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  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

  • Cold Sweets

    Frozen Yoghurt Bites

    This is literally frozen Yoghurt. How simple is that! I assume you have an ice tray. Place some Nuts and Dried Fruit in the tray, fill up with Yoghurt and freeze. Make them into a mouthful size. This can be a great snack. Makes 14 Pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt1/2 to 1 tablespoons Caster …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Polenta (Cornmeal) Cookies

    These Italian ‘Zaletti’ inspired cookies are ‘love them or hate them’ cookies. As the main ingredient is Polenta (Cornmeal), the cookie’s texture is grainy. If you don’t enjoy the texture of cornbread, you might not enjoy them. But I love them!!! Makes 24 cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 cup Polenta (Cornmeal)3/4 …

  • Nuts Sweets Tofu

    Silken Tofu & Rum Raisins Chocolate Truffles

    Not very keen on Tofu? Please know that Tofu is soy milk. ‘Silken Tofu’ is made by coagulating thick soy milk. It can be used for cooking just like cow’s milk and cream. See my ‘Tofu Cream’ recipe. Once you tasted these delicious chocolate truffles without prejudice, you would love them. Naturally, they can be …

  • Cold Sweets

    Almond Milk Jelly

    There is a dessert called ‘Annin Tofu’ that is a soft jelly made of Apricot Kernel Milk, Agar and Sugar. It is impossible to find Apricot Kernel Milk where I live, but it tastes similar to Almond Milk. You know that Almond Milk is very popular these days and it is available from any supermarkets. …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Creamy Stewed Apples

    It’s winter in Melbourne. On the cold nights, warm desserts make everyone happy. This warm and creamy stewed apple dessert was my children’s favourite winter dessert. I sometimes use tinned pear or peach, that are already soft and don’t need to be stewed. Rum is totally optional for children but I add it, generous amount, …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Apple Almond Salad

    The Kale in my veggie garden, which I sowed the seeds eleven months ago, is now finally close to the end of season. I have created several new Kale recipes this season and this is one of the best. I am quite sure many children who hate Kale would enjoy this salad. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Nuts Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts Sweets

    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 Spicy Chilli. Ingredients Almonds 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups …

  • 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 …