Author Archives: jothetartqueen

About jothetartqueen

My first love is eating. A very close second is my love for baking and cooking. I passionately believe that the best form of appreciation of something is almost always through the creation of it. This passion took me on a whirlwind, unforgettable ride through the patisserie diploma course at Le Cordon Bleu (Sydney). Join me on my discovery for the love of food – through the kitchen, through the markets, through experimenting, tasting and loving.

Baked yuzu yogurt cheesecake

I’ve got another amazing yuzu recipe to share. Yes, I’ve gone a bit yuzu mad but I promise that this will be the last yuzu post I will be posting in a long while – till the next yuzu season! … Continue reading

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Yuzu madeleines

Winter in Japan can mean many things; one of them is yuzu season. That is something we ought to rejoice in. Yuzu are seasonal fruits grown in Japan only and that makes them really difficult to track down. As my … Continue reading

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Matcha sablés

Hi everyone, I hope that 2016 has been treating you well right from the start. I’m sorry for my lengthy absence. I’ve still been busy in the kitchen but did not have the time to blog. These are some awesome … Continue reading

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Marron glacés (candied chestnuts)

I’ve always been very intrigued by those glistening  pieces marrons sitting in big copper pots by a paticceria window, a sight that is so common in Italy especially when autumn  and winter approaches. I love these morsels ever since I … Continue reading

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Best ever chocolate chip cookies

This is my to go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I’ve tried plenty of recipes but this is the best one by a long shot. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been baking these chocolate chip … Continue reading

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