Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Since Atlanta hardly ever gets snow, it's so wonderful and unexpected that we got to see a white Christmas this year. I hope everyone had a great day. I spent mine with family, stuffing my face and squeezing my favorite niece :)
Black Sesame Macarons
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Black sesame is something I'd never heard of until I visited China and Joe picked up some black sesame seed buns for me on the street. I loved it! It had a slight crunch from the seeds and a sweet and nutty flavor. It smells delicious as well.
Sesame seeds come in black, brown and white. The white and brown have a more delicate flavor while the black is the strongest. It's very common in Asian cooking and is high in nutritional value. According to my research, it's high in calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus! And it promotes good digestion!
Cranberry Japanese Cheesecake
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This post is a little late but I made this for Thanksgiving dinner! Since most Thanksgiving dinners are often heavy (and delicious), I wanted to make something light for dessert. Someone was already making pumpkin pie and I've never been a huge fan of pumpkin. At first I was going to do a regular American cheesecake, which I still haven't attempted yet. But at the last minute I thought a Japanese style would be better.. a light, soft fluffy cake accented with some tart cranberry sauce!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Chocolate Bacon Macarons
Monday, December 6, 2010
For this month's MacTweet Mac Attack challenge, they asked for a savory sweet macaron. I had been intrigued by the combination of bacon and chocolate for a while, and was originally going for a cupcake. But I took this as an opportunity to try it in a macaron... I've never been a huge fan of bacon (I prefer sausage with my breakfast) but I do like a salty sweet combo.
Berry Buttermilk Cake (And Happy Birthday Blog!)
Friday, December 3, 2010
Today is my 1 year Blogaversary! Happy Birthday to TheSweetArt! Looking back on my first post, it's obvious how terrible the picture is (photographing food at night?! with a flash?!) and how nervous I was to put the ingredients together. But since then, I've practiced so much and tried so many new recipes and flavors I never thought I'd like.
It's funny how this started out as an opportunity to practice food photography and turned into a major baking adventure. I'm so glad this blog happened to me :) And a HUGE thank you to everyone who reads this/comments/clicks on ads!
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