buckwheat cake

[COMPILATION] Jungkook’s recommended/covered/lip-synced songs

Full Covers:

  • Working by Jungkook - Original : Yanghwa Bridge by Zion T (Jungkook altered the lyrics of the first verse to match it with his life.)
  • Sofa by Jungkook - Original by: Crush
  • Like A Star by RM ft. Jungkook - Original by Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Waterfalls by RM ft. Jungkook - Original by Junggigo
  • Beautiful by J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook - Original by Mariah Carey ft Miguel
  • Born Singer by BTS - Original : Born Sinner by J.Cole
  • Graduation Song by J-Hope, Jimin and Jungkook - Original: Young, Wild and Free by Wiz Khalifa
  • Too Much by RM ft. Jungkook - Original by Drake
  • You’re My by Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook - Original by Taeyang of Big Bang
  • I Need a Girl by BTS - Original by Taeyang of Big Bang
  • This Love + T.O.P by BTS - Original by Shinhwa
  • A Typical Trainees’ Christmas by BTS - Original sound : Last Christmas
  • Christmas Day by Jimin and Jungkook - Original sound : Mistletoe - Justin Bieber

Snippets / Short Covers:

Recommended songs (via Twitter or Videos):


Drop a message and let us know if we’ve missed out anything! 

Compilation by fy-taekook 

Evelyn's pantry (& fridge) !

A few of you have asked what I buy in a week to week basis at the supermarket, so I thought it would be helpful to write up a post of what’s always in my cupboard!
To have a pantry stocked up with healthy, wholesome ingredients is essential to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle. It’s really common sense, what’s in your cupboard is what you are going to use to bake/eat. So why not make it full of nutrient dense goods that make you feel good inside and out.
I have compiled a list into categories to make it easier for you when you go to the store.
I get extremely excited when I go food shopping! In this post you can learn what my favourite products are!
I buy organic as much as possible.
Happy shopping… and baking :)

Plain gluten free
Self raising gluten free
Almond meal

Pantry baking goods:
Baking powder
Baking soda
Vanilla essence
Coconut essence
Xanthum gum
Egg replacer
Raw sugar
Coconut sugar
Coconut oil

Pantry items:
Raw cacao powder
Carob powder
Cacao nibs
Carob kibble
Chia seeds
Chia bran
Unsweetened almond milk
Soy milk
Raw sugar
Coconut sugar
Protein powder
Gluten free pasta
Buckwheat groats
Shredded coconut
Corn thins and rice cakes
Buckwheat crackers (orgran brand)
Peanut butter
Brazil nuts
Sunflower seeds
Quinoa flakes
Coconut oil
Nutritional yeast
Popcorn kernels
Silken tofu
Dark chocolate
Maple syrup
Puffed rice
Puffed corn
Rice malt syrup

Unsweetened almond milk
Unsweetened soy milk
Coconut water
Soy yogurt
Organic tofu
Organic tempeh
Organic, no added sugar yogurt
Fruit: kiwi, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, avocado (low fructose fruits)
Veggies: spinach, tomato, carrot, zucchini, gherkins, olives, cucumber, capsicum, pumpkin (low fructose vegetables)
Apple cider vinegar
Gluten free vegemite

Organic frozen berries
Gluten free bread

Gluten free bread
Flaxseed oil
Himalayan salt
All spice
Cayenne pepper
Onion and garlic free vegetable stock
Sweet potato
White potato
Tea (black and herbal)

Where do I buy these ingredients?
I’m from Melbourne, Australia! So unfortunately this part if the post can relate only to those also in Melbourne. But I’m sure any health food store around the world would stock the majority of these products! Just do your research and don’t hesitate to ask the assistant working.

Coles (awesome health food section, great for gluten free)
The source bulk foods, Brunswick. La manna direct, Essendon fields.
La manna organics, Brunswick.
Terra Madre, Northcote.
IGA Sydney rd, Brunswick.
Great Earth discount health food store, CBD Elizabeth st.
Go Vita, southern cross station, Doncaster shopping centre & Highpoint shopping centre.
Pro-Health, Northland shopping centre.
BAS foods, Brunswick.

