Italian Rustic Bread Roll (by Sara)
recipe for Tuscan bread here

Italian Rustic Bread Roll (by Sara)

recipe for Tuscan bread here

Chakin-shibori Dessert with Sweet Potato (by Miki Nagata )

Annou sweet potato paste, sweet white bean paste, purple sweet potato powder.

COCONUT & DARK CHOCOLATE POPOVERS

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Divide the butter into the cups of your popover pan or muffin tin. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
  2. In medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla, and sugar, then whisk in the flour, salt, coconut flour and coconut. Pour the batter into the butter filled cups. Add a few chocolate chunks to each batter filled cup. Return to oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 20 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and whipped cream, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Truffles Trio with French Dessert Wine
(by Suwandi Tan)

Dark Chocolate & Coconut Truffles Trio with French Dessert Wine

(by Suwandi Tan)

Cheese Toasts: with Pesto, Arugula, Avocado and Mozzarella

serves 1

  • 2 slices toast bread (you can use any other bread)
  • 
2 tbsp pesto

  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese

  • handful fresh rucola
  • ¼ avocado, sliced

  • 2 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 
olive oil

Spread 1 tbsp of pesto on each slice of the bread. On one slice place cheese, avocado, goat cheese, rucola, cover with a second slice of cheese and top it with second slice of bread. Press together gently.

To make it delicious you should toast it. To do so heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat and fry the sandwich until bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown.

Frozen Blueberry Yoghurt Bark

Ingredients:

2 c. plain greek yogurt

1/3 c. honey

1 tbsp vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste)

2 c. blueberries, washed and stray stems removed

**If you have other flavoured yogurt on hand, omit the honey and vanilla and just mix the yogurt and blueberries together instead.

Instructions:

1. In medium sized bowl, stir together the yogurt, honey and vanilla.

2. Gently stir in the blueberries and mix until all combined.

3. In a parchment lined 9x13 pan, pour in the yogurt mixture and spread out evenly making sure blueberries are evenly distributed.

4. Freeze overnight and cut into desired serving size

Crisp Rosemary Flatbread

Makes three 8 -10 inch rounds

1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

4 6-inch sprigs of rosemary

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup olive oil plus more for brushing

Black sea salt

Flaky sea salt such as Maldon

Preheat oven to 450°F with a heavy baking sheet on rack in middle.

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Make a well in center, then add water and oil and gradually stir into flour with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Knead dough gently on a work surface 4 or 5 times. Do not overwork the dough

Divide dough into 3 pieces and roll out 1 piece on a sheet of parchment paper into a 10-inch round. The dough should be quite thin, and the shape can be rustic. As you are working, keep the remaining pieces of dough covered with plastic wrap in a cool place.

Lightly brush top with additional oil and scatter small clusters of rosemary leaves on top, pressing in slightly. Sprinkle with sea salts. Slide round (still on parchment) onto preheated baking sheet and bake until pale golden and browned in spots, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer flatbread to a rack to cool, then make 2 more rounds (1 at a time) on fresh parchment (do not oil or salt until just before baking). Break into pieces.

Chirashi Sushi

recipe here:

Matcha & Autumn Wagashi (by lotus-aki)

Matcha-Coconut Cake

yield: Two 4-inch layer cake or four individual cakes

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup (2 ounces) coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
4 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup coconut oil, (liquid)
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Matcha Ganache, recipe to follow
Coconut Frosting, recipe to follow
1/2 cup coconut flakes, toasted (garnish)

DIRECTIONS

1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350℉. Grease four 4-inch cake pans with butter or cooking spray and cover pan bottoms with rounds of parchment paper. Grease parchment rounds. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda, salt and xantham gum, set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with a hand mixer until lighter in colour and slightly fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add coconut oil, agave nectar, extract, continue to beat until combined. Fold in flour mixture and shredded coconut until fully combined.

4. Divide batter equally between prepared cake pans; spread to sides of pan and smooth with small off-set spatula. Bake until cake tops are light golden and skewer inserted in centre comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Run a knife around pan perimeter to loosen, remove cakes onto a lightly greased rack. Cool completely.

