Baked & Fried Sweets

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Okinawa Doughnuts

    ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked …

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    Dates & Walnuts Stuffed Coffee Cookies

    The filling of Dates & Walnuts can be replaced with Chocolate, Crunchy Peanut Butter, OR etc. Making these cookies can be a fun family activity, though it might be too difficult for young children. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 tablespoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 1/2 tablespoon Hot Water1 …

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    Sweet Cream Cheese Spring Rolls

    Spring Roll Wrappers are made with Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil, Salt. Naturally they are absolutely suitable for sweets as well. I had some leftover Spring Roll Wrappers and Cream Cheese. They turned into these delicious snack. Makes 8 Pieces Ingredients 2 square sheet Spring Roll Wrappers60g Cream Cheese2 tablespoons Caster SugarSome Sultanas OR RaisinsOil …

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    Chestnut Cupcakes

    I bought a bag of peeled roasted Chestnuts at an Asian grocery store. I coarsely chopped the Chestnuts and mixed them into my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’. As the flavour of the cupcakes was so good, I decided to decorate the cakes like my ‘Mont Blanc Cake’. A bitter sweet memory instantly came back and I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Cheesecake Dessert

    When you saw something delicious and knew you could’t have it, what would you do? I would try to make it by myself. I saw this dessert on the internet. They say a convenience store chain in Japan is selling it. My copy looks like it, and tastes great! Makes 6 servings Ingredients Matcha Cheesecake250g …

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    Banana Chocolate Cake

    When I have ripe Bananas, I wait for a few more days until they turn very dark and smell nearly fermenting. Then I make ‘My Legendary Banana Cake’, always the same cake. Today I wanted to make something different, so I decided to add Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Chips. I increased the amount of Butter …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    My French Toast

    You don’t need a recipe to make French Toast. Just mix Egg(s), Milk and Sugar, and soak the Bread slices in the mixture and cook with Butter in a frying pan. The following is just a suggestion. My advice is to cook it covered, and slowly at very low heat. Makes 1 to 2 Servings …

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    Crispy Coffee Meringue

    Here is another recipe to use up your leftover Egg White. As this recipe is for 1 Egg White, you can easily multiply based on the number of Egg Whites. I am not a big fan of Meringue as it tastes just sugary, but Coffee Meringue is absolutely delicious. It melts in your mouth. Enjoy …

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    Coffee Butter Cream

    This ‘Coffee Butter Cream’ can be used for icing or filling for cakes and cookies. This cream becomes fairly firm when chilled. Ingredients 60g Unsalted Butter *softened1 cup (about 150g) Icing Sugar1 pinch Salt2 teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 2 teaspoon Hot Water2 teaspoons Rum *OR Bourbon, Brandy, etc.1/2 to 1 teaspoon Milk *only …

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    Rice Flour Pound Cake

    On the other day, I was requested to bake Gluten Free Cake. I often use Almond Meal for this purpose, but I didn’t have it. I don’t buy Gluten Free Flour Mix. So I used the most commonly available Rice Flour and baked my ‘Basic Pound Cake’ simply replacing Wheat Flour with Rice Flour, but …

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    Bread & Butter Pudding

    ‘Bread Butter Pudding’ is NOT a familiar food to most Asian people. I didn’t know it. It’s a humble dessert that can be made with the ingredients that most people have at home. I am not a big fan of it, but I make it for my husband, who is very fond of it as …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Choco Chip Stick Bread

    Many years ago, when my family lived in Japan for a short period of time, my then young children fell in love with many Japanese foods. ‘Stick Bread’ was one of their favourites. Slightly sweet stick-shaped soft bread was in a perfect bite-size for young children. ‘Milky Stick Bread’ was lovely, but my son’s favourite …

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