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Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Afternoon tea is not the same without scones and clotted cream. Ever since trying clotted cream in England, it has become an essential part of my afternoon tea cravings. Clotted cream is quite difficult to come by in Toronto as only certain grocery stores carries the product from England. Devonshire cream is not the same as the coveted luxury clotted cream that I've grown to love. There are subtle differences in flavours but in terms of texture it'll add that creaminess to the scones that's needed. Scones on their own can be a bit dry, but with clotted cream and fruit jams added to its center, they become a divine creation with a good cup of tea!

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How To Maintain Wooden Cutting Board and Utensils

How To Maintain Wooden Cutting Board and Utensils

I had recently acquired a wooden cutting board and I was looking into how to maintain it. I had only been familiar with the use of mineral oil as one option to repel water from soaking into the board and risk damaging my investment, but got excited as I dug deeper. There were plenty of alternatives available.

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Taro Coconut Milk Roll Cake (Swiss Roll)

Taro Coconut Milk Roll Cake (Swiss Roll)

Roll cakes are so pretty to look at, especially the ones that are highly decorated. It consists of a sponge cake filled with whipped cream, jam or icing and then rolled up. Japanese roll cakes are very light and fluffy. These cakes are usually filled with whipped cream and fruit. I love that they are not too sweet on the palate.  This recipe is inspired by Cooking with Dog's matcha roll cake (Swiss roll)

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Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Uncle Tetsu has been all the rage in Toronto ever since it opened up on Bay and Dundas. Line-ups would start before the store was open. Some people could be waiting up to 3 hours just to try a piece of Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake! What was so special about this Japanese cheesecake? Isn’t it the same as the ones in the Asian bakery stores?

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