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  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Ecler dessert

    emointhekitchen This French dessert has long been “naturalized” in Armenia and is a frequent participant in any celebration—sweetened sugar balls, known as choux, filled with cream. Ecler (Eclair) is one of the best gifts of French cuisine for those with a sweet tooth. The author of the eclair is the famous French chef Marie Antoine Carem. Translated from French, éclair means lightning. And that’s why we eat these delicious desserts at lightning speed. If you find yourself in Armenia, be sure to try the Ecler dessert for a taste of French-inspired pastry with an Armenian twist. Whether you enjoy it as a midday snack or a dessert after a delicious…

  • Autumn,  China,  Japan,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics,  Vegetarian

    Sweet potato & Kuchinashi (Gardenia) fruit

    emointhekitchen October is the season for harvesting sweet potatoes. Not only are they more affordable, but when the weather gets colder, I find myself craving these foods more and more. The sweet taste is irresistibly delicious. It’s easy to make, so please try it. Next up Kuchinashi (Gardenia) fruit grows wild throughout Japan. They harvest fruits from October to December.  Since ancient times, people have used this fruit not only as a dye and to colour food but also for its effectiveness as an herbal medicine. When used in Chinese medicine, it is called Shān zhī zi (山梔子). Gardenia fruit is characterized by not cracking even when ripe, and there…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Armenian ‘Bird Milk’ Cake

    emointhekitchen Known for its irresistible taste and creamy texture, this cake will surely bring a smile and a twinkle to your taste buds. Generations in Armenia have passed down Armenian Bird Milk Cake, a culinary masterpiece. The name itself is as whimsical as the cake, evoking images of birds fluttering in the sky and the delicate touch of their feathers. It is relatively unknown why is called that. It has nothing to do with the Soviet bird’s milk. It reminds me of Medovník. You will need: for the cream: 250 grams butter  sugar 1 cup of milk Vanilla extract 1 ½ tbs flour 1 ½ tbs cornstarch for the dough:…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Cigarettes cookies

    emointhekitchen If you’re looking for a delicious and unique cookie recipe, look no further than Armenian cigarettes cookies (Սիգարետ Թխվածքաբլիթներ). These cookies are made with a combination of flour, sugar, and spices, and they are rolled into thin cylinders that resemble cigarettes. Cookies are perfect for any occasion, and they are sure to be a hit with your guests. Whether you’re serving them at a holiday party or giving them as a gift, these cookies are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and are a delicious and easy treat. With just a few ingredients, you can create a tasty batch of cookies that everyone will love. Soft and…

  • China,  Japan,  Recipes,  Spring,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Vegan and gluten-free cookies made with oatmeal and rhubarb jam

    emointhekitchen Cookies made with oatmeal and rice flour are gluten-free and have a crispy rustic texture. It doesn’t use butter or eggs, so it’s perfect as a snack for those on a diet. This time, I filled the cookies with rhubarb jam, which is in season. Rhubarb is a familiar vegetable in Europe and the United States, but recently it has become common in Japanese greengrocers. At first glance, it looks like celery, but it cannot be eaten raw. It is used to make sweets such as jams and pies. In addition to fibre, rhubarb contains a lot of potassium and is rich in polyphenols. You can mix rhubarb jam with…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Spring,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Armenian Easter rice with dried fruit

    emointhekitchen Since ancient times, Armenians have prepared a unique sweet pilaf for Easter. This name for the dish is very symbolic because Ararat is the symbol of Armenia. And the fact that in the last century, after the peace treaty between Armenia and the Republic of Turkey, Ararat remained on Turkish territory, became a tragedy for Armenians. Armenian Easter is a time of traditions, family and delicious food. One of the most popular Easter dishes is rice with dried fruit. This dish is usually made with apricots, raisins and prunes, but you can use any type of dried fruit you like. Rice is first cooked with butter, then dried fruit…

  • Japan,  Kudzu,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Winter

    Sweet potato

    emointhekitchen There is a story that in 1498 when Columbus discovered the Americas, he brought sweet potatoes back to Spain and presented them to Queen Isabella. Since then, sweet potatoes are said to have been brought to Japan around 1612, as they were treasured around the world as a salvage crop because they can be easily cultivated even in rough land. Its nutritional value is characterized by its high vitamin C content and high dietary fibre content. Let’s imagine “Satsumaimo”, which is famous in Japanese cuisine. I recommend a dish made by cooling and solidifying seasonal sweet potatoes and kudzu. You will need: 50g sweet potato (mashed) 50g Kudzu powder…

  • Autumn,  China,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Autumn lotus root soup

    emointhekitchen The autumn hoarfrost ends (shuangjing, from October 23 to 24). The street roots of lotus flower glutinous rice began to be sold everywhere, and the sweet fragrance wafted far, far, even adding a touch of sweetness to the air… I also have a dream about China. Every time this season, I like to make glutinous rice root lotus at home and steam it. The cooked lotus root is soft and sticky and the rice is sweet. I feel warm and cosy whenever I take a sip of the soup. I’m going to enjoy them! You will need: glutinous rice lotus root red dates apple sugar Procedure: Wash the glutinous…

  • Autumn,  China,  Sweet Stuff

    Autumn pear paste

    emointhekitchen Love this life and take care of your family! For a person who is not well and the whole family is sleeping and eating, try to cook this autumn pear paste to relieve these unpleasant symptoms. Autumn pear paste used to be a special medicine in the court, and it only spread among the people after the imperial physician left the court during the Qing Dynasty. Because made from autumn pears in the suburbs and sold in Beijing, it has become a traditional Beijing speciality. “Compendium of Materia Medica” defines the function of duck pear (or snowflake pear, Chinese pear, nashi pear) as: “Heat of six intestines alive and…

  • Japan,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Blueberry cake

    emointhekitchen Thirty years ago, Madame Masayo graduated from the British Vegetarian Association’s Cookery School. Her love of vegetables never stopped and she started working part-time as a greengrocer right after she retired three years ago. Based on his experience running a vegan sandwich shop in Tokyo with his fellow greengrocers, he now designs stylish plant-based recipes. Madame Masayo prepared a healthy cake using lots of seasonal blueberries. Madame Masayo prepared a healthy cake using lots of seasonal blueberries. The sweet blueberry sauce goes best with baked almond, oatmeal, and lemon tofu filling. Pie base: 40g roasted almonds 1 tablespoon coconut oil (olive oil, sesame oil…) 2 tsp peanut butter 2…