baking

  • Chicken

    Cheesy Baked Chicken With Tomato Sauce

    When I was terribly busy and couldn’t think about dinner, I just cooked Chicken Fillets and combined everything in the pan, then left in the oven. That is how I invented this dish. Using an oven-safe pan, this dish can be prepared easily. If you use already seasoned Tomato Pasta Sauce, it would be even …

  • Beef Pork Vegetables

    Asa’s ‘Golubtsi’

    When I shared my recipe for ‘Super Easy Sausage Cabbage Rolls’ on my website, I received a message from a person, whose name was Asa. She wrote, ‘There’s a “lazy” form of this dish, known around all Eastern Europe. It’s a little bit different in ingredients, but almost the same in taste. If you’re interested, …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Bolognese Doria

    Have you got leftover Bolognese sauce? Try this Doria. ‘Doria’ is a dish of butter rice or pilaf covered with white sauce and grated cheese, then baked in the oven. You can find my ‘Doria’ recipes on this website, but this is the easiest Doria recipe if you already have Bolognese sauce. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Chicken

    Chicken & Chorizo Baked Rice

    This type of rice dish similar to ‘Paella’ is hard to cook without a good source of heat. I have tried some different methods and now I believe the easiest and the best method is baking in the oven after cooking over the cooktop. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Thigh FilletsSalt & Pepper2 tablespoons …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Curry

    Curry Doria

    I used to make ‘Curry Doria’ when I had left-over Curry and cooked Rice. It’s quite simple to make. Mix the left-over Curry and cooked Rice, loosely fill a baking dish, cover with White Sauce and some shredded Cheese, and bake in the oven until golden. However, I rarely have left-over Curry and Rice these …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

    ‘Cheesecake’ means ‘Soufflé Cheesecake’ in Japan. I have never seen this type of cheesecake in Australia, even in the cheesecake shops. I love the rich baked cheesecake but I sometimes want to eat this delicate & light Japanese style cheesecake. If I want to eat it, I have to make it. Here is my recipe …

  • Egg Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu & Egg Cheese Bake

    It looks like a pizza, but the base is a mixture of Tofu and Eggs. It is super easy & quick to prepare. For toppings, you can use whatever you like or you have in hand. It is extremely nutritious, high in protein, carb-free and gluten-free! Why don’t you try it? Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beef Potato

    My Family’s ‘Cottage Pie’

    I haven’t learned this dish from my mother. My own family in Japan never knows this dish, I guess. I learned ‘Cottage Pie’ by seeing my husband’s mother cooking it and I altered it to my way. Now I am writing down this recipe for my children so that they can cook their mother’s Cottage …

  • Pork Potato

    Pork Mince & Potato Bake

    Much easier and quicker than making a meatloaf or a cottage pie. You do not pre-cook anything. Just combine everything and fill a baking dish, then cover with shredded potatoes and cheese. Sounds interesting? Once you have tried it, it becomes a part of your repertoire. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Pork Mince 500g Onion 1 …

  • Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower

    Roasted Cauliflower is getting very popular. It’s the easiest way to cook Cauliflower and the result is always great. This is my family’s favourite ‘Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower’. I used to make the seasoning mixture that was like paste and coat the cauliflower with it, but these days I sprinkle everything over the cauliflower. It’s …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Cinnamon Rolls

    ‘Kamome Shokudō’ is a 2006 Japanese comedy film that is set in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. It’s a story about a woman who sets up a small cafe serving Japanese-style food. Many delicious-looking foods appear on the film but the Finnish ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ holds the key to attracting the local customers. I started …

  • Vegetables

    Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

    This is everyone’s favourite side dish. I cook it especially when we have roast dinner. Cauliflower, such a delicious vegetable, is so tasty when mixed with creamy cheesy sauce. If you don’t have time, just pour the sauce over the cooked cauliflower and serve. This dish is good enough without being baked. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Pear & Custard Tart

    When I find some pears in the fruit basket getting very soft, I always make them into ‘Pear Upside-down Cake‘. But I recently discovered this custard tart is another good dessert to use up the softened pears. This is almost identical to my ‘Banana & Custard Tart‘. Pears can be replaced by peaches, cherries, apples …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Vegetables

    Baked Vegetables

    Do you like Ratatouille? I love it and used to cook it very often. But, since I started cooking this ‘Baked Vegetables’, I always prefer this dish. I use same ingredients, but the result is richer and more intense flavour, probably because the vegetables are baked in high heat. The amount of the vegetables is …

  • Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Fruit

    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. The recipe is simple and it …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Profiteroles

    ‘Profiteroles’ aka ‘Chou à la Crème’ or ‘Cream Puff’ (which is a different food in Australia) is called in Japanese ‘Shuu Kuriimu’ sounds exactly same as ‘shoe cream’! It’s not hard to make but many people don’t even try. You only need Flour, Butter and Eggs. My favourite filing is custard, but whipped cream, chocolate …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Super Easy Pecan Pie

    Have you tried my ‘Banana & Custard Tart’ yet? I have been repeatedly making the easy and yummy ‘Banana & Custard Tart’, and one day I wondered if I could make ‘Pecan Pie’ in the same way using ready-to-bake fran/pie base. That’s how I created this ‘Super Easy Pecan Pie’ recipe. I use Golden Syrup …

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