Baked & Fried Sweets

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    Black Sesame & Almond Cookies

    I made these cookies based on my ‘Shortbread Butter Biscuits’, so they contain no Egg . You may wish to use your own basic cookie dough recipe. Simply replace some of Flour with Almond Meal and add finely ground Toasted Black Sesame Seeds. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 cup Caster Sugar OR Muscovado …

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    Savoury Cheese Biscuits

    Many people bake sweet cookies and biscuits at home. How about savoury biscuits? These biscuits are easy to make. Once it is rolled out into a thin sheet, cut it into sticks, squares or any shapes you like. It can be a great family activity, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Plain Flour1 teaspoon …

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    Biscuit Sticks with Chocolate Ganache

    Have you ever tried ‘Pocky’, a famous Japanese snack? The original ‘Pocky’ consists of dark chocolate-coated biscuit sticks, and they are available from most supermarkets in Melbourne these days. I tried to make them at home, then I ended up making just too many. I was not patient enough to coat them all with chocolate. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Fruit

    Mango Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a dessert of meringue that is crispy outside and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. It is now October. The weather is getting warm and more and more fresh fruit are appearing in stores. I used this season’s first Mango for …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Cream Dorayaki

    ‘Dorayaki’ is a Japanese sweet of two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. These days there are many variations. On the other day I saw Chestnut Cream Dorayaki that was available from a convenience store chain in Japan. I love Chestnut Cream as you can find how much I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Halloween

    Zombie Cookies

    In the Halloween season, it is always a great fun to make spooky or scary cookies. As I wanted to make these Zombie Cookies slightly green colour, I added Matcha Powder to the dough. However, Matcha flavour is not very popular among young children. You may wish to add something else. Children are very creative. …

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    Super Easy Vanilla Custard Puffs

    This is a super easy version of Australian Vanilla Slices. They are a little bit messier to eat, but taste almost the same. You only need a sheet of Puff Pastry and Thick Custard. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 sheet Puff Pastry *thawed2 to 3 Egg Yolks3 to 4 tablespoons Sugar2 tablespoons Plain Flour1 teaspoon …

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    Pan-fried Butter Cookies

    When I was a child, nobody had the oven. Cakes were often steamed and Cookies were cooked on iron plate. I tried to cook my favourite Shortbread dough on my thick frying pan. It was quite easy to do. Makes 12 Cookies Ingredients 60g Butter *cut into small cubes and softened2 tablespoons Caster Sugar3/4 cup …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Pound Cake

    I added Sweetened Chestnut Cream and also coarsely chopped Roasted Chestnuts to my Pound Cake batter. You definitely need Rum for this cake. This is a divine cake for chestnut lovers like me. Cake Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 150g peeled Roasted Chestnuts *coarsely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Rum125g Butter *cut into small pieces, softened …

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    Chocolate & Coffee Scones

    Here is another variation of Auntie Lorna’s Scone. All my scone recipes are based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe, because that’s the first and the only recipe that I have learned. According to the amount of dry ingredients and other wet ingredients, the amount of Milk needs to be altered. Once you know the texture …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Sweet Cream Cheese Rolls

    Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, these delicious ‘Sweet Cream Cheese Rolls’ are easy to make. The hardest part is rolling out the dough. Once rolled out, spread the Cream Cheese & Lemon Curd mixture, then roll up. Today I added some Crumbles on top. Makes 12 Rolls Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 …

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    Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables I miss. I used to make cakes and desserts using it. The common Sweet Potato in Australia is the orange colour one and it lacks sweetness. But it is OK for this ‘Sweet Potato Cupcakes’. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato *about 400g125g Butter *cut …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Apple & Carrot Bread

    There are many Apple Bread recipes but I would call them Apple Cake. All use too much Sugar. I first made this ‘Apple Bread’ by adding 1 Apple to my ‘Carrot Bread’, and the batter ended up too runny. I realised that Milk shouldn’t be added because enough liquid would come out from Carrot and …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Peach Cobbler

    This is a Super Easy recipe to make ‘Peach Cobbler’ just for you when you crave it. However, this recipe can be easily multiplied to make more servings. If you microwave it, Peach Cobbler will be ready in 5 minutes. If you can wait, bake it in the oven and you will get lovely crusty …

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