Red Bean Chestnut Roll Cake

Red bean chestnut roll cake

A Japanese style sponge roll cake filled with sweet red bean paste, red bean whipped cream, and chestnut pieces. Roll cakes are so fun and cute! Today I’m sharing a recipe with you that is Japanese flavored: sweet red bean paste (Shirakiku is the brand I often see at the Asian store) and chestnut, which is …

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Sweet Kabocha Bites

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) Bites

Kabocha is basically Japan’s pumpkin. Actually, it’s called the Japanese Pumpkin, so there you go. It’s a squash, it’s orange inside, and you make sweet and savory foods with it. The main difference, in my opinion, is that kabocha tastes better. It’s described as being a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato. Just like most …

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Black Sesame Pudding

Black Sesame Pudding

I know I just posted a black sesame recipe, but the stuff is so good I think you can forgive me. I actually made these today because I signed up to bring a dessert to a potluck dinner. It said to bring something “ethnic, unique, or interesting”, and I thought, it doesn’t get more interesting than …

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Black Sesame Ice Cream

No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream

Toasted black sesame seeds are mixed with sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream to make this delicious black sesame ice cream. Black Sesame Seeds I LOVE all things black sesame seeds. The weird gray color, the roasty toasty flavor, the way it works in both savory and sweet… I especially like the sweets. When I …

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