Friday, June 18, 2010

Recipe "Sesame Bread"

All purpose flour : 250g
Active dry yeast : 1 and 1/4 teaspoons
Sugar : 3 tablespoons
Warm water : 170-180 mL
Salt : 3/4 teaspoons
Shortening : 20g
Sesame seed : 35g

1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, shortening, sesame seeds and flour. Beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
2. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
3. Punch dough down. Reshaped and put into mold or on the cooking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
4. Bake at 390 degrees F for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Friday, June 11, 2010


I made "Lemon muffin" this week. They are sweet and sour!! They are for summer.

Also, I baked "Sesame bread" for breakfast. The taste is very good!!

Kagura (Cafe)

We can see traditional Japanese garden in this cafe. We can eat light meal, and drink coffee and tea there. Actually, here is a special coffee shop and there are many kinds of coffee beans.

When we pay +100 yen ($1), they served small sweets with coffee. Today's sweets are lemon icecream and red bean paste bun. It is so valuable and I love them.

Unfortunately, we cannot connect Internet in this shop. If I can, I will stay longer in this shop.

Cha-te (Chinese tea room)

My husband and I visited Chinese tea room "Cha-te". This house is little small but looks very cozy, actually very cozy. The owner of this room is Chinese and he knows everything about Chinese tea.

We found lunch menu, then ordered. The lunch combination has many kinds of healthy Chinese dishes. I have a image that most Chinese foods are oily but all of these dishes are not oily. They are similar kinds of Japanese food, I mean their tastes are little thin but I really like them.

Also, we drank Chinese tea. It was good smell and we had a great time there.