Gooey Nutella Tart

nutella tart

Call me crazy but I’m not the biggest nutella fan. I don’t dislike it, that would be really crazy but I don’t go gaga over it like a lot of people! (I still love rocher ferrero though but probably more for the crispy texture). My first taste of nutella was when my brother brought some […]

Thin and Crispy Roasted Black Sesame Cookies

roasted black sesame cookies

Everyone has their cookie preference – soft, chewy, crispy, thick, thin and so on. There’s not really a right or wrong answer, persay but I grew up eating bordeaux pepperidge farm cookies. Thin and crispy (!). Although, I have grown to like soft and/or chewy cookies too. But, nonetheless, our family never really ate the […]

Cranberry Filled Moist Cake

I started writing this post 3 times and never made it through the food coma of luscious food throughout the holiday season. It’s all now passed and I made this cake weeks ago for a Holiday brunch so a bit too late to make this for Christmas but it’s a wonderfully light and airy cake […]

Moist Korean Sweet Potato Bread

Korean sweet potato bread (goguma bread)

Did I already mention that Korean sweet potatoes (goguma in Korean) are one of my favorite foods to eat in the winter? When I visited home for Thanksgiving my mom stocked up on gogumas for me to steam in the microwave and roast in the oven. Just to emphasize how much I love these purple […]

Korean Sweet Potato Tart (Goguma Tart)

One of my favorite foods in the winter is Korean sweet potatoes (goguma 고구마). Sweet potatoes often found and used in Korean recipes are different from the ones we find most common here in the States. There are two main Korean varieties – mul goguma and bam goguma. Mul goguma is more pale yellow in the inside and […]

Cream Filled Castella Cake

Castella is a popular spongecake like bread in Korea. It was originally brought to Japan in the 16th century from Portuguese and the popularity has since then spread to Korea. It has a darkened top and bottom but a light and sponge-y center. I didn’t grow up eating this cake but  have enjoyed it recently after […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Hello, Fall? Is that you? Is it too early for pumpkin? I hope not. I say not! It’s September, almost October and pumpkin season is here (or really close around the corner!). What is the best dessert besides cheesecake? Pumpkin cheesecake! This is an adaptation of the famous “Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake.” I used a […]

LA Chapssaltteok (LA Sticky Rice Cake)

  Last week was Chuseok in Korea – or “Korean Thanksgiving” if you will. In Korea, this is one of the largest holidays and probably also one of the most horrific traffic days of the year.  During this time families get together and eat lots of really great fancy foods, pay respect to elders and ancestors, […]