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  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Azuki Cake

    Steamed cakes are very popular in Japan. Many people still don’t have the oven in their kitchen, steaming is a popular method to make cakes. It’s energy-efficient, too. You won’t find ‘Sugar’ in this recipe. That’s because ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Condensed Milk contain a lot of Sugar. This cake is very sweet. Do …

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    Marzipan Stuffed Sultana (Raisin) Bread Cake

    December nears and shops are full of Christmas foods. I saw ‘Stollen’ in an ALDI store and the ‘Stollen’, that was made with so many ingredients including Palm Oil and Preservatives, inspired me to make this Sultana Bread Cake. I used commonly available natural ingredients only. Makes 30cm Log Ingredients 1/2 to 1 cup Rum …

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    Sweet Potato ‘Yōkan’ Cake

    There is a Japanese sweet called ‘Imo Yōkan’, that is made with Japanese Sweet Potato. I have been trying to make it using Australian common orange-colour Sweet Potato, in some different traditional methods, and no method worked well. So, I decided to make it in a very different way. Finally, I am happy with this …

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    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 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 …

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    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 …

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    Microwave Instant Sponge Cake

    When you need a small amount of Sponge Cake for dessert or you simply crave it, this Sponge Cake can be made in 5 minutes. I am writing this recipe for my own future reference. Makes 1 to 2 servings*Today I used Microwave-safe Container 13cm in diameter Ingredients 1 large Egg2 tablespoons Caster SugarVanilla Extract3 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Pound Cake

    I added Sweetened Chestnut Cream and also coarsely chopped Roasted Chestnuts to my Pound Cake batter. You definitely need Rum for this cake. This is a divine cake for chestnut lovers like me. Cake Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 150g peeled Roasted Chestnuts *coarsely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Rum125g Butter *cut into small pieces, softened …

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    Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables I miss. I used to make cakes and desserts using it. The common Sweet Potato in Australia is the orange colour one and it lacks sweetness. But it is OK for this ‘Sweet Potato Cupcakes’. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato *about 400g125g Butter *cut …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Apple & Carrot Bread

    There are many Apple Bread recipes but I would call them Apple Cake. All use too much Sugar. I first made this ‘Apple Bread’ by adding 1 Apple to my ‘Carrot Bread’, and the batter ended up too runny. I realised that Milk shouldn’t be added because enough liquid would come out from Carrot and …

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    Coffee Cupcakes

    When I make coffee flavoured cookies and cakes, I usually add Instant Coffee Granules, but today I added ground Coffee Beans to these cupcakes. You know Coffee Beans are edible. For extra coffee flavour, I spread Coffee Butter Cream on top. The smell was amazing! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar2 …

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    Glazed Pound Chocolate Cake

    I use 125g of each ingredients instead of 1 pound (454g) each to make my ‘Basic Pound Cake’. I added 125g melted Dark Chocolate to it to make this chocolate cake, but the recipe has been altered slightly. Now I am happy to share this recipe. Icing is optional but it makes the cake look …

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    Chestnut Cupcakes

    I bought a bag of peeled roasted Chestnuts at an Asian grocery store. I coarsely chopped the Chestnuts and mixed them into my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’. As the flavour of the cupcakes was so good, I decided to decorate the cakes like my ‘Mont Blanc Cake’. A bitter sweet memory instantly came back and I …

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    Banana Chocolate Cake

    When I have ripe Bananas, I wait for a few more days until they turn very dark and smell nearly fermenting. Then I make ‘My Legendary Banana Cake’, always the same cake. Today I wanted to make something different, so I decided to add Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Chips. I increased the amount of Butter …

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