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Ichigo Condensed Milk Kakigori—Strawberry Condensed Milk Japanese Shaved Ice

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Ichigo Condensed Milk Kakigori—Strawberry Condensed Milk Japanese Shaved Ice For the Stewed Strawberries and Strawberry Syrup (Makes about 3 1/2 cups syrup and 3/4 cup stewed strawberries) 2 cups water 2 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1 pound strawberries, chopped into large pieces shaved ice sweetened condensed milk 1. Make the strawberry syrup:In a large, nonreactive […]

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake Makes one 7 or 8-inch layered cake For Noriko’s sponge cake: 4 large eggs, white and yolks separated 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 9.5 tablespoons) granulated sugar, sifted once 3 tablespoons milk, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 14 tablespoons) cake flour, sifted 3 times 1.2 ounces (22 […]

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Park adventures and skipping dinner.

Yesterday was a national holiday and so Mr. Fuji had the day off.   We took advantage of the beautiful weather and drove out to a large park called Inokashira Park. This particular park is a wonderful place to be on the weekends or on a holiday, because there are always many street performers and […]

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