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Review: Europace 12-in-1 Multi Function Mixer

I first got to know Ed and Hsin Yi of The Kitchen Society at the opening of the kitchen-studio. Upon learning about my interest in baking, they have been very supportive when it comes to informing me about upcoming classes that I might be keen on. I attended a class on macaron making once and I found that I like that The Kitchen Society keeps its classes small so that attendees all get a chance to learn through a hands-on experience.

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Goma Cupcakes With Matcha Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I’ve been planning to make a black-colored cake for the loooooonnngest time. I mean … BLACK is my favorite color, after all.

So after some research, I discovered that one of the more common ingredients used to make desserts black is goma (black sesame). So at lunch on Sunday at the neighborhood organic vegetarian bistro, I got myself a can of 100% black sesame powder.

Black sesame is apparently a health food. According to the Compedium of Materia Medica, taking black sesame seeds can heal all the chronic illness after 100 days, improve skin tone on body and face after 1 year, reverse gray hair after 2 years, and regrow teeth after 3 years. I’m not sure if it’s really that awesome but I love the smoky, nutty flavor.

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