Japanese ingredients have long been kwn for their distinctive tastes and healthy qualities. From the tang of yuzu to the bite of matcha to creaminess of soy, they present a wide range of delicious flavors. In Kyotofu, award-winning baker, Nicole Bermensolo, presents 75 classic American sweets, like cheesecake, brownies, and muffins, combined with Japanese ingredients to create one-of-a-kind desserts. Try recipes like Green Tea White Chocolate Cupcakes, Black Sesame Caramel Mousse, Kinako Waffles, and Nashi Pear Crumble. Perfect for beginners to Japanese cooking, Kyotofu is divided by Japanese ingredient, includes a glossary of foreign terms, and suggests where to buy less familiar products. Plus, for those who want a healthier dessert, all the recipes can be made completely gluten-free thanks to Nicole's cup-for-cup flour recipe.
Nicole Bermensolo founded Kyotofu Bakery in 2006, one of the most popular bakeries in New York City. As business grew, Nicole closed the bakery in order to focus exclusively on wholesale operation. She currently runs Kyotofu and Hana Kitchens, selling her products nationwide. Nicole lives in New York City.