Thursday, May 28, 2009

I made this strawberry mousse

I made this strawberry mousse for my friends. It's so seasonal and flavorful.  
I made with strawberry, kanten, silken tofu, pear juice, rice syrup and tahini for the mousse.
The pink / red is the color of the symbol of summer. very energizing, isn't it?


Friday, May 8, 2009

Apple Pie / French style

I learned in Europe that French bake their apple pie very simple. They don't have to put creams inside. So, this one is very simple, just crust, raisins, apples and the coating on top!
Simple is the best, right?

French Style Apple Pie:
pastry flour (unbleached  whole wheat) 250g
salt 1 teaspoon
corn oil 85ml
maple syrup 85ml
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

kuzu 3 teaspoons
pear juice 150ml
maple syrup 
pinch of salt
pinch of vanilla powder

Blend liquid well first, then add to the powder to make the dough. Spread the dough in a pie dish and bake 15 to 20 minutes in a oven 350 F. Sprinkle the raisins and fine sliced apples on top of the crust. (You can bake this a little bit, too) Bring pear juice with pinch of salt, vanilla powder, kuzu to boil, add maple syrup to sweeten as you like. Pour the liquid on top of the pie to dress the pie!
Chill and serve. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Desert recipe/ Strawberry Kanten

I am back in sunny Los Angeles. I miss Amsterdam.... but now I am enjoying cooking in my kitchen, trying to improve my cooking skill. 
The other day I made this dessert with fresh strawberries. It was really good!

Strawberry Kanten with Amazake , sesami flavor

Amazake 1.5 cup , Water  1,5 cup , rice syrup 2 teaspoon, tahini sauce 1 teaspoon, strawberries, powder kanten ( agar agar) 2 teaspoon (5 g)

Mix Amazake and water, then add rice syrup, tahini and kanten powder. Bring it to boil (keep stirring!) Once it's boiled, pour it into a container with fresh strawberries, then chill in a fridge.


ストロベリー寒天 (ごま風味)