Steamed Sweets

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes

    When I was a child, my mother often made sweets using sweet potatoes. In those days, no one had the oven in their kitchen, so she used a steamer to make cakes. These ‘Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes’ taste different from what I used to eat in Japan, because Sweet Potatoes are different. I miss Japanese …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cake

    These days in Japan, many people have an oven in their kitchen, but it is most likely bench-top oven, rather small and looks like a microwave. Home baking is still not very popular over there. When I was a child, no one had the oven. But my mother and grandmother used to make cakes. How? …

  • Bread Dough Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sultana Buns

    When I was a child, my family’s breakfast was ‘Toast & Hot Drink’, not ‘Miso Soup & Rice’. When we were out of bread, my mother made steamed buns for us. Sometimes she made pancakes, but it seemed steamed buns were the easiest to make for her. She often made ‘Raisin Buns’. I make them …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed Sweets

    Sweet Coconut Dumplings

    These dumplings are almost identical to my ‘Daifuku Mochi’, but they are made in a totally different way. This time, I used ‘Azuki’ Red Bean Paste for the filling, but Custard is also recommended. The sweet pastes that can be made from Canned Butter Beans are also very nice. The Coconut coating of these dumplings …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cream Cheese Cake

    This recipe is for 2 servings, but you can easily make it half for single serving. If using half of an egg is bothering, just use the whole or add extra cream or milk instead. Mixing the ingredients can be done in a ramekin or mug, and cook in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. You …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Carrot Buns

    The batter is very soft and the buns will expand double in size, the cupcake cases need to be strong enough to support. Otherwise you won’t get the cupcake shape. If the cases that you use are not strong, place them in ramekins or teacups.  If you don’t mind the shape of the buns, don’t …

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