Let's see... Not too much to talk about today. Leiya and I are going to be blimps by the time the summer is over because we keep EATING! So many good excuses to have treats and desserts.
On Tuesday, one friend brought over some Japanese sweets so we enjoyed those that day, and yesterday, another couple of friends gave us a box of Europeon style sweets. Both were delicious and it's hard to decide which type I like best! (So eat them all, right?)
The sweets from the Europeon style bakery were lovely to look at and lucious to eat. Not so big size-wise, but very delicate and attractive. Cheese-cake, rich pudding, berry gelatin, fruit mousse etc. Leiya claimed the pudding (in a cute little ceramic milk container) and I jumped on the cheesecake.
As for the Japanese sweets. As I've mentioned before, almost all of the traditional sweets are made of bean paste, either white beans or red beans. These were gorgeous to look at in a different way from the Europeon sweets. From the top left, the pink one is made of white bean paste and has cubes of gelatin on it (made from seaweed) and is fashioned into the shape of a hydranga. The light blue one is also of the seaweed gelatin and bean paste and it had small figures of fish (probably bean paste too!) strategically placed depicting fish swimming in a stream. The dark one was a couple of types of bean paste with real beans on it. The three on the bottom had various colors of bean paste but they had been hand molded to represent a common yellow flower (sorry, don't know the name) an iris and a rose.
Anyway, we are pigging out in the Watanabe house!