Wednesday, October 27, 2010

kuri kuri kuri ku-ri ku-ri

Somehow I had this song ("money money money") running through my head while posting this....

It is chestnut season here, we call them kuri and you can find them in almost anything, savory and sweet, but mostly in sweets.

They were the filling inside of these cinnamon mochi called yatsuhashi, a popular item from Kyoto.

The original yatsuhashi is not really my favorite, but this version is nice because the filling is sweet and balances out the spicy cinnamon mochi.

In anpan from Kokoroniamaianpanya, they were a delicious not too sweet filling also.

I recently tried this marron danoise from Abientot.

Danoise is apparently danish in French. This one was filled with chestnut and topped with a marron glace (candied chestnut)...yum!

And the kuri daifuku from Chikujian which I eat every year, the mochi is a little salty but balances out with the sweet bean paste and whole chestnut.

From C3, we had their Dolce di marrone con mallo e budino (chestnut cream & pudding)...made to look like an unpeeled chestnut.

The bottom layer is custard, a thin layer of cake then topped with chestnut custard cream...delicious.

The other dessert was Delizia della uva (a cookie crust with grape gelee & mousse, topped with fresh grapes).

This was delicious, fresh and not too sweet, but we both agreed that the chestnut dessert was better.

Here is a look when it was sliced in half.

From Burdigala, a boule type bread with bits of chestnut and citrus peel throughout. The outside had lots of white poppy seeds.

It's Autumn, what are you enjoying?


Jude said...

How delicious! I do love a creamy filling encased in yummy dough, but they're usually just a bit too sweet - this sounds perfect!

Hahaha, I also love the extra dose of music today - thank you! :)

alex said...

your blog is very cool.your food picture looking testy.I thinks that you may use Google translator form Google gadgets.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Mmm... everything you are having looks good to me. That Burdigala bread looks really good. ;-)

K and S said...

That bread was really nice Debinhawaii, I was surprised it didn't need anything more like butter or jam.

Take care.

K and S said...

you are welcome for the extra dose of music Jude :)

Thanks for stopping by Alex :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

I wish that chestnuts would play more of a sweet role in the cuisine here. Everything (including that boule! hehe) looks great but fat chance of me seeing such goodies. I'm already beside myself for finding a japanese restaurant that serves something other than sushi!

K and S said...

Rowena, most times the only way for me to "taste" what I see on other blogs is to make it myself ;) I hope you will be able find more chestnut goodies where you are.

Take care.

K said...

Mmm, it all looks delicious! I love the kuri and sweet potato items in Japan in the fall!

Kim said...

LOL! I love how you started this post. Very cool. Gettin' down with the funk.

jalna said...

I remember when I first started reading your blog. You had a picture of a kuri that you had found on one of your walks. It was huge . . . almost filling the palm of your hand. I thought it was just the coolest thing!

K and S said...

And you must also say that you love pumpkin too K :)

I swear that song was playing while I thought about what to write Pocky.

I was so happy to find that big thing Jalna :)

Take care everyone.