Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love
by Keiko Ishida
Collection of cakes, cookies and pastries that represent the intricacy of French-style baking, and the delicate simplicity of Japanese flavours A collection of newly created recipes for sweet treats with a Japanese touch. Includes recipes for the health conscious and those with special dietary restrictions. Includes an informative section on things to do before starting to bake, with an illustrated section on baking equipment and baking ingredients. Features a comprehensive chapter of basic recipes with step-by-step photographs and clear instructions. The science, techniques and know-how to successful baking are included in side bars for those who want to understand the nakong process more intimately. Comes with special bonus recipes for pets. Okashi Treats is collection of cakes, cookies and pastries that represent the intricacy of French-style baking, and the delicate simplicity of Japanese flavours. The featured recipes have been refined and given a new edge through the delicate fusion of French-style baking and Japanese flavours and techniques. Replete with a fully illustrated section on essential baking equipment, with step-by-step pictures, concise information on baking techniques and useful tips and headnotes for each recipe, experienced bakers and beginners in baking will be in no lack of inspiration. Keiko Ishida was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where she learnt the basics of Japanese cooking from her mother. She studied traditional Japanese cooking for 5 years at a cooking school in Sendai, Japan, then went on to pursue her other passion, pastry, in France. After her overseas sojourn, Keiko set up her own bakery, Atelier K, in Tokyo. Today, Keiko lives in Singapore with her husband and conducts classes on Japanese cooking and baking. She enjoys making sweet confections using Japanese ingredients.