BIGBANG’s Interview with July

          Early morning, there was a long line of traffic leaving Seoul. It was May 1st, a Friday before the long weekend. It was also the release day of Big Bang’s new single. Their comeback took as many as 1,157 days. The reaction was enthusiastic. ‘LOSER’ and ‘BAE BAE’ made it to the trending search words and the first place on music charts within seconds. The world was uproarious with stories of Big Bang. At that time, Big Bang was having a free but busy morning in the middle of a barley field in Ansung, Gyeonggido. A tractor-carriage carrying tourists passed by every 15 minutes, but no one had ever imagined Big Bang being here. Colourful clothes were hanging on the hanger leaning against a tree, and staff members and the cars that the members were riding in formed some kind of a fort. The sky was blue as ever. In an old storage building that used to be a drama film set, models that got their makeup done since 7 in the morning were rubbing their sleepy eyes and looking in the mirror. From the speakers, Big Bang’s new songs were playing repeatedly. The five members of Big Bang were stretching.

          “Which song was good?” The first one to bring a chair over and ask the question was Taeyang. It’s been a year since I have seen him after his solo album activities. He was tanner and more muscular than before. “Yesterday I stayed at the office until midnight editing the music video. Then I emptied by mind and watched for people’s reactions.” Since they hadn’t been on broadcasts or doing any kind of interview yet, Taeyang was curious as to how the new songs appealed to the public. It wasn’t an anxiety about how the market would evaluate their songs, it was 100% curiosity. To be honest, the two songs were shockingly good. If the era of Big Bang could be divided into two, pre-‘Lies’ and post-‘Lies’ periods, I felt like the new album would also become another turning point for Big Bang. This was Big Bang’s music… It’s not easy to find musicians that can create the type of music only they can make, and it’s even harder to gain popularity with such music. Other than Big Bang, who would ever be able to talk about sticky rice cakes and martial compatibility in such a classy way?

          “Isn’t it fun? The lyrics are enjoyable too. The lyrics weren’t ‘sticky rice cake’ at first, it was ‘call the police’. At first we just had the flow and we were discussing what the lyrics should be, and suddenly ‘sticky rice cake’ came up, and I really like it. We were going to use sticky rice cakes and buckwheat jelly together…but we thought that would be too much.” The background stories of how the music came to be is always interesting. But what I wanted to find out about the most was Taeyang’s long hair in ‘BAE BAE’ music video! Seeing shirtless Taeyang with long straight hair riding a horse was very shocking. “That was my idea. I wanted to be sexual but funny at the same time rather than being cool. So I overdid it, and even the staff in our office had clear likes and dislikes to the scene. So yeah, it turned out like that.” I was thinking, what would it be like if today’s photoshoot included a scene of Taeyang riding a horse? Let’s say if he learned how to horse-ride. “Not at all. Once I climbed on a horse without practice and I was almost crushed to death. Although it was fine because it was a well-trained horse.”

          In the music video, TOP with a cat-eye contact lense on one eye, appears with Kohei Nawa’s crystal deer. Just like how he appeared with Kim Hwan Ki’s ‘deer’ in his previous solo track <Doom Dada>, he again brought forth a modern artwork to the image of Big Bang. TOP is not only a quite well-known furniture collector but also a known art lover. “Kohei Nawa and I are friends. I appear in the MV without one eye, and in the lyrics I say ‘pretty eyes like a deer’, which is an old expression. Since it’s like falling in love when I meet a girl that has something that I don’t have, I naturally came up with this. Also, I rap about natural beauties, and the artwork is a ‘natural’ taxidermied deer.” How they can put a lot of effort into each music video? That’s because their release is a special long-term project. CEO Yang Hyun Suk had said that instead of releasing a formal album right away, Big Bang will be releasing 4 single albums (M, A, D, E) with 2 songs each on the first day of every month from May to August. In September, the word ‘Made’ will be completed and the full album will be released.

          The songs have been already made. But the list hasn’t been confirmed yet. If they make a better song in between, the list may be added or changed. It’s still a secret whether there will be more songs in the final album.  “I can’t tell you. We need to look cool too, right?” The only thing they can add to what’s already been said is that they can’t restrict the genre of their music, and also that all songs have been made recently. Of course GD started preparing the new album ever since the actives of <Still Alive> have ended, but it was early this year when Big Bang got together and good songs were starting to be made. Things just worked out naturally when they were laughing and having fun. They dumped the old songs with no regrets. “That was when we had the most fun. Around March and April when we were done recording, we decided to listen to all the songs one day. We had wine and cheese in the studio and we danced and had fun with the music. It was a lot of fun.” I can imagine that it would have been like the music video of ‘We Like 2 Party’.

