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    Passionfruit Icing

    Our next-door neighbours, Mr. & Mrs. Taylor, planted some Passionfruit along the fence some years ago. The passionfruit plants have grown so well, even over our trees and bushes. They must be looking after the plants incredibly well, as we have been harvesting lots and lots of purple passionfruit this year. Aren’t we lucky? Ingredients …

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    Dates & Walnuts Loaf

    This is one of the cakes that I have been repeatedly baking for decades. It’s a humble looking cake and taste very simple. It is not very sweet but I don’t add icing. I enjoy a slice of this loaf with a nice cup of tea. Cake Tin Loaf Tin Ingredients 100 to 125g Butter1/2 …

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    Cherry & Custard Tart

    This is a humble ‘Fruit & Custard Tart’ with no pie crust. You can make with any fruit in season. This time I used Cherries but Peaches, Nectarines and Ripe Pears are also very good. Alter the amount of Sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit. Makes 6 to 8 Servings Ingredients Cherries *enough …

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    Apple & Orange Cake

    This cake used to be an Orange Cake. I started adding Apple, then the recipe has been altered repeatedly. Dried Black Currants, which are not so sweet or sour, are a good addition to this cake, I think, but it is optional. The most important ingredient of this cake is Orange Zest. I recommend to …

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    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 …

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    Steamed Cream Cheese Cake

    This recipe is for 2 servings, but you can easily make it half for single serving. If using half of an egg is bothering, just use the whole or add extra cream or milk instead. Mixing the ingredients can be done in a ramekin or mug, and cook in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. You …

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    My ‘Gateau Au Chocolat’

    I do not know the reason why this type of chocolate cake is particularly called ‘Gateau Au Chocolat’ in Japan. It’s French and it means ‘Chocolate Cake’. ‘Gateau Au Chocolat’ is quite rich as it usually contains plenty of chocolate, butter, cream and sugar. But my ‘Gateau Au Chocolat’ is quite light as the recipe …

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    Basic No-Bake Cheesecake

    This dessert is called ‘Rare Cheesecake’ in Japan. It is very popular over there but not so popular here in Melbourne. This Cheesecake is set by gelatine. This is the most basic and plain No-Bake Cheesecake recipe that I have been using for many years. Adding extra ingredients such as fruit, fruit puree or chocolate, …

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    Basic Plain Cupcakes

    If you are a beginner cook and looking for a cupcake recipe, this is the most basic and easy-to-remember recipe. Once you have succeeded in baking these plain ones, you will wish to create new flavours by adding extra ingredients such as Cocoa Powder, Sultanas, Cinnamon & Apple, etc. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Butter 125g …

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    Lemon Curd & Yoghurt Mousse Cake

    My daughter and I have been in love with ‘Barkers Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd’ from NZ. It is so good! I wanted to make a dessert using it. To make this dessert, you need no lemon juice, no sugar, no butter, or no cream! Just mix Greek Style Yoghurt and the delicious Lemon Curd, and …

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    Apricot Crumble Cake

    This delicious cake can be made with any seasonal fruit. This time I used Apricots. You may wish to use plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, etc. If you don’t have any seasonal fruit, canned fruit is totally fine. Enjoy with softly whipped cream or yoghurt. Cake Tin 20cm Square Cake Tin Crumble Butter 50g Brown …

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    Sticky Date Pudding

    I never knew the fruit called ‘Date’ until I moved to Australia. The fruit was not known in Japan. My very first experience to taste the fruit was Sara Lee’s ‘Frozen Sticky Date Pudding’. I liked the flavour but I thought it was overwhelmingly sweet. I have tried some recipes to make the pudding by …

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    Black Forest Cake

    This ‘Black Forest Cake’ has been one of my family’s TOP 3 desserts for special occasions. My husband and children all love this cake. ‘Black Forest Cake’ is such a popular cake and you can find so many different recipes on the internet and cooking books, but my recipe is fairly easy and fuss-free. Cake …

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    Basic Pound Cake

    We don’t use the yard-pound system in Australia, but 1 pound is about 454 grams. The Pound Cake is made with 1 pound of each Butter, Sugar, Eggs and Flour and that’s what I learned. However, 1 Pound of each ingredient will make a huge volume. Just thinking of 454 grams of Butter scares me. …

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    Steamed Carrot Buns

    Many years ago, when I was teaching at a primary school in Japan, mother of a student in my class gave me a recipe of ‘Steamed Carrot Buns’. The recipe was lost but I am still making these carrot buns. Because the batter is very soft, you need cupcake cases. The buns will expand double …

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    Mont Blanc Cake

    I once suffered from depression. When we were living in Japan for a short period of time, my condition deteriorated and I was just staying home being sad. My daughter was only 6 years old then, and she knew I was not well. It was on a cold winter evening. It was already dark when …

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