Cold Sweets

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    My Children’s Parfait

    This is the dessert that my children used to make by themselves when they were young. While we were living in Japan for a short period of time, my children fell in love with Japanese style parfait, made by layering jelly, whipped cream, ice cream, and fruit, usually served in a tall glass. After we …

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    Frozen Yoghurt Bites

    This is literally frozen Yoghurt. How simple is that! I assume you have an ice tray. Place some Nuts and Dried Fruit in the tray, fill up with Yoghurt and freeze. Make them into a mouthful size. This can be a great snack. Makes 14 Pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt1/2 to 1 tablespoons Caster …

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    Rum & Raisin Cassata Ice Cream

    ‘Cassata’ is a traditional Sicilian layered cake made with Ricotta and Candied Fruit. However, for many Australians, ‘Cassata’ is an Ice Cream Cake containing candied or dried fruit and nuts. This is my Cheat Cassata that is made with store-bought Vanilla Ice Cream. You can sandwich it with two slices of Sponge Cake. Today I …

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    Strawberry Milk Pectin Jelly

    In Japan, there is a milk dessert called ‘Fruiche’, that helped me survive during Japan’s hot summers as I always lost my appetite. House Foods, a well known food company that is famous for Curry Roux, sells ‘Fruiche’ mixture in a variety of flavours, and the mixture sets like soft jelly when mixed with cold …

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    Tiramisu Cake

    My ‘Tiramisu Cake’ is almost same as my ‘Super Easy Tiramisu’. I use ‘Basic Sponge Cake’ instead of Savoiardi (Sponge Fingers). However, the ordinary Tiramisu filling is too soft and runny for this cake. I add Gelatine to make the texture of filling like mousse, so that you can assemble the cake just like using …

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    Azuki Milk Agar Jelly

    Cold jelly sweets are very popular during the hot and humid summer in Japan. I like any kind of jelly sweets, but my favourite is Azuki Kanten Jelly ‘Mizu-Yōkan’. A variety of Azuki jelly sweets are available from shops over there, but, here in Melbourne, I have to make them if I want to eat …

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    Azuki Milk Ice

    I have a super easy ‘Azuki Ice Cream’ recipe and it can be made with two ingredients, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) and whipped Cream. Because some people find it too rich, I have made a lighter version. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Milk1 to 2 tablespoons Sugar *OR Condensed Milk2 teaspoons Corn Starch Flour1/2 …

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    Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

    You don’t need ice cream making machine or food processor to make this Chocolate Ice Cream. I have tried all sort of methods to create Ice Creams. My conclusion is the easiest method is just the best. Find out how good this Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1. Chocolate Ganache40g …

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    Choc Ripple Log Cake

    This is an Australian favourite cake that even children can make themselves if they can whip cream. It’s so easy to make and I doubt if anyone needs a recipe, but here it is. I don’t know any substitutes for the Arnott’s Choc Ripple Biscuits, which are chocolate flavoured dry sweet biscuits. Makes 1 Log …

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    Granita Biscuits & Cream Cheese Log Cake

    This cake is similar to ‘Choc Ripple Log Cake’, a famous Australian favourite cake that is so easy and even children can make themselves. This cake has a cheesecake flavour and is made with Granita Biscuits. Arnott’s Granita Biscuits are grainy sweet biscuits and great for cheesecake base. Other sweet biscuits that you might use …

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    Easiest Vanilla Ice Cream

    You can find my old ‘Super Easy Vanilla Ice Cream’ recipe on this website, but you need a food processor to make it. This ‘Easiest Vanilla Ice Cream’ requires no special equipment. You only need a whisk, 2 bowls and a saucepan. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Egg Yolks1/2 cup Milk1 tablespoon Caster …

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    Peach Fool & Peach Jelly

    I am from Okayama, Japan. Okayama is famous for its production of fruit, especially ‘White Peach’. Different types of White peaches are available in Melbourne where I live. Different, but they still smell and taste like Okayama’s ‘White Peach’ that I miss. *Note: White Peaches are the best for this dessert, but you can use …

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    Umeshu Jelly

    ‘Umeshu’ is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping unripe Ume (similar to apricot) fruits in strong alcohol, such as Shōchū, with Sugar. It has quite high alcohol content. Believe or not, I was allowed to drink it when I was a child. It was mixed with plenty of icy cold water, though.  This jelly is …

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    Tapioca Milk Jelly

    I have tried to make ‘Tapioca Pudding’ several times. I followed the instruction printed on the package of Tapioca Pearls. Every time I slightly burned the bottom of the saucepan. Then I decided to reduce the amount of Tapioca Pearls for the recipe, and I added Gelatine to help setting. It was a BRILLIANT idea!!! …

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    Chocolate Mousse

    There are so many ‘Chocolate Mousse’ recipes out there, but this is my recipe. I am writing it down for my children, so that they can recreate their mother’s ‘Chocolate Mousse’ one day. You need 4 bowls including a heat-proof bowl. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1 (Heat-proof) 200 to 220g Dark Chocolate …

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