Pastries

Tokachi Quiche

I had the opportunity to visit Tokachi in Hokkaido in the last week of February. In my one week there, I was introduced to the wonders of Tokachi’s agricultural industry and, was impressed that many of the cafes and restaurants there make their dishes using ingredients grown locally. In fact, many of the cafes there actually have a field in front of them where they grow their own wheat/corn/beans.

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Orange Meringue Pie

Sunkist oranges were on sale at Cold Storage last week. After the Chocolate Cake with Orange Buttercream, I still had a couple left over so I decided to finish up the remaining oranges by making an orange meringue pie today.

If, like me, you don’t quite like the tartness of lemon meringue pie, this pie will win you over with its sweet, citrusy notes. It tastes like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Sunrise Ice Blended but in a pie!

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Spinach and Chorizo Quiche

I was craving for quiche but I didn’t want to make the expected quiche lorraine. I was given a block of goat’s cheese from Australia and I have been entertaining the idea of making a spinach and goat cheese quiche. However, at the supermarket, I decided I wanted something with a stronger, meatier, more satisfying taste and so I got myself some chorizo sausages for the quiche.

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Soda Bread

I love bread but I hate making it. Mainly it’s because I do not have the patience to wait for the dough to rise and then wait for it to rise again. On Saturday night, while lazing on the couch (as I usually do on weekends), Paul Hollywood’s show on bread came up on the BBC. That particular episode introduced this bread called Soda Bread. As it’s name Continue reading

Vegemite and Bacon Pie Roll

Vegemite is one of the best foodstuff ever created. I love it so much I want to eat it with EVERYTHING.

Anyway, it would seem a prime waste if I didn’t try to create a bake using it … so today, I decided to make a savory snack – Vegemite and Bacon something. A scone seems like the perfect thing to hold these two together … maybe a bun? In the end, I decided on something crusty, like a pie crust.

The result was better than I expected! I love the yeasty saltiness the Vegemite gave, the bits of smoky bacon embedded in the roll and the crusty, biscuity mouthfeel of the roll. The husband – however – doesn’t like it so much. He’s British so  … whatever.

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