Tag Archives | Cakes

Cheerful Fruit Tart | めでたいフルーツタルト

Cheerful Fruit Tart | めでたいフルーツタルト

This is my 2021 New Year’s Cake to brighten the start of a fresh new year. Well,  to be precise a ‘fruit tart’, nevertheless my huge hopes packed into this petite tart.  Let us hope that 2021, we can look forward to be  ‘colorful’,  ‘cheerful’ and ‘festive’,  people can communicate the natural way we should […]

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Apple Chiboust Cake | りんごのシブースト

Apple Chiboust Cake | りんごのシブースト

Dawn of a fresh New Year – 2021; in honesty quite hesitant to say ‘happy’ from the bottom of my heart, the world aching, struggling and fighting with covid-19, yet in the midst of a long dark tunnel but hope to see a ray of light casting into the darkness with the vaccine in distribution […]

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Tokyo enters state of emergency  April 8, 2020 | Chako Bakery | Day 1

Tokyo enters state of emergency April 8, 2020 | Chako Bakery | Day 1

Not one day from February that we all do not think or hear about the ‘corona virus’. We are all experiencing the same nightmare which seem forever never closing. The pandemic and it’s infectious speed is devastative and likely faster than the speed resistance of a human being. Sorry, I think no one needs to […]

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our Christmas Party | 我が家のクリパの風景

our Christmas Party | 我が家のクリパの風景

Although Christmas is ‘really not’ an official holiday here in Japan, no matter where you are, Christmas seem to be the most enjoyable time for any child; a time for family gathering, a time for giving, a time for gratitude and for all – our wishes for our children to remember the ‘gift of giving’. […]

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Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

Baking “Christmas Stollen” has become my personal calendar event before Xmas after settling down to my homeland, Japan. However when I lived in Ireland during my young days, ‘Christmas Cake’, a fruit cake heavily packed with fruit and nuts, covered entirely in marzipan to mature until Xmas was the iconic cake for Christmas. Watching the […]

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Generous Apple Compote Cake |アップルコンポートケーキ

Generous Apple Compote Cake |アップルコンポートケーキ

The terrain and climate of Japan is quite suitable for growing apples and the variety quite diverse in which made me wonder? how many variety of apples exist in Japan?, to come across a interesting and apple dedicated site called the APPLE UNIVERSITY, site ran by one of the largest apple cultivators – Aomori prefecture. […]

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Brandy flavored Fig Cake | 無花果のブランデーケーキ

Brandy flavored Fig Cake | 無花果のブランデーケーキ

When these cute shape “figs” start appearing quite often, it is a signal of transition. A transition from the blazing sun to a cool autumn breeze. The ripe fig browned enough from the sunlight now contains that subtle ‘dolce’. I use my fresh fig most often for cakes, desserts, salads or even sun-dried are good […]

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Marble Cake + Peach compote | マーブルケーキ + 小桃のコンポート

Marble Cake + Peach compote | マーブルケーキ + 小桃のコンポート

A subtle savor of peach from the peach compote made earlier this month has been making our yoghurts better every morning. The blood red color, vivid is an eye opener plus the natural sweetness seem to help the languid summer body for a fresh new day. 先日作った「小桃のコンポート」は朝食のヨーグルトに大活躍しています。鮮明な色素と桃の独特な香りは目覚めの朝には最高のコンビネーションです。そんな色素をみて、昔綺麗に作り上げたマーブルケーキを思い出し早速この小桃のコンポートをケーキにしてみました。 Looking at that vivid peach color, I recalled […]

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March 3rd Hinamatsuri | 'Girl's Day'

March 3rd Hinamatsuri | 'Girl's Day'

March 3rd is a traditional day observed in Japan called ‘Hinamatsuri’ or ‘Dolls Festival’ or ‘Girls Day’. Ceramic dolls are displayed in each household to pray for continued health and happiness for their daughter. The ceramic dolls are dressed in traditional kimonos, displayed on red carpet steps, ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and […]

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Welcome 2019

Welcome 2019

  I often wonder why we love to organize our time into segments; minutes, hours, weeks, months and then years. Every moment of our lives must be just as precious as any but the accomplishment of completion, achievement bringing satisfaction quite often is measured by time, I the same. Year 2018 had been quite a […]

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Kuglof Apple Cake | クグロフ型アップルケーキ

Kuglof Apple Cake | クグロフ型アップルケーキ

I just love ‘apple + cake’ so I keep looking for different recipes to improve my various apple cake recipes.

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some of my Xmas Cakes |クリスマスケーキ

some of my Xmas Cakes |クリスマスケーキ

今年のクリスマスは頑張ってケーキを作る「やる気年」になりました。 クリスマスと言えば、、定番の「ストロベリーショートケーキ」。スポンジケーキはまさに私の中学校の家庭科で作る初級課題。中学校と言ってもアイルランドという国で育つとベーシックなケーキやいろいろなスタンダードお菓子は家庭科(ホームエコノミックスっといいますが)でほぼ網羅します。ここが私のお菓子作りの基本、土台となっているのは間違いなしです。

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