Matcha tea and white chocolate biscuits

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We returned from our holidays to Japan with quite a few packets of matcha tea. Many sweet recipes in Japan use matcha tea, I would say it’s their cocoa, except it’s healthier, I guess!

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Apple, date & ginger chutney

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I had never tried making chutney before, so when a colleague turned up with 2kg of cooking apples from her garden I thought this could be the best opportunity to try. Even if my favourite is onion chutney, you can also make it with mango, tomatoes, pineapple, and of course apples! Chutneys are made in a very similar way to jams, but the vinegar and spices turn it into the perfect companion for strong cheeses, rather than buttered toast.

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A KitKat Cake

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I am not really into beautiful or spectacular looking cakes. A cake is supposed to taste good, not to look like you could display it at the museum of architectural design. That is one of the reasons, the other is because my patience is very limited, so I can´t cope with hours of piping and decorating. However, one day I saw a Kit Kat cake somewhere online, and I couldn´t help but wondering if I could make one myself. After all, the one covered with Maltesers didn´t go against my rules of ‘no supernatural colours’ and ‘no edible clay on cakes’, so I decided to give it a go. It was also my first time using buttercream, and it went pretty well! The cake looked awesome and was very tasty. Done and dusted!

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Work in progress!

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As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes in the appearance of the blog during the weekend. Don’t panic…this is still “mytailoriscooking”!

As amateur bloggers, when we started we knew nothing about blogs, let alone about WordPress.  We started with a provisional theme and focused just in the content to create the foundations of our little corner. Now we are trying to make the blog a little bit more “us”.

So over the next months you will probably see some changes around. Some we will like and will stay; some others will disappear.

If you have any feedback, suggestions or ideas for our work in progress, please leave us a message!

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