Persimmon Cake

Persimmons. They aren’t very popular in America, but everyone eats them in Japan. They are a popular fall-winter fruit. Here’s your fact of the day: the persimmon is Japan’s national fruit! If you’ve never seen one before, well, they kind of look like an orange tomato! But unlike a tomato, you have to peel them. And…

Mini Chocolate Pie Bites

Have you ever seen a Japanese snack called Pie No Mi ? They are yummy little bite sized “pies”. I really like them, but since they are imported, they are kind of expensive. Also, not all Asian stores I’ve been to carry them. But then I thought about it. These are basically just puff pastry with…

Strawberry Curd

I made this strawberry curd as soon as I found out you can make strawberry curd. I had a tub of strawberries in the fridge that needed to be used and I thought, hey, why not? I’m not a huge fan of lemon curd, although I don’t not like it… You know what I mean? Anyways,…