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April 2018
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Kasutera (Japanese Honey cake) (蜂蜜蛋糕)

These days I’m practicing to cook Japanese food for a change. While reading some cook books and searching the web for beginner recipes, I stumbled upon Maki-san’s highly recommended blog I especially liked her Kasutera (かすてら) recipe, a slightly sweet Japanese style sponge cake with a light honey flavor - A perfect match for afternoon tea.


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Japanese crêpe cake (Mille crêpes) (日式千层蛋糕)

Recently while shopping in Muji Department store, I stumbeled upon a cake mix for a cake made entirely of crêpes and cream. When I saw the picture on the packing I could just imagine biting into the fluffy and creamy cake in my mouth, so I decided to give it a try. The result was quite nice, however I thought “No need for a cake mix - I can do that myself”, so this weekend I gave it a try.

Japan style crêpe cake

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Deep dish apple pie with crumble

It’s fall time again and just like every year, we have an abundance of apples. There are few things better in the fall for using up apples than an apple cake. Here is a personal favorite.
P.S. Best apples for baking in Shanghai can be found in Carrefour.


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American style cheese cake (美式芝士蛋糕)

The classic American style cheese cake as you can find it in most Shanghai coffee stores. You can change and improve this recipe in a number of ways, for example by adding fruits to the filling. Enjoy!

American style cheesecake

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Austrian Linzer Torte (奧地利 林茲果醬塔)

Talking about Austria, what’s coming to your mind? Red Bull? Arnold Schwarzenegger? Ever heard of “Linzer Torte”? It doesn’t give you wings, neither can it protect you from crazy machines from the future, but boy - it tastes great in winter!

Austrian Linzer Torte

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Vitamin cake (维生素水果蛋糕)

Winter in Shanghai is long, wet and cold. Vitamines are known to prevent you from getting a cold. So let’s wrap those vitamines in a delicious cake!

The special part about this recipe is the fluffy sponge which you will definitely succeed in preparing on the first try - Your mom will be impressed by your new mad baking skills!


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German style apple cake (德式苹果蛋糕)

Summer season is coming, the season for light and fresh fruit cakes. With just 20 minutes of preparation and 30 minutes of baking, you can create a delicious and easy to bake German style apple cake. It’s an old recipe that was handed down to me by my grand mother. Have fun and enjoy!

German style apple cake

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Simple fruit cake

Sunday afternoon - Some surprise guests just announced they are coming over and on Shanghai’s streets there is the usual traffic jam. However, most of the times you will have the ingredients for this simple fruit cake available at home, and you will be done baking in an just about one hour.

Simple fruit cake

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Easy yeast leavened bread

An easy and tasty pastry you will 100% succeed in baking at the first attempt. Great for breakfast and coffee or can be served with any main dish.

Yeast bread

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