Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just One Cookbook Recipes

Today review is not on a restaurant or food truck. Instead, I will review couple recipes that I tried this past few week.


Overview
The website is run by Namiko Chen, and her recipes ranged from appetizers, full meals, sushis, and my favorite, desserts. Over the past few weeks, I tried 4 different recipes from her website, and here's my thoughts on them. Apology for the not so great pictures.

Custard Pudding

 One of the easiest recipes, this custard pudding requires only milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extracts. All you need to do is boil it for 10 minutes and then turn off the heat and steam for 10 more minutes. After it cools and put in the fridge, you'll get a nice desserts after a meal.

http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/custard-pudding/





Japanese/Souffle Cheesecake

 This is one of the desserts I wanted to try the most, and it definitely made me work for it. To start, this is not your traditional baked cheesecake. Instead, I had to put the pan into a rack with boiling water, and then I put it in the oven for a good two hours because it didn't cook as far as expected. But the cheesecake turned out great. It was moist all the way to the center since the water kept some moisture in the oven so it didn't dry out the cake. If you are up to the challenge, this is a great recipe to try.
 http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/japanese-cheesecake/

Ingredients
After I put on the apricot jam
an out of focus picture of a slice

Green Tea and Chocolate Steamed Cake

Green Tea Steamed Cake
These next two desserts were made with pretty much the same recipe, except one is with chocolate powder, and the other one with matcha powder. With just 8 ingredients and easy steps, these were also very easy to make. Just boil them for 10 minutes in a ramekin and you have yourself a great little cake. What I like about them is that it isn't overly sweet, easy to make, and I can justify to myself that since it has matcha powder I can have multiple of them at once :p.


Chocolate Steam Cake

I added some red bean paste to the middle