Matcha Ganache

INGREDIENTS

8 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons matcha powder
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Place chocolate and matcha powder in a medium bowl. Bring heavy cream just to a boil, and pour over chocolate mixture. Stir until fully combined and smooth.

2. Let cool to room temperature and thickened, about 45 minutes. Alternatively, refrigerate ganache for faster cooling.

Coconut Frosting

INGREDIENTS

8 tablespoons (4 ounces/1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons coconut milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon light rum

DIRECTIONS

1. Using electric mixer, beat butter in medium bowl until smooth. Add sugar, reduced coconut milk, extracts, and salt. Beat on medium-low speed until blended, scraping down sides of bowl. Increase to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy. Add rum and continue to beat until fully incorporated. Refrigerate until needed.

ASSEMBLY

1.Using two cakes, cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on the bottom of cake stand or serving platter, spread approximately 2 tablespoons of ganache over cake layer and top with another layer. Repeat with filling and cake layers until top with the 4th cake layer.

2. Spread or pipe frosting on top and side of cake. Garnish with pistachios. Refrigerate cake for 30 minutes before serving.

3. Repeat with remaining two cakes.

Shortbread & Chocolate Teabags

recipe here

Matcha Mousse Cake

recipe here

Matcha Tea Macarons
* Ingredients *
100g egg whites3g egg white powder125g almond meal125g icing sugar2 teaspoons of matcha tea powderFor the syrup:150g sugar and 50ml water
* Directions *
Process the almond meal and icing sugar together.  In a mixer, whip half the egg whites to soft peaks.  Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring the water and sugar for the syrup to 117C (or 242F) on a candy thermometer.  Once ready, slowly add the boiling syrup to the egg whites and continue to whip on medium speed until they thick and shiny and are completely cooled (about 10 minutes).  At the final changes of whipping the meringue, and add the matcha tea powder.  Mix the remaining egg whites to the sifted almond mixture and fold into the meringue in four parts.Pipe macarons on lined baking sheets. Double up your baking sheets if you do not have professional grade quality.  Let your macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Bake at 140C or 280F for 15-18 minutes.  Fill with ganache or filling of your choice.  Refrigerate to set.
{ Chocolate ganache }
* Ingredients *
120g dark chocolate, chopped1/2 cup heavy cream
* Directions *
Heat cream until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.  Pour over the chocolate.  Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then stir.  Let cool then transfer to the refrigerator to thicken.

Matcha Tea Macarons

* Ingredients *

100g egg whites
3g egg white powder
125g almond meal
125g icing sugar
2 teaspoons of matcha tea powder
For the syrup:
150g sugar and 50ml water

* Directions *

Process the almond meal and icing sugar together.  In a mixer, whip half the egg whites to soft peaks.  Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring the water and sugar for the syrup to 117C (or 242F) on a candy thermometer.  Once ready, slowly add the boiling syrup to the egg whites and continue to whip on medium speed until they thick and shiny and are completely cooled (about 10 minutes).  At the final changes of whipping the meringue, and add the matcha tea powder.  Mix the remaining egg whites to the sifted almond mixture and fold into the meringue in four parts.
Pipe macarons on lined baking sheets. Double up your baking sheets if you do not have professional grade quality.  Let your macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Bake at 140C or 280F for 15-18 minutes.  Fill with ganache or filling of your choice.  Refrigerate to set.

{ Chocolate ganache }

* Ingredients *

120g dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

* Directions *

Heat cream until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.  Pour over the chocolate.  Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then stir.  Let cool then transfer to the refrigerator to thicken.

Crab, Spinach & Coconut Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium russet potato, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
1 can coconut milk
8 ounces lump crabmeat
5 cups fresh spinach
Sliced scallions, for garnish
Reserved bacon, for garnish
Fresh time wedges, for garnish
Instructions:

1. Brown bacon in a large dutch oven or stock pot. Remove bacon and set aside.

2. Transfer onion to the pot and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and continue sauteing for 1 minute. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Stir to combine.

3. Add tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

4. Add coconut milk, stirring to combine. Add spinach and continue cooking until wilted. Immediately before serving, add crabmeat and stir gently so you don’t break up the lumps. Serve immediately with scallions, reserved bacon, and lime wedges.