Hi there! I wanted to start this site simply because I love “yogashi,” which means Western pastries in Japan, and Japanese food! Being born and brought up on a small island in Japan, I wanted to “hikitsugu”, which means “pass down” in Japanese, my favorite recipes of “yogashi” and my mom’s Japanese home cooking to the next generation, my son, Aiden and all his friends now and in the future. Also, baking “yogashi” is simply needed to satisfy my and my husband’s sweet tooth! I believe the food you make is a reflection of your love in your heart. That is why everyone loves mom’s cooking however old they get and that is why I still miss my mom’s cooking every day no matter how far away I have lived away from her for all these years. The food you make is love and love nourishes you and connects you with people around you. This was tested and proven when my husband became my husband and found love in me! I want to thank my mom for giving me such sweet, tasty gifts all her life. This time, it’s my turn to pass down the love to people who I love♡
How to use my recipes:
To create good baked goods, I really recommend using a digital scale. I know if you don’t have one, it’s a pain in the neck to buy one but it’s better to buy one rather than turning your baking experience to multiple failures and feel miserable! Yes, I’ve had many miserable experiences when I didn’t weigh ingredients with a digital scale for baking. It’ll be nice if you see only simple measurements by cup/teaspoon/tablespoon in recipes for baking but ingredients can weigh very differently each time if you use, for example, only cups for flour or sugar. Preciseness in weight is a key to successful baking, so it’ll be worth a try using a scale. Most of my recipes are measured in metric, grams or kilograms for solid ingredients and in milliliters (ml) for liquid but some use the imperial measurement, oz/lb for solid ingredients and fl oz for liquid. Here is the list of the measurement I use.
g = gram
kg = kilogram
ml = milliliter
l = litter
oz = ounce
lb = pound
fl oz = fluid ounce
tb = tablespoon
ts = teaspoon
Here are my digital scales I use that have both metric (g/kg/ml) and imperial (oz/lb/fl oz) measurements. They work as fine as many other digital scales that are out there on the market.
To my surprise, I found out that some recipes in the baking courses I’m taking at the moment still need some improvement mostly for their tastes and/or textures sometimes, so I decided to comment honestly what I think of them and I normally try to adjust them for improvement. You’ll see these comments on the posts under “my journey of baking courses.”
Successful baking takes practice so I hope I can help you find your way to successful baking through fun, positive but sometimes even negative baking experiences. Take (Cake) it easy and keep baking!