coconut

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lamington Style Cake

    ‘Lamington’ is an Australian cake, made with Butter Cake OR Sponge Cake, cut into square pieces, dipped into soft Chocolate Icing to coat all over, then rolled in Desiccated Coconut. You need to make enormous amount of Chocolate Icing to make ‘Lamington’. The cake pieces are often sliced and sandwich whipped cream OR jam, OR …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coconut Cake

    ‘Sachi’s Coconut Cookies’ are supposed to be flat and crispy, but sometimes they turn rather round and soft. Those soft ones are actually quite popular. Then I have made it into a cake by adding more Eggs and Lemon Zest. If you love the Coconut Cookies, this cake is dangerously addictive to you. Cake Tin …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

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    My Peanut Sauce

    On the other day, at my friend’s house, I tasted ‘Roti’ bread with peanut sauce for the very first time in my life. It was a takeaway food from a local Thai restaurant. I instantly fell in love with ‘Roti’ and the sauce, but again I found the sauce too sweet for me. So I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Jam & Coconut Slices

    Jam & Coconut Slices are popular, but I always find them too sweet. Then I made this recipe and the sweetness of the slices is just right for me. 2 tablespoons Sugar for the base might sound too little, but you must remember that the jam is very sweet. Today I used Lemon Curd, but …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Butter Beans Chocolate Truffles

    Shiro-an made from tinned Butter Beans is a very versatile ingredient for sweets. This Chocolate Truffle recipe is dairy-free and oil-free. You would hardly believe it’s Butter Beans! Add nuts and dry fruit that you like and make your own recipe. Makes 20 balls Ingredients Canned Butter Beans 200g *rinsed and drained well*You get about …

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    Sachi’s Coconut Cookies

    This is my daughter Sachi’s recipe. To be precise, this is the recipe that she learned at her school. I loved these cookies, so I asked her to write down the recipe in my recipe book, which will belong to her one day. There are many Coconut Cookie recipes out there, but I think this …