Japanese Baking Workshop
With Kathy’s Kitchen from Kyoto
モグモグ! A fun and informal baking workshop
Niwaki is excited to be welcoming Kei Yamaguchi – known to her friends and fans in Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond as Kathy from Kathy’s kitchen – to Niwaki Chiltern Street for a one-off, not-to-be missed baking ’n’ making workshop.
Join Kathy for a fun and informal Sunday afternoon workshop and learn to make figgy miso and tofu donuts – two best-selling recipes in Kathy’s sought-after baking repertoire.
Figgy miso is a versatile sweet and savoury mix paste which can be paired with vegetables, grilled tofu, sandwiches, and even made into a salad dressing (mixed with vinegar and oil).
You’ll also be learning to make tofu doughnuts. Dusted with macha sugar they make a sweet treat, but they can also be filled with sweet and savoury fillings of all sorts.
The dough is usually made with butter but a dairy free recipe and ingredients will be available on the day.
You’ll be using Niwaki Japanese knives to prepare your ingredients, all of which will be provided, but please bring an apron.
モグモグ translates as “nom nom nom”, which, in case you’re over 30 (like me) is the cute sound someone makes when they eat or anticipate eating something delicious.
more about Kathy's Kitchen
Kei Yamaguchi aka Kathy has been baking since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she graduated from university and began working in an American-style bakery that she realised her skills were in hot demand. In 2013 she set out on her own and opened Kathy’s Kitchen, which offers baking classes and pop-up baking stalls for events in Kyoto, where she is based, and Tokyo. Over time her delicious baked goods have developed something of a cult following amongst those in the know, so we are very excited that she has found time in her travel plans to offer a one-of-a-kind workshop at Niwaki Chiltern Street.