Cold Sweets

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    Brioche in Syrup with Lemon Cream

    When I was a uni student, there was a small cake shop next to the supermarket where I always bought my groceries. The cake shop was full of pretty sweets and cakes, but one rather plain looking cake was attracting my attention. It was actually ‘Brioche à Tête’ soaked in syrup and capped with whipped …

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    Creme Caramel à La Mode

    This dessert is called ‘Purin à La Mode’ in Japan. ‘Purin’ is a Japanese name for Creme Caramel. According to Wikipedia, this dessert was invented by a hotel in Yokohama to entertain wives of American GHQ officers after World War Ⅱ. I never knew that, but this dessert was always popular at family restaurants and …

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    Mango Jelly Dessert

    Australia is a lucky country regarding the fresh food. We have amazing variety of fresh Fruit and Vegetables available all year round. Now it’s Christmas time and delicious Mangos are in season. Try this simple jelly dessert when fresh mangos are available. The jelly sets softly, so individual serves would be the best. Makes 4 …

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    Eggnog Ice-Cream

    If you ever have Eggnog leftover after Christmas, freeze it in ice trays. The more alcohol is contained in the Eggnog, the softer it would freeze. The use a food processor to make it into smooth ice-cream. If you want to make Eggnog to make this ice-cream, find my ‘Eggnog’ recipe here. Ingredients Eggnog1-2 tablespoons …

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    Super Easy Vanilla Ice-cream

    If you have a food processor, home-made ice-cream is easy to make. Some types of blenders are powerful enough to make it, too. When you make frozen fruit desserts, you simple process frozen fruit pieces with cream or yoghurt. You make Vanilla Ice-cream in the same way. By adding extra ingredients, you can create a …

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    Basic No-Bake Cheesecake

    This dessert is called ‘Rare Cheesecake’ in Japan. It is very popular over there but not so popular here in Melbourne. This Cheesecake is set by gelatine. This is the most basic and plain No-Bake Cheesecake recipe that I have been using for many years. Adding extra ingredients such as fruit, fruit puree or chocolate, …

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    Lemon Curd & Yoghurt Mousse Cake

    My daughter and I have been in love with ‘Barkers Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd’ from NZ. It is so good! I wanted to make a dessert using it. To make this dessert, you need no lemon juice, no sugar, no butter, or no cream! Just mix Greek Style Yoghurt and the delicious Lemon Curd, and …

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    Almond Milk Jelly

    There is a dessert called ‘Annin Tofu’ that is a soft jelly made of Apricot Kernel Milk, Agar and Sugar. It is impossible to find Apricot Kernel Milk where I live, but it tastes similar to Almond Milk. You know that Almond Milk is very popular these days and it is available from any supermarkets. …

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    Matcha Jelly

    Here is a warning to all Matcha lovers. This ‘Matcha Jelly’ is quite addictive and your matcha consumption might increase significantly. That’s happened to me. The jelly is sweetened but I really recommend to enjoy it with White Chocolate Sauce, which is easy to make (*see below for the recipe), OR Condensed Milk or Vanilla …

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    Cream Cheese & Yoghurt Jelly

    To make this dessert, I bought a Tupperware jelly mould and it was before my first child was born. So, this recipe is older than my son. The amount of Sugar is up to your preference, but it shouldn’t be too sweet. Fruit can be any fruit that can go well with cream cheese flavour. …

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    Panna Cotta

    ‘Panna cotta’ is an Italian dessert of sweetened Cream set with Gelatin, and it is usually moulded. Cream only Panna Cotta is too rich and heavy for me. That’s why I always mix Milk and Cream. You can make ‘Milk Jelly’ by using Milk only. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500ml (2 cups) of Milk & …

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    Black Forest Trifle Dessert

    Many months ago, I decided that I would make ‘Black Forest Trifle’ next time I have some leftover chocolate cake. However, no such ‘next time’ ever occurred. But I didn’t want to bake chocolate cake just to make this dessert. ‘Isn’t there any easy way?’ I wondered. I was looking for ready-made chocolate sponge or …

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    Whipped Cream Custard

    This is a very versatile soft cream that can be used for many dessert, particularly perfect for the trifle. Its softness can be altered by adding less milk or whipped cream for firmer texture. If you want it sweeter, add more sugar. This recipe uses a half of my ‘Basic Custard’, but you can use …

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    Strawberry ‘Tiramisu’

    September 2018 in Australia, there was a report that a sawing needle had been found in a strawberry in Queensland. After the incident, more and more needles have been found in strawberries all over Australia, and some farmers were forced to dump their harvest as they couldn’t sell them. Strawberries totally disappeared from supermarkets for …

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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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