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Butterfinger Mochi Ice Cream from Daydreamer Desserts

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Today the amazing and talented Josie from Daydreamer Desserts is here to make sure that we get our dessert in this week!  I met Josie last November at the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco, which is kind of funny because we actually live in the same city in Southern California!  Josie has become a dear […]

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Daring Baker’s Croquembouche (Piece Montée)

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Croquembouche (Piece Montée) If you’d like to see the recipes given to the Daring Bakers, see this Piece Montée Recipe My favorite cream puff recipe: Fuji Cream Puffs — Cream puffs can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 day. My favorite pastry cream recipe: Tartelette’s “custard”— The pastry cream can be stored […]

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Gold Kiwi Cream—Finger lickin’ good (don’t say I didn’t warn you)!

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Gold Kiwi Cream Adapted from Bell’alimento’s Panna Cotta Makes approximately 4 1/2 cups 4 gold kiwi (approximately 1 pound) 1 packet (.25 ounces) powdered gelatin 3 tablespoons cold water 2 cups heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. Cut the kiwi in half and scoop out the flesh with a […]

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Orange Blossom Sablés for Mother’s Day

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Orange Blossom Sablés Makes about 36 cookies 2 sticks (8 ounces, 1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons orange blossom water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4  cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup […]

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Kiss & Hug Cookies

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Kiss & Hug Cookies Adapted from Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms Makes about 4 dozen cookies 48 Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates (pieces of milk chocolate can be substituted) 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose […]

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Coconut Honey Rice Pudding

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Coconut Honey Rice Pudding Makes 4 servings 1 3/4 cups coconut milk 1 1/2 cups soy milk 1/2 cup Japanese rice 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons clover honey, plus more for drizzling 1. Mix together the coconut milk, soy milk, rice, sugar, vanilla, and […]

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Squirrel’s Sweet & Sour Mushrooms

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Sweet and Sour Crimini Mushrooms Makes 4 servings Amazu (Sweet and Sour Sauce): 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Mushrooms: 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil 8 ounces crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, cleaned and sliced into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon amazu 1. Make the amazu: Combine […]

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Kinkan Kanro-ni (Japanese Candied Kumquats) with Panna Cotta

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Kinkan Kanro-ni (Candied Kumquats) 12 ounces kumquats 1 1/3 cups water 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1. Wash and dry the kumquats, then use a sharp pairing knife to cut vertical slits into the fruit (between 5 to 8 slits depending on the size of the fruit). 2. Bring a pot […]

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Carrot Sesame Salad

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Carrot Sesame Salad Makes 4 servings 3 – 4 medium size carrots (about 7 ounces total), washed and peeled 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1. With a vegetable peeler, slice the carrots into long ribbons.  Set […]

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Kyuri Asa-zuke (Japanese Lightly Pickled Cucumbers)

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Kyuri Asa-zuke (Japanese Lightly Pickled Cucumbers) 2 – 3 Japanese cucumbers/3 – 4 mini (seedless) cucumbers (about 10.5 ounces/300 grams) 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 1/2 inches kombu, cut into thin shreds with kitchen shears 7 tablespoon water 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1. Wash the cucumbers and pat […]

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