Once upon a spoon, 3 little rabbits were transformed into carrot cakes…

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Let’s eat a cute little legend…

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It looks very cake-like the next day. The carrot has become very soft too. But it’s not cooked. The fairies have visited during the night.

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Raw carrot cake :
Grate a carrot. Paste 1/2 cup of sesame seeds with 2 or 3 prunes. Add 1/2 ts cinnamon. 2 tbs of dry coconut. 1/2 lemon juice. Mix. Powder 1/4 cup of sesame seeds and add enough to the mix to get a paste. Form rabbits. Let one night in the fridge.
Frosting :
Whip : 1/3 coconut cream + 2/3 of soy yogurt (homemade). Add vanilla powder, a little lemon juice and sweetener to taste. Let one night into the fridge before spreading.
Moustache :
100 % carrot

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Big moustaches are not as elegant as thinner whiskers but I thought about too late…

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Voila ! The ogress has caught one. Nom nom…
I’d eat a real rabbit too if I could, but these were yummy.

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Like a strawberry breakfast

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What’s pinker than starting a Spring day with tender strawberry muffins ?

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The recipe is the same as the zesty oat muffins. Replace the fillings with a cup of diced strawberries, fresh or frozen.

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Juice of strawberries has escaped when the top popped up, so they look like small volcanoes. Let the muffins cool.

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Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. And go to bed, they’ll be ready when you get up…

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Desserts de France…

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Les crêpes !
Crêpes Suzette mandarineCrêpes boisettes (berry) Crêpes little sunCrêpes soufflées tropicales

More : crêpes compilation (sweet and savory)

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Noël et Rois (Xmas and Kings) :
Pompe à l’huile (sweet fougasse)Nonnettes (fluffy gingerbread)Flocon de neige (snowflake cake)Nougat glacé (honey ice-cream) Galette des Rois (Kings’ cake)Galette des Rois au chocolat

More : Christmas dessert compilation

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Les fruits !
Poire pochée au chocolat Baked pineappleFruity papilloteTartelette aux figuesPomme lampion (baked apple) Crémet aux fruits rouges

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Classiques :
GénoiseCygne et choux (cream puffs and swan) MillefeuilleTarte au chocolat Religieuse (cream puff “nun”)

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Regions :
Brioche de Pâques (Easter bread, Provence)Gâteau de Metz (retro chocolate cake, Lorraine)Croustade or Pastis aux pommes (apple pie, Gascogne) Millas (corn and pumpkin, South-West) Farz fourn (butter cake, Bretagne)

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Chocolat.
Coffee sunglassesGâteau truffe aux kumquatsWhite chocolate cinnamon apple cake Raspeberry choco-carob cake

More chocolate sweets.

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Festifs.
Pets de nonne (‘farting nun’ carnival donuts)Mango coco millefeuilleStar anise mandarin chocolate tarte Crémet in mint sauceGâteau de la bergère (Shepherd’s cake made with potato) Petits flans a la betterave (sweet beetroot puddings)

More ? French dessert compilation.

White chocolate apple cinnamon cake


It’s not a mistake. I’ve used white chocolate not black. Well, it has melted in. The cake seem very sweet and decadent and that’s just an impression.

The main ingredient is okara, the grounds obtained when I made the black tofu. The black bean skin has turned golden brown when it was baked.

Apple, cinnamon and chips of white couverture chocolate.

Recipe :
A Mix in the blender :
1 cup of black bean okara + 1/2 cup water (cooked 1 minute in the microwave)
1/2 apple cut in small bits
2 tbs of potato starch
1 to 3 tbs honey (to taste)
1/2 ts baking powder

B Add :
2/3 diced apple
a handful of white chocolate bits or chips
1/2 tbs of cinnamon

Bake slowly.

After baking 1 hour, the top is very dry.

But under, it’s very gooey.

Tea blossoms and fruity pie

The nature is never totally asleep in Japan. Even if it’s the middle of Winter and most trees are naked, there is some greenery and some lowers.

Camellia, called tsubaki in Japanese is the flower of the tea tree (AKA camellia sinensis). It’s the middle of tea blossom season right now. I didn’t have to go far, these bushes are everywhere in town.

Well, a simple dough (flour, oil, water, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of paprika for the color), filled with apples dices, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little yuzu lemon juice. I painted them with oil.

Baked and sugared.

To bite when they are still warm…

Okara carrot cupcakes

Are not my little cakes cute ? Hey, I have to eat vegetables…
They are healthy carrot cakes.

I was usually using egg to make ok’cake (made with okara tofu fiber, click here for more). Not this time, so they are egg free and vegan, if that matters.

Very simple, just mix : 1 cup of steamed finely grated carrot, 1 cup of okara. 2 tbs of coconut cream. 1/2 cup of juice carrot with a little water. 2 tbs of potato starch for binding. Kurozato black sugar, cake spices. Then into 4 cup cake molds. I shaped the bulk as they don’t grow bigger when they cook. They even slightly shrink.

The baked cakes. I took them out of molds after 20 minutes and continued 20 minutes after putting them upside down, so they dried better. Then I poured a little lemon juice on top and let cool.

The icing is coconut cream (from a can) with vanilla powder and a little sugar.

Petits chocolats in 2 minutes

They are already selling the Valentine Day chocolates and chocolate-making equipment. I got those fancy individual silicone molds and played a little.

I’ve had a little fun, melting ordinary chocolate in the micro-wave, mixing in stuff. As you can see it’s a bit messy but that doesn’t matter when you take out the molds.

spicy orange stars : bitter chocolate, cocoa mass, mandarin orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg.

hot ginger squares : bitter chocolate, cocoa mass, raw ginger cubes, habanero powder.

Both were delicious.

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