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Zucchini Curry Bread (Kare Pan)

My Take on the Japanese Curry Bread.  This curry bread's main ingredient is zucchini flavored by mild curry powder.  Bread stuffed with zucchini curry and dredged in panko bread crumbs.  So crunchy and satisfying, kind of reminded me of a savory doughnut.   Zucchini Curry Bread  For the Bread 200 g bread flour 2 ½ tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 120 mL milk (vegan sub: almond or soya milk) 1 teaspoon yeast For the filling 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic Zucchini 1 medium sized potato Carrots 2 teaspoons or more Madras curry  ( or 2 japanese curry cubes) 1 tablespoon better than boullion chicken ¼ cup water Salt and pepper to taste For dredging 1 egg ( Vegan sub: 2 tablespoons aquafaba) 1 cup Panko bread crumbs Canola oil for deep frying Preparation Prepare the bread dough.  In a large bowl mix together bread flour, sugar, and salt. Then add olive oil, milk and yeast.  Blend everything together with a fork until dough clumps together. Knead the
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Recipe: Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

I got carried away last night and made waaay too much pancit (Filipino stir fried noodles)..  What to do with all these noodles?  Well, make okonomiyaki with it of course!   What's Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese pan fried dish.  It's typically made with cabbage, batter, seasonings, bean sprouts,  green onions or leeks, then brushed with okonomiyaki sauce, topped with koupie mayo and bonito flakes.  Okonomiyaki stems from the Japanese words "okonomi" meaning "to your liking" and "yaki" meaning "cooked over direct heat".  So you can put whatever you like in this dish.  You GOT TO HAVE  the okonomiyaki sauce, cabbage, and the batter. Hiroshima vs. Okinawa Okonomiyaki I'll be making the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki.  It's different from the Okinawa style okonomiyaki we get in Edmonton in that in Hiroshima okonomiyaki the ingredients are in layers and it always comes with noodles while Okinawa okonomiyaki'

Special Black Forest Cake Recipe

I love it when clients gives me full artistic freedom AND special cake flavors.   I so so so wanted to crack this cake open to show you guys the beautiful layers of this cake, the rich chocolate cake, cherry cream layers, and the dark chocolate ganache.  A black forest cake heaven!   Here's what's in the cake.... The chocolate cake is drenched in sweet cherry simple syrup.  Usually it's spiked with kirsch liquor, this one is alcohol free.  I then filled it with cherry cream filling.  It's made by combining fresh whipped cream and cherry pie filling.  If you can find canned bing cherries get those instead. That's all the tips I can give you.  Try making it on a weekend.  Task a family member to make one component of the cake.  Simple syrup, vanilla buttercream, and the chocolate cake can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. I give you...  BLACK FOREST CAKE INGREDIENTS For the cake 132 g cake flour sifted or 1 ¼ cups 1 ½

Easy Cherry Blossom Cake Recipe

It’s cherry blossom season! If you live in a colder climate like me, blossoms don't come until late spring.  That’s ok we can easily bake cherry blossoms into our cake.   I discovered this cherry blossom cake by chance and I immediately fell in love with it.  I knew I had to convert it into a quick and easy recipe with ingredients we can find at our local grocery store.  By the way this recipe is the “shortcut” version of Buttermilk’s “Cherry Blossom Cake (Inside and Out)”.  Get the original recipe here Cherry Blossom Cake | Buttermilk by Sam   CLICK HERE  to order my homemade, from scratch (no cake mix here), special  CHIFFON CHERRY BLOSSOM CAKE . Ingredients Source: Peace Tea Cheeky Cherry Flavored Tea I bought at Walmart.  If you can’t find it you may use milk or pure black cherry juice.  The cherry juice will add a hint of pink  into your cake.  If you don’t like that use milk instead.  The cherry flavored sprinkles I made from scratch and you can order it here . 

Polvoron Recipe (Filipino Shortbread)

 Made these easy treats for my kids.  In one condition.  They have to help me shape the cookies.  These shortbread are not your typical shortbread.  The dough is fairly dry with roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter.  The butter is the key component for shaping the shortbread.  A polvoron mold is used to shape the shortbread ( metal contraptions seen in the image above).  I recently saw Chef Greggy Soriano use modern moon cake presses to make polvoron blossoms.  Moon cake presses are far more decorative than the conventional molds.  They came in different fancy intricate fun designs.  Check it out at Amazon.ca  If you haven't had a chance subscribe to my newsletter you will get updates on new recipes, online decorating classes, and $10 off on your cake and cupcake orders.  Click here Happy Baking!!  Until next time.