Sweets

  • 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. …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Bread Sweets

    Azuki & Cream Brioche

    Store-bought ‘Tsubu-an’, sweet Azuki paste, is too sweet for me. I make the Azuki paste at home because it is easy to make and tastes better. With the home made Azuki paste, I tend to make ‘Dorayaki’, but today I made these delicious sweet rolls. Simply fill Brioche Rolls with Azuki paste and whipped cream. …

  • Sweets

    Meringue Butter Cream

    There are some different types of Butter Cream. This Butter Cream is made with meringue, but it is very simple to make. No special ingredients and special technics are required. You can add flavours or food colour to it. Ingredients 1 Egg Whites2-4 tablespoons Caster Sugar125g Butter *softened1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract1 pinch Salt *if you …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Egg-Free Butter Cream

    Butter Cream is often used for decorating cakes and pastries. This is the most basic Butter Cream recipe. Remember that Butter Cream will harden as it cools. Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1 & 1/2 cups Icing Sugar1 to 2 tablespoons Cream OR Milk *You don’t need to use it all. Method Beat softened Butter in a …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    White Chocolate Cream

    This White Chocolate Cream is very versatile for a glaze, icing, sauce or filling for cakes and pastries. It is lovely as it is, but you can add flavours to it. Make Matcha Cream by adding Matcha Powder, Coffee Cream by adding Coffee Powder, or Pink Cream by adding a little bit of Beet juice. …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot & Oats Balls

    I made Apricot Sauce’ on the other day and there was some leftover in the fridge. I decided to make these delightful & gluten-free ‘Apricot & Oats Balls’. Simply mix same amount of Apricot Sauce and Instant Oats (or ground Rolled Oats) and heat in the microwave. I added Desiccated Coconut and chopped Dry Apricots …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot Sauce

    This delicious ‘Apricot Sauce’ can be made so easily using Dried Apricots. If you add more Sugar and less Water, it would be an instant Apricot Jam. This sauce goes so well with cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, or etc. I no longer buy Apricot Sauce or Apricot Jam. Ingredients 100g Dry Apricots1/4 cup Caster Sugar1/4 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Dorayaki with Peanut Butter

    One of the most famous Japanese sweets is ‘Dorayaki’, thanks to the Manga and adapted TV Anime series ‘Doraemon’. ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. My children love it but my husband doesn’t eat it, because he doesn’t like Azuki paste. I tried to make ‘Dorayaki’ …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets

    Super Quick Milk Mochi

    When I was a very young girl, my mother often made this dessert. She used Potato Starch rather than Corn Starch, sometimes she used Water not Milk. It’s basically Milk or Water thickened with starch. I loved to eat it with Muscovado Syrup and ‘Kinako’, ground roasted soy beans. The gooey paste turns firmer and …

  • Sweets

    Golden Syrup Dumplings

    It was before our first child was born. My husband and I tried to make this dessert for the first time. We ended up by burning the dumplings. We tried again and again, but we always burned the dumplings. Now I know that we were doing OK but the recipe was wrong! This dessert is …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Butter Bean Spreads

    I often use sweetened butter bean paste for making Japanese sweets, but my husband is not a big fan of sweetened beans. He doesn’t eat even ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is an essential ingredient for Asian sweets. I realised that the sweetness and the flavour of beans are not a good mix for some …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with most commonly ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is quite sweet. On the other day, I made ‘Matcha & Azuki Roll Cake’ and there was some left-over ‘Azuki’ paste. What could I use it for? The first thing …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Super Easy Caramel Sauce

    Caramelising Sugar sounds scary? Follow my recipe, and you will never ruin your saucepan. You won’t spend hours cleaning the disaster. My recipe uses Caster Sugar, so you will see the colour change clearly, and that means you will know exactly when to stop cooking. ‘Caramel Sauce’ can be EASY! Ingredients Caster Sugar 1/2 cup …

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