Literally. I have been dreaming about dessert.
For the past few weeks, I've been waking in the mornings from the most wonderful dreams. Dreams in which I am dunking fresh donuts in hot chocolate syrup, loading up a plate at a dessert buffet, or licking the frosting off a lemon cupcake.
What's up with all this subconscious sweets consumption?
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. But do any dream analysts out there happen to know what they mean? Wait, take that back. I don't want to know.
In any case, in honor of my dreamland subconscious, here's a photo montage of all my favorite confections over the last year. And you thought Japanese desserts were all about azuki beans and seaweed...
Mixed nut tart with rasberry jam
Mixed berry Mochi Donut
Beni-imo Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Caramel Hazelnut Tarte with Crunch Bar Ice Cream
Mini Citrus Cheesecakes
As for the last treat, you might think that a piece of white toast topped with custard and ice cream would be blah, but it was heavenly.
Next week, expect posts about a different kind of fluffy pink frosting kind of experience. With a few thousand of my closest Japanese friends, I'm invading Kyoto for cherry blossom season.