Kasutera (Castella) Cake
Kasutera is an old-fashoned Japanese yellow sponge cake which was originally brought to Japan from Portugal in the 16th century. Over the hundreds of years, the taste of the original kasutera has changed a lot to suit Japanese tastes. Kasutera is soft, light and somewhat chewy in texture, which make Kasutera different from western sponge cakes. Everybody loves Kasutera in Japan! It's perfect for tea time at home and for a gift.
Yakimochi (grilled rice cake)
My brother sends me blocks of mochi packaged individually every year as part of Christmas & New Year's gifts. Traditionally, we eat mochi in a soy sauce based soup (in my region!) on New Year's day and on 3 consecutive days at home. I love the mochi soup but grilled mochi is also tasty and easy to fix. I put my mochi in a toster overn and cook 7-8 minutes until it puffs up. Then I dipp the mochi (very hot!) in soy sauce and wrap it with a sliced cheddar cheese in a dried seaw
Tai-yaki pancakes to celebrate happy occasions
Tai-Yaks (たい焼き) is a fish-shaped pancake filled with sweet azuki (red bean) paste. "Tai" (sea beam/porgy) is coinsidered auscicious and often served on happy occasions such as wedding and the birth of a baby. The Japanese word mede-tai means "auspicious" and "celebratory." Our tai-yaki pancakes are available only pick-up or delivery. For more information, please check http://www.bimibakery.com/#!local-orders/mq3tu
Thanks to Linda, the owner of Let's Crepe located in Town Center Plaza in Leawood, Kansas, bimi bakery's cookies are now available at her store! We delivered the first order of our matcha cookies including “Matcha Galaxy” and “Chocolate Dipped Matcha Cookies” today! I hope her customers will like our cookies!
Japanese Sweet Potatoes--Childhood memories
Japanese sweet potato (“satsuma-imo”) is one of my favorite ingredients to work with. When I was a child in Japan, my family grew a varieties of vegetables including sweet potatoes. After we harvested the sweet potatoes in the fall, we stored them in a deep pit in our backyard over winter. As a child, it was always thrilling to climb down into a dark underground pit to get potatoes when we needed. We ate steamed or baked sweet potatoes a lot simply with a pinch of salt. We di
Matcha Birthday Cake
Matcha birthday cake (2 layers, 9-inch round cake, about 8 - 10 servings) Organic whipped cream & sliced strawberries between the layers! I spread the matcha-chocolate cream on top and splinckled dried raspberries. Cherry blossoms add a vibrant and elegant touch to the cake.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Thank you very much for all your support over the last year! We are looking forward to making more bimi ("beautiful taste") sweets this year! Get ready for our new bimi treats! Matcha roll cake with organic whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It’s about 12 inch (30cm) long! PlPain role cake with organic whipped cream and fresh strawberries & kiwi fruits is also available.