Sweets

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Coffee Butter Cream

    This ‘Coffee Butter Cream’ can be used for icing or filling for cakes and cookies. This cream becomes fairly firm when chilled. Ingredients 60g Unsalted Butter *softened1 cup (about 150g) Icing Sugar1 pinch Salt2 teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 2 teaspoon Hot Water2 teaspoons Rum *OR Bourbon, Brandy, etc.1/2 to 1 teaspoon Milk *only …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with sweet Azuki paste. There are many variations these days, and this ‘Strawberry Daifuku Mochi’ is probably the most popular one. I wouldn’t try to make it if I were in Japan. However, here in Melbourne where I …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Kinako Candies

    ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. Most Asian grocery stores sell it. I bought it from a Daiso store. ‘Kinako’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. These candies are traditionally made with ‘Kinako’ and starch syrup called ‘Mizuame’, which is similar to corn syrup. This is a very old Japanese sweet. …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Cinnamon Mochi

    If you have been to Kyoto, Japan, you might have tasted this famous sweet. To make this sweet, Japanese rice flours ‘Shiratamako’ and ‘Joshinko’ are commonly used, but they are very difficult to find where I live. I use commonly available Glutenous Rice Flour and Rice Flour. You can make this sweet using Glutinous Rice …

  • 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 …

  • Sweets

    Sweetened Condensed Milk

    A recipe requires Sweetened Condensed Milk? You don’t need to make a trip to a supermarket. Condensed Milk can be made by condensing Milk. Add Sugar to sweeten it and it is easy to adjust the sweetness as you make it. Instead of simmering Milk and Sugar in a saucepan, the microwave is the easiest …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Soup)

    For those who love sweet Azuki (Red Bean) paste, which is a very popular ingredient for many sweets, I introduce a traditional Japanese sweet, ‘Zenzai’. In the region I grew up, ‘Zenzai’ is a sweet Azuki soup, often served with toasted Mochi (Rice Cake). Its smooth version made with ‘Koshi-an’ is called ‘Shiruko’, and I …

  • Sweets Tofu

    Tofu Mochi

    ‘Mochi’ is Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice. It is similar to ‘Dango’ but the texture is a lot more rubbery and gooey. It is not easy to make ‘Mochi’ at home from scratch, but this ‘Tofu Mochi’ is absolutely easy. It looks like ‘Mochi’ and texture is the same, and it is …

  • Egg Sweets

    Semolina Custard Pudding

    Do you want to eat something sweet, warm and comforting? Try this super easy pudding that can be made instantly. Much nicer than Rice Pudding, which I do not wish to eat. To be able to make this yummy pudding, I always stock a bag of Semolina in my pantry. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300ml …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Dough Sweets

    Sweet ‘Oyaki’

    ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour (or buckwheat flour) dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan. This time, I made Sweet ‘Oyaki’. The filling for Sweet ‘Oyaki’ can be mashed Pumpkin or Sweet Potato, dried fruit and nuts, or sweetened …

  • Matcha Sweets

    Matcha Dango With Sweet Milk Sauce

    Matcha flavour and White Chocolate flavour go very well together. You can add White Chocolate to the milk sauce, but I usually don’t stock it. What I always have in the fridge is Sweet Condensed Milk and it is also great with Matcha flavour. I like this dessert COLD, but it can be enjoyed WARM. …

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