• Baked & Fried Sweets

    Strawberry Roll Cake

    Sponge for Roll Cake should be moist and soft. Dry Sponge, especially if it is thick, tends to break when you roll it up. My Swiss Roll Pan is about 33cm x 23cm in size. This Sponge would be about 12mm thick, when baked. Cake Tin Swiss Roll Pan Ingredients Sponge4 Eggs *at room temperature1/3 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Chocolate Custard Corone (Korone)

    ‘Corone’ OR ‘Korone’ (コロネ) is cornet-shaped sweet buns, most commonly filled with custard or chocolate custard. It originated in Japan. It is very similar to Cream Horns, but ‘Corone’ is sweet bread. Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, it’s not hard to make at home. Makes 8 Buns Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Teriyaki ‘Mayo’ Chicken Rice Bowl

    This is an easy version of my ‘Teriyaki Chicken With Tartar Sauce’, replacing the Tartar Sauce with just Mayonnaise. I made it into a rice bowl dish as I always eat the dish with rice. Super easy to cook, delicious and nutritious, and perfect for lunch. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 150 to 200g Chicken Fillet …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & White Chocolate Muffins

    By adding extra ingredients to my ‘Basic Plain Muffin’, you can create a variety of Muffins. Today I added Matcha Powder and White Chocolate. You can use Dark Chocolate instead. You might wish to add Nuts as well. Walnuts would be nice. Macadamia Nuts would be lovely. Create your own Matcha Muffins. Makes 12 Muffins …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’

    My ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce is good with a variety of Vegetables and Mushrooms. As it is so easy to make, I often make a ‘Goma-ae’ dish when I need an extra dish for dinner. This Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’ is a great option as I always have the ingredients. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Carrots *Today …

  • Egg Mushrooms Other Soup Tofu

    Enoki, Tofu & Egg Soup

    This comforting soup has slightly sweet flavour that come from Enoki Mushrooms and Oyster Sauce. It is delicious as it is, but you can pour it over freshly cooked rice or noodles. You can use Soy Sauce instead of Oyster Sauce if you prefer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1000ml Chicken Stock OR Stock of your …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Cracked Chocolate Cookies

    My ‘Choco Chip Cookies’ are delicious and everyone loves them. Today I added Cocoa Powder to make the dough Chocolate flavour. And I coated the balls of dough with Icing Sugar. The cookies cracked up as always, and they look pretty. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 cup Caster Sugar1/4 cup Brown Sugar1 large …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Shiitake & Lotus Root ‘Goma-ae’

    Local supermarket stores are now selling Frozen Lotus Root Slices thanks to the Asian population increase in the area. When I stir-fry them, I usually cook frozen slices so that the crunchy texture would more likely remain. Today I simply mixed with my ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce with Shiitate Mushrooms. It was simply delicious! Makes 4 to …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Basic Plain Muffin

    This ‘Basic Muffin’ recipe is easy to remember and it is absolutely versatile. I understand that Muffin is basically a quick bread. The batter shouldn’t be too sweet. You can add Chocolate, Fruit and Nuts to create a variety of Muffins based on this plain batter recipe. Makes 12 Muffins Ingredients 2 cups Self-Raising Flour1/2 …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Mango Yoghurt Ice Cream

    This ice cream is absolutely easy to make. You don’t need a food processor or any special equipment, but a hand blender would be handy to puree Mango. I used a fresh Mango today as Mangos are in season now, but you can used canned Mango. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Mango *pureed1 to 2 …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Spicy Meat Sauce

    This sauce is good with Tofu, steamed Vegetables, Noodles, and of course with freshly cooked rice. Minced Meat can be any kind of Meat. It is seasoned quite strongly as it is a sauce. Just pour it over whatever you want to eat with it. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil1 …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Broccoli Rice

    My ‘Broccoli Rice’ is not minced Broccoli. Broccoli is cooked with Rice, and with Butter. When my son was a young child, I did all sort of tricks to make him eat veggies. One trick was mixing veggies with his favourite food. He loved rice. So I often cooked rice with finely chopped up or …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Basic Piped Sweet Biscuits

    When I was a young child, these Piped Biscuits were the most common sweet biscuits. Nowadays I don’t see them very often. On the other day, my husband brought home a few biscuits that he bought from a bakery for his snack, and one of them was the piped biscuit. I became quite nostalgic and …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Broad Beans & Potato Salad

    Broad Beans lovers should try this Potato Salad. Fresh Broad Beans are the best, but Frozen Broad Beans are perfectly suitable for this salad. You can add as much Broad Beans as you want. This salad can be a good sandwich filling, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 to 3 Potatoes *about 500g, peeled and …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Temaki (Self-Serve) Rice Paper Rolls

    You know ‘Temaki-zushi’, the self-serve Sushi Rolls. It is easy to prepare, and great fun to eat as everyone rolls by themselves at dinner table. Self-serve Rice Paper Rolls is also a great fun. Today I served Beef as main filling, but naturally you can serve whatever you like. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dry Rice …

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