Cold Sweets

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    Umeshu Jelly

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

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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 hundreds of ‘Chocolate Mousse’ recipes out there, but this is mine. 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 Bowl …

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    Chestnut Bavarois

    I am fond of chestnuts and I have written some stories about chestnut sweets on this website. Since I discovered Sweetened Chestnut Cream, it’s been so easy for me to create chestnuts sweets myself. You know making chestnut purée from scratch is a hard work. Based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe, chestnut flavoured bavarois is …

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    Super Easy Black Sesame Ice Cream

    Black Sesame flavoured desserts are popular in Japan. They are grey coloured and might spoil your appetite, but Black Sesame desserts are nutritious and delicious. If you like the flavour of nuts, you would like Black Sesame flavour. This ‘Black Sesame Ice Cream’ is easy to make at home. Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients …

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    Cream Cheese & Tofu Dessert

    Have you tried my ‘Tofu Chocolate Truffles’? Tofu can be used for sweets. This is another example. Simply mix the drained Silken Tofu with softened Cream Cheese, and add Lemon and Sugar. Today I added some Mango, but naturally you can use any fruit. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 150g Silken Tofu *drained4 tablespoons (60g) Cream …

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    Super Easy Orange & Chocolate Ice Cream

    I don’t mind to take a shortcut when I make an ice cream dessert. I simply add extra ingredients to a good quality vanilla ice cream. This ‘Orange & Chocolate Ice Cream’ is of course super easy to make, but tastes absolutely amazing. For a weeknight’s quick & easy dessert or to entertain your friends, …

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    Super Easy Matcha Ice Cream

    We don’t need to feel guilty to make shortcuts. Shortcuts can be clever tricks. I used to make ‘Matcha Ice Cream’ from scratch. Matcha Ice Cream is one of the food that I have to make if I want to eat. It’s not available where I live. If you are in the same situation, try …

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    Kiwi Fruit Sauce

    If you are after a green sauce for your Panna Cotta, Ice-Cream or a creamy dessert, try this Kiwi Fruit Sauce. Simply just strain Kiwi Fruit purée, or finely grated Kiwi Fruit, through a fine sieve. For grown-ups, you may wish to add some liquor/liqueur. Today I enjoy the sauce with Panna Cotta. Makes 2 …

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    Mixed Berries & Yoghurt Fool

    This simple dessert is somehow underrated these days, but it always comes to my mind when I think about the berry dessert. It’s an English dessert. Traditionally, fruit fool is made by folding stewed fruit into custard, but I use Whipped Cream and Yoghurt. It’s so easy to make. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup …

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    Matcha Panna Cotta

    This is much easier to make than ‘Matcha Bavarois’ and all Matcha lovers should try. You don’t like Matcha? You should try it once anyway. I am quite sure you will enjoy this dessert. It is absolutely easy to make. Heat Milk & Cream mixture hot enough so that Gelatine dissolves, then cool to set. …

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    Eton Mess

    Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped cream. I have heard about it and read about it, and it inspired me to make a dessert ‘Mango & Passionfruit Mess’, which is absolutely easy to make and delicious. Then I finally made ‘Eton Mess’. I understand …

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    Mango & Passionfruit Mess

    I have heard about ‘Eton Mess’, that is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped cream. I have never eaten it, but it probably tastes like our famous ‘Pavlova’. ‘Eton Mess’ inspired me to make this dessert, which is seriously delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 to 2 …

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    Passionfruit Panna Cotta

    Here is another way to use up our ‘never-ending’ harvest of Passionfruit. I simply added the Passionfruit pulp to my ‘Panna Cotta’, which is quite light because as I always use Milk and Cream. I removed seeds from the Panna Cotta, but it’s up to your preference. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500ml (2 cups) of …

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