Nuts

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Pound Cake

    I mixed the Sweetened Chestnut Cream and also coarsely chopped Roasted Chestnuts in my Pound Cake batter. You definitely need Rum for this cake. This is a divine cake for chestnut lovers like me. Cake Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 150g peeled Roasted Chestnuts *coarsely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Rum125g Butter *cut into small pieces, …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Dried Sardines & Walnuts

    These dried infant Sardines can be found at Japanese or Asian grocery stores as ‘Niboshi’ or ‘Iriko’. ‘Niboshi’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese home cooking, but it’s so hard to find where I live. Yesterday I found a bag of ‘Niboshi’ at a nearby Korean grocery store! I bought it and cooked this …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Chocolate Coated Chestnuts

    Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts are lovely to eat, but it requires time-consuming work to make. These days, canned or vacuum-packed whole peeled chestnuts are available. A local Asian grocery store sells them, too. Those whole chestnuts can be a special sweet when they are coated with lovely chocolate. Ingredients 20 Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts1 tablespoon …

  • Chicken Mushrooms Nuts

    Simmered Chestnuts, Chicken & Shiitake

    The main feature of this dish is Chestnuts. In Japan, there are many dishes that are similar to this dish, and root vegetables are often used, such as Potatoes, Satoimo (Taros), Lotus Root, Gobo, etc. But, this one is special. If you have never cooked Chestnuts for savoury dishes, you should try it. The flavour …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Beans & Peas Nuts Takikomigohan

    Azuki & Cashew Rice

    ‘Sekihan’, steamed short grain glutinous rice cooked with Azuki (Red Beans), is sometimes cooked with Chestnuts as well. But Chestnuts are not commonly available where I live. I looked for a substitute for Chestnuts and I tried some different nuts. Now I can tell you that the best substitute is Cashew Nuts. This ‘Auzki & …

  • Nuts Sweets Tofu

    Silken Tofu & Rum Raisins Chocolate Truffles

    Not very keen on Tofu? Please know that Tofu is soy milk. ‘Silken Tofu’ is made by coagulating thick soy milk. It can be used for cooking just like cow’s milk and cream. See my ‘Tofu Cream’ recipe. Once you tasted these delicious chocolate truffles without prejudice, you would love them. Naturally, they can be …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Fried ‘Ikan Bilis’ & Walnuts

    Japanese Anchovies, large and tiny, often dried or half-dried, are very popular ingredients for Japanese home cooking. It’s so hard to find in Melbourne where I live, but ‘Ikan Bilis’, or South East Asian dried anchovies, are available from most supermarkets. I cook ‘Ikan Bilis’ in Japanese way. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 100g …

  • Cooking Sauces Dipping Sauces Nuts

    My Peanut Sauce

    On the other day, at my friend’s house, I tasted ‘Roti’ bread with peanut sauce for the very first time in my life. It was a takeaway food from a local Thai restaurant. I instantly fell in love with ‘Roti’ and the sauce, but again I found the sauce too sweet for me. So I …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    ‘Peanut-ae’ Beans

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a very popular Japanese dish and it is made with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds and it goes very well with many vegetables. Sometimes ‘Kurumi’ (Walnuts) is used instead of Sesame Seeds, and the dish is called ‘Kurumi-ae’. You can use Peanuts, and the dish is …

  • Cold Sweets Nuts

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Crumble Slices

    Chestnuts are very special to me because Chestnuts relate to many happy memories. My absolute favourite cake is ‘Mont Blanc Cake’ and I bought a jar of Sweet Chestnut Paste to make it. I used the leftover to make these slices. I really enjoyed them with a nice hot cup of tea. Cake Tin I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Peanut ‘Sembei’ Biscuits

    ‘Sembei’ are, most commonly, Japanese rice crackers. Soy sauce flavoured ones are the most popular, but there are sweet types. The ingredients for those sweet ‘Sembai’ can include Wheat Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Basically they are sweet biscuits. This ‘Peanut Sembei’ is one of them. Unsophisticated and rustic biscuits bring back my childhood memories. Makes …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Dates & Walnuts Crumble Slices

    I love the combination of Dates and Walnuts, that is excellent for cookies, cakes and anything. These slices don’t look sophisticated but they are absolutely delicious. You would need a cup of tea or coffee! Makes 25 Slices Cake Tin 20cm Square Tin*If you use a larger tin, make more Filling and Crumble. Filling 1 …

  • Nuts Tofu

    Miso Peanuts & Tofu

    ‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with drink which is most likely alcoholic drink. This is a perfect ‘Otsumami’. Crunchy Peanuts and fried Tofu are dressed with sweet miso sauce. Easy, quick and yummy! If you have a toaster oven, you can toast the Tofu pieces, and it is even easier. Makes 2 to 4 …

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