Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies (Vegan + GF)

Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies (Vegan + GF)

About a year ago, I adapted my Nutella Brownies slightly to make these Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies. I recently re-made the brownies, and realised that there were a few steps and ingredients in the old recipe that weren’t completely necessary, so I’ve decided to republish a new and improved version!  Just like my NutellaRead more

Matcha Chestnut Cake (Dairy-Free)

Matcha Chestnut Cake (Dairy-Free)

I absolutely love this Matcha Chestnut Cake, because of the combination of the vibrantly coloured, light and fluffy sponge spread with a perfectly sweet, smooth chestnut paste. What I love most about this sponge, other than how delicious it is, is that you only need 4 simple ingredients to make it! It’s a Japanese-style sponge cake recipe that IRead more

Persimmon Upside Down Cake with Yuzu Caramel Glaze (Dairy-Free)

Persimmon Upside Down Cake with Yuzu Caramel Glaze (Dairy-Free)

Persimmon (or sharon fruit) has just come into season so I thought I’d use it in my adaptation of the classic pineapple upside down cake and make this Persimmon Upside Down Cake! The fruit doesn’t seem to be very widely known in the UK, but it’s very popular in Japan, where it’s called kaki. It’s a great fruitRead more

Munchkin Squash Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Dairy-Free)

Munchkin Squash Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Dairy-Free)

A great recipe for Halloween, these Munchkin Squash Pumpkin Spice Cakes are easy to make and almost too cute to eat! Almost.  But seriously, can you believe how cute these little Munchkin Squash cakes are? If you’re having a Halloween party these would be the perfect thing to serve!  A Japanese twist on the pumpkinRead more

Kinako French Toast (Vegan)

Kinako French Toast (Vegan)

Kinako French Toast seems to be all the hype in restaurants recently, so I decided to make it at home. I must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious, but the flavours work perfectly together. The kinako powder makes the bread beautifully crisp on the outside, while the milk keeps it soft and pillowy onRead more

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Agar Jelly makes a great light dessert, or if you’re feeling sophisticated, also doubles up as a refreshing palate cleanser. It’s super healthy because it uses yuzu which is known for its medicinal properties, is refined sugar free because it’s naturally sweetened, and it’s also vegan because it uses agar instead of gelatine. Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightlyRead more