Homemade Cadbury Cream Eggs

homemade-cadbury-cream-eggAs mentioned in my last class post, Cadbury Cream Eggs are pretty much impossible to find in Japan. This year it occurred to me that I could make them. It only took ten years… I was so excited to find this recipe and adapt it to make it more Japan friendly. Corn syrup can be rather hard to find in Japan and the alternative I came up with likely tastes better than the original. You can get tiny packets of powdered sugar in many supermarkets but I usually buy from Amazon. Mizuame (みずあめ 水あめ)can be found in almost every supermarket. This is what a package looks like. And this is what it looks like inside. Continue reading

Chocolate Easter Egg Class

homemade-chocolate-easter-eggs-japanOne of the biggest hardships of living in Japan is the complete and utter lack of Cadbury Cream Eggs. I kid you not. Getting one or two in the mail from a family member is a big deal. This year I finally gave a homemade version a shot and was very pleased with the results. By pleased, I mean I ate the entire batch within 24 hours… It’s time to spread the love in the form of a Easter egg cooking class.

This will be a family affair. The definition of family also includes friends (no more than two adults please). Each family will make the same amount of eggs so you can divide them as you wish.

Chocolate Easter Egg Class

Date: Sunday, April 13th
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: 2500 yen per family/pair
Place: Serendipity Cafe, Chigasaki (parking available)
Egg flavors: classic cream, coconut, peanut butter (if no allergies), peppermint

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Pi Day 2014

I almost didn’t celebrate Pi Day this year. This morning I was supposed to be at a graduation ceremony at my son’s school but he’s home with the flu. I ended up making some festive goodies.

Tourtière using this pie crust. Changes: 5/8 white flour and 3/8 a mix of rice and whole wheat flours.

pi-day-2014Cookies using this recipe. Change: reduced sugar to 1/2 cup.

pi-day-cookie-2014

 

Did you make anything special for Pi Day?

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New Workshop: The Hummus Feast Part 2

hummus-workshop-japanI’ve got another workshop coming up at the lovely Serendipity Cafe in Chigasaki. As it is starting to warm up, it’s time for another hummus feast. In the last one we ended up making ten different flavors of hummus. This time we will experiment with using different kinds of beans and adding vegetables to the hummus.

We won’t just have hummus, we’ll make an entire healthy feast.

Date: Sunday, March 9th
Time: 4-7pm
Place: Serendipity Cafe, Chigasaki
Cost: 2500 yen per person

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