Creaming of a white cakemass…

White and red like a Santa cosplayer…

…it melts in the mouth.

Nothing new (it’s this one). I slightly progressed at covering it, and it’s not fresh strawberry season.

Yes, I did a better job, but there is a margin to improve even more. The night version was a charlotte, shaped in a circle, which is easier.

Je les ai cueillies dans la glace, couvertes de gelée et placées sur du sucre glace. Puns are lost in translation, roughly, jelly prevents the frozen berries to turn into ugly sponges as they thaw.

Gourmande November round up

Sweet potato (satsuma imo), potato and persimmon (kaki) season is back.

That’s the album about most of my November meals : November eats. And for vegan menus here.

These are the main topics and visitors’ current obsessions :

Tian casserole with potatoes
Satsuma imo soufflées
Kakicannelle persimmon

Classic revival :
kneppes (Lorraine’s pasta)
roasted chicken
French fries
tarte orangette
simple tarte au chocolat (silky chocolate pie)

Nordic wave :

Mousse de saumon et pain polaire

Swedish bean balls

Plus :
polar bread shrimp wrap
mini buckwheat blinis salmon bites

American mood :

Natural yummy banana pudding

raw pumpkin pie

creamy pumpkin pie
Obama pizza
Chicago pizza


On the road to Christmas :
nutty truffles

Saint-Nicolas, Kurisumasu, Christmas, Noël on Pinterest

sesame Japanese Xmas

Christmas desserts

Kabocha forever

Steamed rice pudding and burnt kabocha.

Kabocha pumpkin on pinterest

kabocha and hijiki

kabocha mousse

Sesame for Kurisumasu

I went to a large group cooking class to eat… to make a Kurisumasu menu. That was fun and delicious.
Kurimasu is Japanese’s Christmas, an imported celebration, adapted too. The biggest part of it is the food.

That was organized by this company in the south of Osaka, they are specialized in sesame products : Omuraya.

neri goma, it’s roasted pasted sesame.

iri goma
iri goma, roasted sesame.

Sesame seeds exist in 3 colors, white, golden and black.
There have also many variations of dressings and other using sesame. I knew the brand as I’ve bought it many time. We found it in local supermakets.
(I’m not paid to make their PR).

So what’s on the menu for Kurisumasu ? Chicken !!!
Yep, the marketing has sold chicken as the Xmas food, so there will be some, 2 types :
marmalade and sesame wings
chicken slices with wine sesame sauce
Sides were :
Sesame broccoli soup
Sesame macaroni salad, and decorative potato sarada.

You can see the model and what, we, the students made.

Spicy fruit cake with sesame additions…