          The photoshoot was no different. Taeyang said that Daesung in his beret looks like a bus guide lady and shouted “Ohri~”. Daesung started shaking his body and danced in response. It has been a while since Daesung, who usually doesn’t leave his house unless he’s working, has been out to the field like this. At their concert at the Olympics Stadium before the release of the album, Seungri even commented about Daesung “He doesn’t do anything other than playing the drums at home. Please come out of the house”. “It’s somewhat true. I don’t enjoy going out. I wanted to learn how to play the drums ever since I was young, so I started learning it after my first solo album tour in Japan. It’s been around 2 years. It’s a lot of fun.” And the reaction of the members after watching him play? “Do you know the movie <Whiplash>? It’s like that.” This crazy and comical drummer basically doesn’t give a damn about anything. For the filming of music video of ‘LOSER’, Daesung changed his hairstyle to create an image of loneliness. “When I covered my eyes and changed my image, I became cautious and quiet. To be honest, I can’t see very well.” Daesung learned how to communicate without his eyes. “So I’m studying how to act with my lower face”

          Daesung has been busy with his solo activities in Japan for a while. The hyungs commented on Daesung’s popularity: “In Japan, Daesung is the most popular after the emperor.* Whenever we’re on stage for a Japan tour, we lose our nerves because of the cheers for Daesung.” They jokingly bragged about Daesung’s popularity. Daesung didn’t know how to react to their compliments. “Ayoo, what are you talking about. The reason why I can do my solo activities is because of Big Bang, and that tells us how Big Bang’s popularity got bigger in Japan.” The last day of the concert in April was Daesung’s birthday. Under Seungri’s lead, a cake was brought up to the stage and hundreds of fans and the members congratulated his birthday. After the concert, they was an after-party. “I had a lot of fun. Some people were worried that I was working on my birthday, but it was the most special birthday I’ve ever had. If I didn’t have that, I would have just stayed home and order a lot of delivery food, and that would have been it.” I was curious as to what he got for his birthday from the members. “Nothing. We just decided one day not to exchange gifts. Just like that.” The reason is pretty great. As Big Bang’s popularity grew, their income grew along with that, and if they start choosing suitable gifts for each other, one day they’ll have to buy houses for each other. So this is what a life of a superstar is like.

          The members think that the biggest superstar amongst Big Bang is Seungri, of course. “He’s like a celebrity the most amongst us. I envy him.” Even when travelling, this young elegant gentleman has a different way of doing things. Because he has world-wide personal connections, private planes are involved. He even has a friend that owns a club/team. “My friend has an elevator in his house!” Seungri, chewing on a cheap kimbab, proudly added. Members tease but adore this innocent maknae. Honestly speaking, Seungri had a lot of thoughts while preparing for this album. He was dispirited from different incidents too. “I felt like I was losing my judgment. So rather than taking up my opinions, I listened to what the members or other producers said. In the end, I’m happy that the album is out.” Seungri was assigned the most important parts of the shoot. For example, he roughly drove a vintage pickup truck at 30km/h. He also put his arms around a model and acted out a romantic scene. Seungri, who had a guitar on him, strum the strings and started singing Lee Jang Hee’s song from the 60’s. “I have something to tell you~. Tonight I suddenly have something to tell you.” Then he asked model Lee Ho Jung, whom he first met today, in a gentle voice. “Do you by any chance know how to play a C minor?”

          The photoshoot continued until sunset. With the clear moon, a helicam was flying in the sky. Members, who have never seen a helicam this close, were amused by it like little kids. “We have a lot of fun just by being together. We’ve known each other since our trainee days, when we were in our 10’s. We know everything about each other. When I go out, I don’t have any friends. That’s because I don’t have a lot of common experiences to talk about with others. But when the five of us get together, we chat and we laugh. That’s what powers me up the most.” Taeyang said. Next year, it will be Big Bang’s 10th anniversary. The finale of ‘Made World Tour’ that will continue to 2016 will probably be their 10th-year commemorative concert. Big Bang has already overcome the limits of an idol group from YG Entertainment. Boys in their 10’s who used to sing ‘Dirty Cash’ without even understanding the meaning have surpassed a stage of creating their own, classy songs and became an icon of an era. Of course the process was not always as good as playing with water in the summer. We can see that just by looking at the lyrics of the song ‘LOSER’. GD said this: “Everyone has their own problems. We do too, because we’re humans. Seeing us from TV, people may think that after performing at a concert in front of a lot of people, we go out to parties, drink and hang out with girls, but that’s not true. When we’re done our work, we go home, watch a movie, sleep, and that’s it. There’s a sense of emptiness that we get from this.” What kept them going was each other.

