The Unbearable Lightness Of Japanese Pastry

A quick search on the Internet confirms my suspicions, that I am not the first nor will I be the last person to pine for a delicate, just-sweet-enough confection created by the hands of a Japanese baker.

My family and I have recently relocated to the U.S. after spending several years in Japan.  There are many things I miss about our time abroad but one of the most prominent are the aforementioned light and airy desserts to be found in Japanese patisseries.  I tell you, after you have indulged in cream puffs, mocha flavored custards and the tiniest sliver of raspberry cheesecake, the super-sweet and heavy delicacies found in American bakeries seem mildly offensive. Continue reading The Unbearable Lightness Of Japanese Pastry