Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ms. Donuts ミスド

Something missing in my heart was donuts.
I go hyper right after taking white sugar, cannot digest milk and get itchy with eggs...

OK. Time to make macro donuts :)

Just made some adjustment with my cannoli dough recipe I was working on and they came out beautifully.

Here is how to make;

to make 8 donuts
1 cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch seasalt

1/2 cup maple syrup
4 oz extra firm tofu (appx. 1/4 of a package)
2 tablespoons soy margarine
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

safflower oil for deep frying

1. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
2. In a measuring cup, put all the wet ingredients except for the oil and mix with a hand mixer.
3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and knead gently.  Set aside for 30-45 minutes.
4. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and form balls. Flatten each ball, poke the middle of each round with index fingers and make circles. If the dough tends to stick, use some flour to prevent it from sticking.
5. Heat the oil to 325°F.  Gently drop each circle into the oil. Fry until slightly brown, flip them over and keep frying until they turn golden brown.
6. Drain excess oil on a sheet of paper towel. Arrange them on a plate. Sprinkle with maple sugar or enjoy with your favorite jam, cream, fruits, etc. if you like ;)

 Fresh Strawberry Tofu Cream ♥

Green Tea Mint Chocolate ♪

Crunchy Almond Chocolate ☆

My fav was the strawberry :p

Next time, I would add some orange zest to my dough and bake them instead of frying...


  Love, Peace and Gratitude.

Friday, June 10, 2011

sweet as a tomato

Heat. This NY weather and the city make me yang.  Craving something to cool off.
Every time I go to Greenmarket, these organic tomatoes talk to me, so I had bought a few. They are still very expensive.

Chilled Tomato Soup with Broccoli Raab and Fava Beans
トマトの冷製スープ ブロッコリーラーブと空豆添え
Had this about two weeks ago when it was so hot and humid.
Today, I made a simple pasta dish using a tomato from the same farmer and it was heavenly...
They are so sweet by themselves and it's such a treat to enjoy them at this time of year.
Hope they will be less expensive when summer begins.

Still enjoying this late spring season ♪

Saturday, June 4, 2011

pancake time - ホットケーキの時間♥

Rhubarb - what a strange name!

I needed to do something about this. (ずっと気になってしょうがなかった。)
Finally, I asked one of the farmers at Greenmarket how I should cook it.
She kindly told me it would be good in jam or sauce because of its tartness and great on ice cream, cheesecakes or in a pie. Sounds good.
Hmm...  but I wasn't in a mood of making ice cream or baking, ... OK.  How about on top of pancakes?

Coming back with the rhubarb and a pint of beautiful strawberries, made this sauce and pancakes right away.

The tangy sauce was a perfect match with my bitter and sweet green tea pancakes ♥ a happy moment :)