Lately I’ve been trying out some amazeballs new recipes from the Japanese and Korean cuisine. My oh my, it’s all very healthy and wholesome and once you understand the cooking philosophy and basic ingredients of it, it’s not too difficult to cook them. Mind you, I’m a sucker of anything Green, and Green Tea is part of that idolizing as well. After experimenting with Green Tea Matcha for a while, it’s time to get a new obsession. This time I’m hooked on the Korean Yuzu. If you pronounce it with a low and kunfu guru kind of voice, it actually sounds like a Martial Art sport, sorry I’m Asian, I get to make these lame jokes once in a while. Ok back to the Yuzu or Yuja in Korean. This tasty is sweet and tart and packed with vitamin C. Yuja or Yuzu is the name of the citrus fruit mainly growing in Asia but nowadays also available in good Asian supermarkets. Look for a yellow green citrus fruit with a very dry skin. The Citrus Honey Marmalade is often used to make tea out of it during cold winter days, as it is a good remedy against the flu and cold. You can get the ready made ones too, also available in Asian supermarkets, but what’s better than making your own right?
Yuzu Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 12 small cookies
- 1 cup of organic rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of (mixed colors) quinoa
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoon of homemade yuzu
- 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of almond flour
- 2 tablespoon of Yuzu (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 175C / 350F. In a mixing bowl add all ingredients and mix until you form a dough. Make 12 small balls and place them on a baking tray with parchment paper or baking sheet. Lightly press the balls down until you get a cookie shape. Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. They are aloud to be slightly soft and chewy in the middle. Let them cool completely before getting your hands to it. Keep the cookies fresh in an airtight container for about 1 week.
- 5 Yuja Citrus fruits, if you can get any try use lemons
- 3/4 cup of organic raw honey
- 1/4 cup of hot water
Wash and get all dirt of the Citrus fruits and cut very thin slices. Cut again in small pieces or simply quarter them. Add the honey together with the hot water and mix until you get a thick gooey marmalade texture. Add the Yuja citrus fruits and mix well. Store in a airtight jar and keep in fridge for quite some time. The Citrus marmalade is often used in hot water as a comforting drink. But I use it for so much more. Think of on top of rice crackers, as a pancake topping, as a cold refreshing drink and of course in cookies!