Cold Sweets

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    Agar Orange Jelly

    I recently discovered a product called Queen’s ‘Jel-it-in Vegetarian Gelling Powder’ at a Woolworths store. It’s an Agar-base gelling powder and it is easy to use. Sometimes I prefer to use Agar or Kanten rather than Gelatine. For this orange juice jelly, definitely Agar is the best option. And Queen’s ‘Jel-it-in’ dissolves very well. I …

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    Basic Jelly

    Gelatin, Kanten and Agar Agar are the most common gelling agents used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Gelatin is made from pork skins, cattle bones or hides. Kanten (Japanese) and Agar Agar (Malay) are made from sea plants. Kanten is made from red algae called ‘Tengusa’ and ‘Ogonori’ in Japanese. Agar Agar is …

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    Wine Kanten Jelly

    Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but its texture is different. The advantage of using Kanten (or Agar) as gelling agent is that it can set liquid with the fruit such as fresh Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit or Mango. Those fruits break down the protein found in gelatine and prevent the jelly from setting. This doesn’t …

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    Frozen Yoghurt Banana

    On hot summer days, Bananas tend to turn black-spotted very quickly. Those ripe sweet Bananas are perfect for Banana Cake or my Granola (Oven-baked Muesli), but I don’t want to bake on hot days. This is a perfect way to enjoy those black-spotted Bananas in hot summer. Ingredients Ripe Banana(s) Unsweetened Greek Yoghurt Method Slice …

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    Carrot Bavarois with Orange Sauce

    When I started feeding my son with solid food, I made great efforts to introduce him a variety of veggies. He ended up hating veggies. Them I started inventing food that is hiding veggies so that he would eat hidden veggies without knowing it. This ‘Carrot Jelly’ is one of them but my son didn’t …

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    Rum & Raisin Granita

    Rum & Raisin ice-cream, Rum & Raisin chocolate, Rum & Raisin cake, Rum & Raisin pudding, I love ‘Rum & Raisin’. And this is the world’s easiest ‘Rum & Raisin’ dessert. If you have Raisins steeped in Rum in your pantry, you only need Sugar and Water to make this dessert. By the way, this …

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    Creamy Milk Kanten Jelly with Fruit

    Kanten is a gelling agent which is very low in calories and it won’t melt when warm. It is made from seaweeds and similar to Agar Agar. Kanten is very useful if you want to make a jelly using Pineapple and Kiwi Fruit or Mango, as these fruits break down the protein found in gelatine, …

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    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. The recipe is simple and it …

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    Black Sesame Panna Cotta

    ‘Black Sesame Milk Jelly’ is a popular dessert in Japan. I make it using my Panna Cotta recipe and adding Black Sesame Seeds Paste to it. If you don’t want to use cream, use just milk. It looks yucky? It does, doesn’t it? Tastes yummy, though! See the gelatine-free ‘Chia Seeds’ version as below. In …

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    Cream Cheese Mousse & Chocolate Mousse Cake

    The ‘Cream Cheese Mousse’ and the ‘Super Easy Chocolate Mousse’ can be an individual cake on your favourite base, but I made them into this double layered cake for a special occasion. Everyone enjoyed its melting texture of two different flavours. Cake Tin 18 or 20cm Round Springform Cake Tin Ingredients 1. Base Choco Ripple …

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    Super Easy ‘Tiramisu’

    This is the ‘Tiramisu’ recipe that I have been using for decades. It’s super easy and delicious. I have tried quite a few ‘Tiramisu’ at different restaurants including quite pricy ones, but I like my ‘Tiramisu’ the best honestly. My family and friends love this dessert. If you like ‘Tiramisu’, why don’t you try to make …

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    Creme Caramel

    This dessert was something I buy from sweet shops. I never thought I could make this dessert until I tried. So many cooks and chefs on TV shows say it is quite easy to make. Then one day I tried and found it was indeed very easy. And you know, when we make it at …

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    Super Easy Tofu Chocolate Truffles

    ‘Chocolate Ganache’ is usually made by mixing melted dark chocolate with cream. This recipe replaces ‘cream’ with ‘silken tofu’ and that lowers the calories and adds tofu’s nutrients. You will never taste tofu. The ratio of ‘Dark Chocolate’ to ‘Silken Tofu’ is about 2:1 for truffles. More Tofu to add, softer the ganache would be. …

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    Strawberry Bavarois

    Strawberry Bavarois is a creamy jelly desert. This is my super-easy method. If you wish to mould it, you might need extra gelatine. This is a soft jelly so let it set in glasses. See my healthy ‘Strawberry & Yoghurt Jelly’ recipe as well. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Gelatine Leaves 6 sheets (10g) …

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    Matcha Bavarois

    ‘Bavarois’ is a creamy jelly dessert. When Matcha is mixed with milk, cream, white chocolate or sweetened condensed milk, the Matcha flavour becomes so mellow with its distinctive bitterness. I finally started liking Matcha after having hated it for many years. This ‘Matcha Bavarois’ is not too sweet, so it would be nice to be …

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    No-Bake Yoghurt Cheesecake

    On a hot summer day, I don’t want to bake. This gelatine-set Cheesecake is an ideal dessert. Yoghurt adds freshness to the rich cream cheese and frozen berries are perfect match to the flavour of this cake. And of course, it is easy to make! Cake Tin 18cm Springform Cake Tin Ingredients Base Choco Ripple …

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    Coffee Jelly

    One of my favourite summer desserts is ‘Coffee Jelly’ which is very popular in Japan. It was quite hot yesterday and I had a craving for it. It is very easy to make. You just need ‘good strong coffee’ and ‘gelatine’. I recommend to make your coffer stronger than usual for the jelly. Icy cold …

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    Milk Kuzu-mochi

    There is a Japanese cold sweet called ‘Kuzu-mochi’ which is made with Kuzu powder. This sticky and soft rubbery sweet is one of my favourites. I tried to make it using some substitutes because Kuzu powder is not available where I live. I have discovered the best substitute is Tapioca flour! It is even easier …

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    Strawberry & Yoghurt Jelly Cake

    When I first made this cake for my health-conscious daughter, I used Natvia instead of sugar. Please replace ‘Sugar’ in this recipe with your favourite natural sweeterner if you want. I recommend to make this cake one day before, so that the sponge cake will be moist and jelly is firmly set. Cake Tin 20cm …

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    Brain

    It’s not real brain!!! Actually it is Strawberry Bavarois, a creamy jelly desert moulded in human brain shape. We bought a plastic brain jelly mould on eBay. I guarantee this Strawberry Bavarois will make your guests scream at your Halloween party. By the way, none of our guest touched it! Makes 1 Moulded Brain You …

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