Still “following the sun” in England, I had a “ticket to ride” to Liverpool. The town by the Mersey, home of THE BEATLES, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! “Money may not buy me love” but it sure got me the Magical Mystery Tour. And, no, they don’t have “eight days a week” in Liverpool but seven is [...]
Kuchen is a German word for cake. It consists of a sweet yeast dough filled with a custard. Sometimes fruits are added to the dough. It is usually sliced like a pie. Kuchen is generally thought of as a dessert but it may be eaten any time of the day.
Kabocha is one of my favorite squashes and I cannot resist bringing one home when I see it at the grocery stores. It is a sweet squash with a light and fluffy texture. The skin is very hard when raw but once cooked, it is soft and edible. It only takes minutes to cook and [...]
Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell shape. These delightful mini cakes are immortalized by Marcel Proust in his novel Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 1: Swann’s Way. Though I have not read the book, the renown Madeleine episode has been well quoted and his description of these scalloped cakes dipped in [...]
I hope all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thank you for your warm wishes. I had a pretty relaxing one with minimal work in the kitchen. Ro-Ri San prepared breakfast and we went out for family style Italian food for lunch. It was delicious and very filling. With mango cake and [...]
Roti n Rice is ONE year old today and what a ride it has been! Exactly 365 days ago today, I sat down to inaugurate this blog as a journal of my culinary efforts. In my mind’s eye I had visualized leisurely evenings recounting my latest food endeavor to a receptive community of my peers. [...]
The fruit cake is as much a part of the Christmas season as other traditional symbols like the Christmas tree, poinsettias, and mistletoe. Rumor has it that the fruit cake is never eaten but regifted each year. I have been making my own fruit cake for the past several years and rest assured it does [...]