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Cooking Japanese Sweets in Champaign-Urbana

Welcome to Konny's website! This section is the note of my recipes and experiences of cooking Japanese sweets in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S. The links to the recipes are listed in the left side, including not only home-style casual sweets but also semiformal-style for Japanese tea ceremony. Hope they are helpful for your cooking.


The Reason Why I Started Cooking Japanese Sweets in Chambana that I love Japanese sweets so much! But, there is no Japanese sweet shop in the town as like most of the cities in U.S., unfortunately. Some oriental grocery stores have some commercial sweets imported from Japan, but they are expensive and those taste are usually too sweet for me. On the other hand, many ingredients for sweets are reasonable price at grocery stores in Chambana. At first I tried an easy recipe and it was successful. My appetite has made me try the other recipes which need a little longer cooking time than the previous. Therefore, cooking sweets has become one of my hobbies.

In these months, I am learning tea ceremony at the Urasenke tea group in UIUC Japan House. There are great specialists who are very familiar to Japanese tea and sweets. So, it is great experience for me to exchange recipes and opinions in the class. I have just developed this web content in order to record those valuable informations. Hope it is helpful to communicate with people who are interested in Japanese sweets.

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Mixed Languages with Japanese and English
It may be helpful to know the name of sweets or ingredients with Japanese characters if you would like to get them at grocery stores or oriental shops. Encording is UTF-8. You may need Japanese fonts to see the characters correctly.
Plainer Taste
My arrangement of taste is usually plainer than standard recipes shown in the references. So, please change the amount of sugar or seasonings as you like.
Heating Time
The power of my microwave oven is 700 W, and my kitchen range is a electric heating system. Please change the heating time mentioned in my recipes as suitable to your facilities.
Photo Images
If you click a photo image in this section, the enlarged image will be displayed. The dish shown in some photos is 10 cm (about 4 inches) in diameter.
  • 100 g(gram)= about 3 1/2 oz(ounce) = about 0.22 lb(pound)
  • 100 mL(milliliter) = about 3 1/3 fl oz(fluid ounce) = about 5/12 cup
  • 1 tbs(table spoon) = 15 mL = about 1/2 fl oz
  • 1 ts(tea spoon) = 5 mL = 5 cc(cubic centimeter) = about 1/6 fl oz
  • Fahrenheit-degrees = 32 + 1.8 × Celsius-degrees, 230 °F = 110 °C
The icon images ペソギン (Pesoguin) in this website are created by 南泉斬猫 (NANSEN, Zammyo) who is the copyright owner of them.
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