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Sticky Toffee Pudding with (Bourbon) Salted Caramel Sauce

March 28, 2016

I can’t say that I’ve had a long history with Sticky Toffee Pudding as I have had with my Nan’s Christmas Plum Pudding. My secret love affair with the pudding started only a month ago when I had my first taste of this heavenly gift. I couldn’t believe how moist and yet light as air the pudding was. The pudding was surrounded with a pool of salted caramel sauce and sprinkled with flakes of salt.  Each mouthful of pudding had a delectably sweet and salty note. Everything was so harmonious, I just had to recreate this.

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Mini Ice Cream Dorayaki

December 18, 2015
Matcha and red bean ice cream filled dorayaki.

Hi I’m Emi and I’m a recovering ice cream-aholic. Kev and I have been on a serious late night ice cream streak lately, although delightfully delicious it’s probably not good for the hips.  Thankfully our friend started having evening boot camps sessions, so it’s lessen our ice cream binge sessions on the couch… but I couldn’t help but make these mini ice cream dorayaki (どら焼き). Pancake (check), anko (check), ice cream (check, check and triple check). YUM-O! What makes this little Japanese treats even better is that the pancakes are made of a castella type batter. Castella is a sponge cake, which has been my FAVOURITE snack for as long as I can remember. This is why the pancakes are so good just by themselves!

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