Recipe List

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Japanese Moon Gazing Potatoes

East meets West. Sake wine puts an edge on sugar. American potatoes take on a Japanese twist. Japanese Moon Gazing Potatoes are perfect party appetizers. And spectacular served as a side dish when temperatures soar.

Ninja Note: Here’s a simple Japanese dashi soup stock recipe. Premade powdered dashi is also available at Asian markets and online.

Adapted from The Poetical Pursuit of Food by Sonoko Kondo, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers

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Cherry Blossom Brownies

Snaps of spiced cherry blossom tea in a brownie. Specks of sweet cherry baking chips also flirt with the fudgy treat.

Gluten-free, kid-friendly and easy-to-make home run brownies!

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Bananas Foster Pocky Ice Cream

In a sea of Kahlua and banana flavors, Chocolate Banana Pocky bits bob up and delight the palate. The alcohol accent is strong. This ice cream is best reserved for grownups. 

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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Betsy Cohen of Desserts Required’s Brownie Batter Truffle recipe inspires this Ninja Baker’s Dark Chocolate Truffles. Luxurious and easy-to-make (thank you Betsy!) truffles serve as a splendid canvas for Pocky crumbles.  Crunchy Chocolate Banana Pocky, Cookies and Cream Pocky and Matcha Pocky crumbles are some of my favorite garnishes. Please do let me know which Pocky crumble you prefer.

Japanese, Yuzu, Lemon, Custard, Cakes

Lemon and Japanese Yuzu Custard Cakes

The delicate Japanese yuzu citrus custard compliments its bold lemon cousin. Although the dessert is not uber sweet, if you like more of a pucker, reduce the sugar and add more lemon zest. If you are lucky enough to live in Japan, I highly recommend substituting fresh yuzu for the lemon.

This recipe is adapted from the Key Lime Icebox Cake found on page 108 of The Southern Cake Book.

Land of Milk and Honey Muffins

Bite into the tender crumb of a Land of Milk and Honey Muffin and the promise of a sublime mini coffee cake is delivered.

Land of Milk and Honey Muffins are best made with high-quality ingredients and a lot of love.

Adapted from a recipe at

Yields 12 muffins.

No-Churn Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Want more fun in the sun and less time in the kitchen? Well, you can have your ice cream and eat it too! With 4 ingredients you can whip up creamy No-Churn Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

Bonus for whipped cream fans: The lovely fluffy stuff serves as the foundation for this recipe and blissfully permeates the ice cream.

Adapted from a recipe at the Brown Eyed Baker.

Gluten-Free Japanese American 4th of July Cupcakes

Japanese plum wine adds a tart element to a moist gluten-free cupcake. Top with your favorite vanilla frosting tinted red, white and blue.

To make this a completely kid-friendly cupcake, substitute tart cherry juice for the Japanese plum wine.

Idaho® Potato Sushi, #FWCon

Idaho® Potato Sushi are easy to make and allows much mingle time with friends and family. The savory soy sauce enhanced fish atop the sweet Yukon Golds are a crowd pleaser for a party of 20 or 1!

Idaho® Potato Sushi are perfect appetizers and after-theatre supper snacks.

This is a Ninja Baker original recipe.  

Gluten-Free Raspberry Surprise Matcha Mini Cakes

Moist light cake embraces a baked raspberry blended with bits of white chocolate chips. The recipe is super easy to make and would be a wonderful way to introduce kids to the flavors of other cultures.

Like The Daily Meal in the US, CookPad provides a plethora of recipes for any palate. My Gluten-Free Raspberry Surprise Matcha Mini Cakes are adapted from a recipe by “Guru-Guru” on CookPad.

Yields: 24 Gluten-Free Raspberry Surprise Matcha Mini Cakes