Nuts

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    Celery & Blue Cheese Salad

    I first came across a blue cheese in Australia. It had a very strong smell like rotten food. And it contained blue mould. The taste was far too strong for me. I hated it! And now, it is one of my favourite cheeses. Since I discovered a soft gooey type blue cheese, I have been …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    Walnut Miso with Lemongrass

    There is a variety of condiments that are consumed with cooked rice in Japan. ‘Furikake’, the dry sprinkles is one of them. I have introduced some on this website, such as ‘Nametake’ Enoki, Salmon Sprinkles, Nori Tsukudani, Baby Sardines Tsukudani and more. This is another condiment for you to try. Young leaves of ‘Sansho’ (Japanese …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Crostata

    ‘Crostata’ is Italian baked tart. The reason why I call this tart ‘Crostata’ is because a photo of ‘Hazelnut Crostata’ taken on a street in Florence had inspired me to create it. My shortcrust pastry is super-easy as always. Using ready-made Sweetened Chestnut Puree (Cream or Paste), this crostata can be made so easily. If …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha Nuts

    Matcha Biscotti

    I love Biscotti, the crunchy Italian sweet ‘twice-baked’ biscuits . Classic Almond Biscotti is my favourite. My daughter made Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti on the other day and they were absolutely delicious. Do you like Biscotti? Why don’t you try my Japanese inspired ‘Matcha Biscotti’? I usually use Walnuts, but Almonds, Macadamia or Pistachio are …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Walnut Cinnamon Muscovado Cookies

    I used to make these cookies without cinnamon. OriginalIy it was ‘Kinako’, finely ground roasted soy beans, and Muscovado Cookies. One day, my daughter told me that cinnamon would be good to add extra flavour to it. The result was great. 1 teaspoonful of ground Cinnamon really improved the flavour. I admit that my daughter’s …

  • Nuts Takikomigohan

    Chestnut Rice

    It is now well into the autumn in Melbourne. Most Melburnians say that the autumn is the best season. I can’t agree more. Let’s enjoy the autumn food. Today I cooked rice with chestnuts. It is quite time-consuming to prepare chestnuts but only 8 or 12 chestnuts can be prepared quite easily. And you know …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Muscovado & Walnut Mochi

    Mochi, Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice pounded into rubbery chewy paste, is often used for making sweets. With limited ingredients and utensils, this mochi sweet can be actually easily made using rice flour. It takes only ten minutes. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Rice Flour 1/2 cup Glutinous Rice Flour 1/2 …

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    Muscovado Coated Nuts

    There is a traditional Japanese sweet snack called ‘Karinttō’ which I love always. It’s a deep-fried sweet biscuit sticks coated with unrefined dark brown sugar same as muscovado. I have never made ‘Karinttō’ but this easy-to-make ‘Muscovado Coated Nuts’ are even tastier than ‘Karintō’ and healthier. However, I always make a small amount at a …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Bread

    This is a popular basic Almond Bread recipe. My friend Shelly makes better Almond Bread. She adds extra ingredients such as Cardamom, Glazed Cherries and other mystery ingredients. Her secret recipe will never be revealed. Oh well… I am happy with this recipe. Makes 20 Pieces *Depends on how thinly you slice the cake Ingredients …

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    Almond Snowballs

    I wanted to make ‘Kinako Biscuits’ today but I didn’t have enough ‘Kinako’ which is the finely ground roasted soybean. I used roasted almonds instead. Using the food chopper, I ground the almonds. I added some coarsely chopped almonds as well. I rolled the baked biscuits in icing sugar to coat them. The result was …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Cocoa Sugar Almonds

    When I had craving for chocolate on the other day, I made these cocoa sugar coated almonds using my ‘Cinnamon Sugar Almonds’ recipe. I used cocoa powder instead of cinnamon and the result was successful. I might be able to create other flavours such as Raspberry, Blueberry or Muscovado (dark brown sugar)… Ingredients Almonds 1 …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

    These sugar coated almonds are often called ‘Candied Almonds’ but I call them ‘Cinnamon Sugar Almonds’. The sugar or spice coated almonds are so expensive to buy. If once you learn how to make them, you never buy them from stores because it is easy to make. I use roasted almonds for crunchy texture but …

  • Nuts

    Spicy Almonds

    How can I translate a Japanese word ‘Otsumami’ into English? It is not ‘Appetiser’ or ‘Snack’. ‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with drink which is most likely alcoholic drink. On the other day I needed to make ‘Otsumami’ quickly for an unexpected occasion and this ‘Spicy Almonds’ was perfect. You don’t have to follow …

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    Chestnut Manjū

    There are many different types of Manjū. Often every region has its own local specialty Manjū. One day I found Manjū recipes on the internet and I tried some of them. It was a challenge because the ingredients are hard to find in Australia. This is my recipe that can be achieved with what I …

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