7 posts by Tim Killian

Ice Cream Mochi

Mochi is a Japanese confectionery treat. You can have it by itself or with a filling. Most popular is anko, red bean paste, or ice cream. For Christmas I got a DIY ice cream mochi set from Global Grub. This kit comes with everything you need to make a couple of batches of mochi. You got your sweet rice flour, potato starch, ice cream mold, mochi ring, and even green tea and cocoa flavoring. Sugar and ice cream is not included, obviously. I decided to get some gelato for my ... Continue Reading

Japanese Cheesecake

Back in 2017 I made a Japanese Cheesecake following the directions from the Cooking with Dog YouTube channel.  Sadly, it did not come out fluffy or jiggly and I have no photos of it.  Now it is 2018, and I am ready to give it a second, and third, try!  I used the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking this time around, and the results were interesting. For those who do not know, a Japanese cheesecake is a bit like a soufflé.  Where it is light and airy instead of what a New York style ... Continue Reading

Lemon Cakes

Confession time, I have never seen an episode of Game of Thrones.  Shocking, I know.  However, I had to give these lemon cakes a try!  Originally posted on Nerdy Nummies, these little cakes looked adorable and tasty! Unfortunately, my original batch did not come out nicely... Taste wise, they were okay, appearance wise not so much.  I almost put this recipe on a do not try again list, but then I saw a video by ochikeron that made me want to try again. After seeing ... Continue Reading

Japanese Christmas Cake

Back in Christmas 2016 I decided to bring dessert to my families Christmas Eve dinner.  I thought it would be something different and bring a Christmas Cake.  What is a Christmas Cake you ask?  A Christmas Cake is a dessert that is sold during the Christmas season in Japan.  I used the recipe from Cooking with Dog for my cake. Christmas Cake is a sponge cake that is lightly brushed with a sugar syrup and decorated with strawberries on the top and inside.  I did change the sugar ... Continue Reading

Activated Charcoal Ice Cream

I have an interesting attraction to activated charcoal.  I have used it for teeth whitening, as a face mask, and in food.  A few years ago I saw a video for activated charcoal ice cream, and knew I had to give it a try! First, let me say that I used a food grade version of activated charcoal.  I did not use the activated charcoal that come in capsules.  I could not find the food grade version at any store, so I had to order it from amazon.com.  You can buy it here: https://www.ama... Continue Reading

Coconut Cake

I found this recipe in my Mom's recipe drawer in the kitchen.  This recipe originates from shutterbean, www.shutterbean.com/2012/coconut-cake-with-berries-cream/.  My family was supposed to have it for Easter, but did not.   So, I decided to make it myself! I decided to make mine in a cake tin instead of a pan, because I thought it would be prettier that way.  Plus, I could decorate the side with extra shredded coconut.  That was mostly what I changed about this recipe was the size of ... Continue Reading

Twix Bar

Out of all the candy bars I would have to say the Twix bar is pretty high on my favorites list.  So, when I saw this recipe for an alternative take on the classic candy bar I just had to have a try. I got this recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking YouTube channel, which labeled this as guilt free.  In addition to being guilt free, the bars are gluten free and vegan friendly!  This allows them to be shared by a wider audience. Which is always a plus for me when baking. There are three ... Continue Reading