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Oden (Japanese Fish Cake Stew)

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Oden is a heartwarming one-pot Japanese dish and also my kind of comfort food. Some of the typical toppings include fish cakes, daikon, konjac, and boiled eggs. But to be honest, you can add anything you like in the pot because the broth is what it matters the most here.

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Black Sesame Japanese Cotton Cake

What can you do when you only have eggs, milk, sugar, and flour? Here is a good recommendation for you! In this recipe, I used the “Scalded Flour Method”, which allows the cake to become more moist and fluffy. It was my first ever attempt to make this type of cake, and you can see how successful it was. So let’s get our hands dirty for this delicious cotton cake.

Why is it Called Cotton Cake?

Japanese cotton cake is famous for its airy and fluffy texture. The lightness of the cake can be just like angel cake and chiffon cake. But what makes cotton cake unique is that it tastes way better after you put it in the fridge overnight. It remains airy, but at the same time, it has an ice-cream-like texture. When you cut through the cake, it is just as soft as cotton. (more…)

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