          Whenever Big Bang released a new album, it was always beyond our expectations. What would it be like after 10 years? “If there’s no excitement, there’s no reason for us to continue.” TOP was determined. GD added that other members agree with TOP. “From a third-person point of view, if our appearance on stage is not good, then we don’t do it. If we’re not cool and not confident, what can we show you? Trying too hard to look cool, I hate that so much.” So this means when Big Bang is no longer like Big Bang anymore. “But right now, this is really fun. I felt it again with our activities with the current album. As time passes, we start to find out more about ourselves, what we can do to become better, that’s how it’s been for us until now. I want to keep it this way for 10, 20 years from now,” Taeyang said. Just like the name ‘Made’, Big Bang is still in the process of making themselves with the completion of the new songs. Even when it got dark outside, members sat down in a deserted house and continued to talk about their music and their future. After their manager nagged them a couple times, they finally got up. Before getting in the car, I told them “You guys are cool”. Instead of a goodbye, they said, “We think we’re cool too! We still have that ‘hungry spirit’ inside us.”

*emperor: seems like they were referring to the four famous Korean actors in Japan.

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Breton Buckwheat Cake with Fleur de Sel

Continuing on with my interest in Buckwheat and other flours, I searched for another buckwheat cake recipe and found this one by David Lebovitz, which appears in his book, The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City, which I will soon be reading:


The cake is phenomenal; complex and deeply flavorful, and also phenomenally rich, so you want to eat only a small slice at a time.

Although the recipe calls for 1 cup buckwheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour, I substituted ¾ cup millet flour and ¼ cup quinoa flour for the all-purpose flour, and it turned out wonderfully.

Here is the recipe, with my notes following:

Breton Buckwheat Cake with Fleur de Sel
from The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

Makes 14 to 16 servings                                                                                                                                                                           

For the cake:
7/8 cup (140g) buckwheat flour

¾ cup millet flour (Margaret’s addition)

¼ cup quinoa flour (Margaret’s addition)

(or 1 cup (140g) all-purpose flour instead of the millet and quinoa flours)
½ teaspoon plus 1/3 teaspoon fleur de sel
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ pound (240g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200g) sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 large egg
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum

For the glaze
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon milk

1. Butter a 9 or 10-inch (25-cm) tart pan with a removable bottom or a 9-inch/23 cm springform cake pan). Preheat the oven to 350F degrees (180C).

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the buckwheat and all-purpose flour with ½ teaspoon salt and the cinnamon.

3. In the bowl of a standing mixer or by hand, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until smooth.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the 4 egg yolks and whole egg with the vanilla and rum with a fork, then gradually dribble the egg mixture into the batter while beating. If using an electric mixer, beat on high speed so the butter gets really airy.

5. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top as flat as possible with an offset metal or plastic spatula.

6. Make a glaze by stirring the single yolk and milk together with a fork, then brush it generously all over the top. (You may not use it all, but use most of it.) Take a fork and rake it across the top in three parallel lines, evenly space; then repeat starting from a slightly different angle to make a criss-cross pattern.

7. Crumble the remaining 1/3 teaspoon salt over the gateau with your fingers and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool completely before unmolding.

The author adds:

Serving: I like a small wedge just by itself as a snack.  You can also serve the cake with pears or apples poached in cider, or a compote of sautéed cherries.

Storage: Well wrapped in plastic, gateau Breton will keep for up to four days at room temperature.  It can also be frozen, wrapped in plastic with a layer of foil around it, for up to two months.


I used 1 cup of buckwheat flour, ¾ cup millet flour, and ¼ cup quinoa flour.

Because I was concerned that the addition of the different flours might make the cake dry, I added a little less than 1 teaspoon of extra egg whites to the batter and mixed it all together before putting the batter in the tart pan.

I didn’t have fleur de sel and used kosher salt instead.

Sprinkling salt on top of a sweet cake may seem odd, but it lends a wonderful flavor to the finished cake.  It’s best not to omit the salt.

I took the cake out of the oven about two minutes earlier than the recipe called for because I’d been watching it and was worried about it drying out.

The cake turned out to be moist, dense, and really rich.  Just wonderful!

rachelrambunctious  asked:

I'm hoping you can help me find a healthy, fulling lunch I can take with me to work but I have many obstacles; i need something that I don't have to keep cold or warm up and can be consumed in about 15 mins (I work at a bar)

Ideas for foods that don’t need to be heated up or kept cold:
- small veggies like cherry tomatoes and mini-cucumbers (they shouldn’t be kept in the fridge anyway)
- brown rice cakes or other puffed cereal cakes (buckwheat, quinoa, etc.)
- pouch tuna
- fruits
- almonds, others nuts and seeds