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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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 […]
State of Emergency Chako Bakery | Day 2 The French baguette dough once mastered can be used for various bread forms. This particular shape is called the ‘Rustique’ (a square french baguette bread) which I like to add fillings to be folded into the dough and then baked, yielding a savory bread. フランスパンのバゲット生地をマスターすると成形方法によって、色々なパンを作ることができます。本日はちょっとお惣菜なパン、セロリの葉、オリーブとチーズを挟み込み「リュスティック（四角フランスパン）」に仕上げました。 How to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Following my “Frying Pan baked English Muffin recipe“, this is a simple bread recipe using a similar method, frying pan to bake Foccacia. The focaccia can be adjusted (slightly) to the size of the frying pan and it can be a fun recipe for parties and outdoor events. Frying Pan Baked Foccacia Recipe 【Ingredients】Makes 1 […]
May 1st, 2019. REIWA May 1st. This day is a historical day, dawns the new Japanese era ‘REIWA’ from the previous ‘HEISEI’, a Japanese era named for each emperor. If anyone is interested in the Japanese monarch system, it is a good period to many media will explain well of the past and present emperors […]
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 […]
Making simple bread loafs are not quite easy when pursued perfection but ‘pre-made sheets‘ integrated into a basic bread loaf can be a quite fun and rather impressive. These ‘pre-made sheets’ can be made with many other ingredients, although my all time favorite tends to be the ‘pumpkin sheet’. Looking back at my baking archive, […]
The regular sandwich loaf, it’s dough can be reshaped into many different type of tasty breads. This white bread dough, the British Loaf dough can is an egg free ingredient which suits well with ‘egg allergy’ toddlers. Indeed… these breads were made for my little munchkins (grandchildren), two among three still struggling to overcome ‘egg’ allergy. […]
I’ve been baking, on and off, randomly but back baking breads; although not enough posts. (sorry..) I will attempt to run a ‘Bread series’, a collection of my breads which may be mostly photographic pix but share my love and inspiration to ‘homemade bread-making’. ブログの投稿が少なくて、すいません。 パン作りは徐々に再開。 酵母の作り、こまめに頻度を増やしていっています。 画像が多めにはなりますが備忘録としても「ブレッドシリーズ」をやってみたいと思います。
My goodness…time flies. As cherry blossoms feather away, it’s already the middle of April and our country looks forward to a spring break, namely Golden Week (4/29 – 5/6). Spring is supposed to be one of our best seasons in Japan but rarely are we experiencing the pleasant “spring days”
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