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Honey & Brandy Cupcakes

I do apologise for being so tardy with my updates on this blog. I’ve been busy with work and have just returned from a 2-week break in the UK. FInding the time to bake is becoming increasingly difficult with the projects we’re getting at Material World. Even when I do find the time to bake, I often find it hard to blog about it after.

I was determined to create something this weekend. Initially, I had planned to “practice” making a wedding cake – I’d offer to make a friend her wedding cake as a gift. Unfortunately, one of my springform pans is missing a base. Frustrated that so much time was wasted searching high and low for it, I decided to fall back on making a batch of cupcakes.

We bought a batch of raw honey from Camden Lock Market. I was curious to see how they would taste in a bake. I selected this honey from Greece that is supposed to taste of oak (although I would have no idea how oak actually tastes like). Continue reading

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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