds instead of pandas… I was wrong. When … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 14th

Following yesterday’s “desserts that have nothing to do with Christmas” post, I thought I would share some real Christmas cake: What’s that got to do with Japan? Well, I bought it here in the foreign food store. I would love to take a photo of the Christmas food available in there, but it’s displayed right … Continue reading