Cakes made by Tokyo-born and France-trained confectioner Ishida combine the best of both confectionery traditions: Japanese flavours and aesthetics with French technique. The 77 recipes include several types of chiffon cake (popular in Japan), Chestnut & Miso Cake, and biscuits made with green tea.
Okashi is a 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.