The rainy season we have now in Japan (mid-June ~ mid-July in Kansai) is married with the plums. It’s called the “plum rains”. So these
ume are the “rain plums”.
You make think they are not ripe on this photo. It’s true they are very sour and hard. But that’s at this stage of maturation that they are picked and used to make umeboshi (pickled plum).
When they reach this color they are too mature for the salted pickle. When they become soft…they are not sweet, still as sour and less fragrant. Well, mines are yellow and still hard.
Good to make jam !
kurozato black sugar.
I’ve just put the whole plums, blocks of sugar and water in the home-bakery. Lazy… but I was punished : that splashed and then cleaning the machine was a hell !
On the little plate,
ume pesto ( see here).
June 26, 2013
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Matcha and wagashi. Tea and cakes. That’s an informal tea ceremony with a Korean twist.
The model is , skewers of mitarashi dango mochi balls in a sweet sauce. But these are sticks…
I’ve used Korean
mochi ( tokk). I have no idea if that exists elsewhere than in Osaka, but you can see this version here. It’s very convenient to prepare.
Boiled them till soft (10 minutes).
Put on skewers. Passed a little sesame oil around.
Grilled the skewers.
I’ve made a sauce by melting a small block of
kurozato black sugar in water, adding a little soy sauce, a pinch of hot chili and a little potato starch to thicken.
Reheated the sauce and painted the skewers with it.
Served with matcha green tea.
May 24, 2013
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Mmmm. Sorry it’s over, there is none left ! Make yours it’s quick and you need only 3 ingredients.
That’s extremely simple. In a mill, process the sesame into paste, or use paste you already have (
Mix it to silky tofu (about 2 tbs of paste per cup) and a little
kurozato black cane sugar. Whip well. Add a few drops of vanilla essence and a little brandy for flavoring (optional).
Transfer into cups.
Mix some more sugar and water, stir till it gets a black syrup texture.
Pour half of the syrup on top, and refrigerate at least one hour.
The syrup went down around the cream, so pour the rest just before serving.
April 12, 2013
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Today’s brunch : apple waffles, and kiwis.
Simple batter, flour, baking powder, black sugar, water. I’ve added seeds of cardamom and small dices of apple.
With fresh slices of kiwi.
Simple and delicious.
February 1, 2013
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It’s the time of my
petit goûter. I want a chocolat chaud and some soft cakes.
these, but flavored with kurozato black sugar and lots of vanilla powder.
They are very tender.
Lots of pure cocoa and a little hot water.
Plus a little foamed milk.