Cake Crumb Bread Pudding

While making the Milk Bar Birthday Cake, I ate a lot of the batter and frosting that was stuck to the edge of the bowls. As a result, I had no space to eat the extra cake bits after I made my leaning tower of masterpiece. I left them in the refrigerator for days hoping …

Milk Bar’s Birthday Cake is the Best

…at least for now. We were watching Masterchef, and during the 100th episode, the new judge, Christina Tosi, presented her famous birthday cake. We decided that it looked like da bomb and wanted to try it. Milk Bar only sells whole cake, so we got one. Boom. The first bite was like someone injecting sugar …

Secret Sauce Alert! Koji

Koji is a commonly used ingredient in Japanese cooking. I first came across the concept of fermented rice when I was very young, and my mom made mi jiu, which means rice wine. But it’s actually mushy sweet rice with extremely low alcohol content. She regularly put it in dessert soups, and sometimes I ate …