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  • Cold Sweets

    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, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Cold Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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. …

  • Sweets

    Muscovado Dates & Walnuts Steamed Cupcakes

    These ‘Muscovado Dates & Walnuts Cupcakes’ can be baked in the oven or even microwaved. But the result is best when steamed. When soft batter is steamed instead of baked, the cupcakes become very soft and tender. That’s why I often love to steam. It’s quicker, too. However, when I took this photo, I did …

  • Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Pancakes

    Here it is, my children. There are hundreds of Pancake recipes out there but this is your mother’s recipe. You do not need to spend extra dollars to purchase pancake flour mix. Use the Self-Rising Flour in the pantry. If you only have Plain Flour, add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and mix well. When …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes

    I sometimes crave for Japanese sweets, which I know I can’t purchase from any shops near my home. Therefore I have to to make them. If I were in Japan, I wouldn’t even try. There are so many delicious and artistically created beautiful Japanese sweets easily available anywhere. ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes are easy to make. …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets

    Cream Cheese Mousse & Chocolate Mousse Cake

    The ‘Cream Cheese Mousse’ and the ‘Super Easy Chocolate Mousse’ can be an individual cake on your favourite base, but I made them into this double layered cake for a special occasion. Everyone enjoyed its melting texture of two different flavours. Cake Tin 18 or 20cm Round Springform Cake Tin Ingredients 1. Base Choco Ripple …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    My Legendary Banana Cake

    There are so many different Banana Cake recipes. I had tried four or five different recipes until I tried a Japanese one. I normally don’t like Japanese cake recipes because they always require weighing ingredients. I like measuring by cups. Anyway I tried the recipe with very well ripe bananas which were nearly black. The …

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