Creamy Matcha Cempedak in Jar

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Creamy Matcha Cempedak in Jar

LIANN__B
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liann__b is a home cafe on instagram that brings you a cozy cafe atmosphere without having to leave your home. Inspired by her cafe hopping days, this home cafe allows her to recreate those moments and express her creativity by coming up with her own favourite recipes. The recipes that she creates are just as mesmerising as it is convenient and simple to make, guaranteed to produce a mouth-watering dish ready to be photographed and served.

“I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.”

Liann B / @liann__b

Instagram: liann__b
Facebook: wukkabyliannb



INTERVIEW WITH @LIANN__B


Your food/drink photos on instagram are amazingly aesthetic and dream-like — how did your passion start?

I used to be a frequent cafe hopper in the past, as I always enjoyed the cafe atmosphere. There were a lot of cafes during the cafe trend waves – but after some time I found most of the menus to be similar & simple. As a home person, I started my "home cafe", and began decorating my home like a cozy cafe. I cooked & styled the food, and of course without wasting my effort, I took photos & shared them with my friends.

I found photography as a way to express my passion for food, and am lucky enough that I had some guidance from a close friend who loves photography as well. I did a lot of research on food photography. After a lot of trials and error, I questioned myself: “Why do I need to follow others? I should have my own style which is my home cafe”. That’s when I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.

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Your food/drink photos on instagram are amazingly aesthetic and dream-like — how did your passion start?

I used to be a frequent cafe hopper in the past, as I always enjoyed the cafe atmosphere. There were a lot of cafes during the cafe trend waves – but after some time I found most of the menus to be similar & simple. Since I am a home person, I started my HOME CAFE. Decorating my home like a cozy cafe, I cooked & styled the food nicely, and of course without wasting my effort, I took photos & shared them with my friends.

I found photography as a way to express my passion for food, and am lucky enough that I had some guidance from a close friend who loves photography as well. I did a lot of research on food photography. After a lot of trial and errors, I questioned myself: “Why do I need to follow others? I should have my own style which is my home cafe”. That’s when I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.

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What do you do for a living, and how do you balance work and passion?

I’ve been working in the fashion industry for years as a Fashion Designer & Merchandiser.
Being creative is a MUST in my everyday life. I love doing all sorts of styling & matching, even with food that I love! With creativity, everything can turn into something else, as long as you don’t restrict any possibility with those common knowledge.
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    Any personal tips for your viewers on taking mesmerizing photos of their matcha creations?

    Bring the best of the main subject that you need to present in the photos. Of course when it comes to food/drinks, the food in the photos should not only look good by it’s plating, but must be appetizing.
    I also chose dinnerware that best matches with the food/drinks that I’ve made. Sometimes a fancy background can be too overwhelming, so it’s better to keep the background as simple as you can.
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    How did you come up with this delicious Creamy Matcha Cempedak in Jar recipe?

    I have go through a few local fruits for this buah-buahan Malaysia theme. I can't deny that the first fruit in mind was Durian, but to me it's still best to eat Durian on it's own. My final decision is Cempedak (Jackfruit) because it is one of the classic Malaysian street food snack, it's intensely sweet & pungent taste makes me wonder will it goes well with Matcha. So I tried it with Matcha cream, which is a great way to create a strong Matcha flavor that able to pair with Cempedak, and it turned out delicious!

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    What did you like about KIKU / Matcha when creating this recipe?

    To me, KIKU / Matcha has the strongest matcha taste, it has a slight bitterness compare to the others matcha too. It's so suitable to make matcha dessert with strong tasting fruits such as jackfruit. We still able to taste the flavor of Matcha and wont be overpowering by the taste of Jackfruit.

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    Personal tips for your recipe viewers when working with Matcha recipes.

    Always remember they are the main character in the recipe. Be careful when using flavorful sweetener such as honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup, they may dumb down the amazing matcha flavours.
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    What do you do for a living, and how do you balance work and passion?

    I’ve been working in the fashion industry for years as a Fashion Designer & Merchandiser.
    Being creative is a MUST in my everyday life. I love doing all sorts of styling & matching, even with food that I love! With creativity, everything can turn into something else, as long as you don’t restrict any possibility with those common knowledge.

    Any personal tips for your viewers on taking mesmerizing photos of their matcha creations?

    Bring out the best of the main subject that you need to present in the photos. Of course when it comes to food/drinks, the food in the photos should not only look good by its plating, but it must also be appetizing.

    I also chose dinnerware that best matches with the food/drinks that I’ve made. Sometimes a fancy background can be too overwhelming, so it’s better to keep the background as simple as you can.

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    How did you come up with the Creamy Matcha Cempedak in Jar recipe?

    I have go through a few local fruits for this buah-buahan Malaysia theme. I can't deny that the first fruit in mind was Durian, but to me it's still best to eat Durian on it's own. My final decision is Cempedak (Jackfruit) because it is one of the classic Malaysian street food snack, it's intensely sweet & pungent taste makes me wonder will it goes well with Matcha. So I tried it with Matcha cream, which is a great way to create a strong Matcha flavor that able to pair with Cempedak, and it turned out delicious!

    What did you like about KIKU / Matcha when creating this recipe?

    To me, KIKU / Matcha has the strongest matcha taste, it has a slight bitterness compare to the others matcha too. It's so suitable to make matcha dessert with strong tasting fruits such as jackfruit. We still able to taste the flavor of Matcha and wont be overpowering by the taste of jackfruit.
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    Personal tips for your recipe viewers when working with Matcha recipes.

    Always remember they are the main character in the recipe. Be careful when using flavorful sweetener such as honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup, they may dumb down the amazing matcha flavours.

    RECIPE

    Creamy Matcha Cempedak in Jar

    by @liann__b



    Prep time: 20mins

    Ingredients

    5g KIKU / Matcha powder
    80g Powdered Whipping Cream
    160ml Cold Milk (any choice of dairy/plant-base protein)
    80g Soften Cream Cheese (ready to whisk)
    Pinch of salt
    10g Sweetener
    ~100g Biscuit/Cookies Crumb (I'm using Biscoff Crumb) (depends on your liking)
    300g Diced Cempedak (Jackfruit)

    *Recipe for 2x 5x5in jar , you may use other container/jar as well



    Method To Assemble

    1. Mix KIKU / Matcha powder & cold milk in a large bowl until fully dissolved.
    2. Add powdered whipping cream, soften cream cheese, sweetener & salt into the matcha mixture bowl, using a hand mixer (or whisk), whip the mixture until firm stiff peaks.
    3. Fill the cream into a piping bag (you may use any kind of piping tips you prefer).
    4. Pipe one layer of matcha cream in the bottom of the container/jar.
    5. Start layering by adding biscuits crumbs on top of the base cream, continue layering with cream > diced jackfruit > cream > biscuits crumb > cream... stop when the jar is filled by all the ingredients.
    6. Decorated by adding a little crumbs & jackfruits on top. And it's done! It's ready to serve or keep in the fridge until serving time!





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