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    Peanut ‘Sembei’ Biscuits

    ‘Sembei’ are, most commonly, Japanese rice crackers. Soy sauce flavoured ones are the most popular, but there are sweet types. The ingredients for those sweet ‘Sembai’ can include Wheat Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Basically they are sweet biscuits. This ‘Peanut Sembei’ is one of them. Unsophisticated and rustic biscuits bring back my childhood memories. Makes …

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    My ‘Melting Moments’ With Lemon Cream

    The original English ‘Melting Moments’ are different cookies. But, here in Australia, ‘Melting Moments’ look like these. My cookies are custard shortbread, that contains custard powder. For a long time, I underrated custard powder because I thought making custard with custard powder was unthinkable. However, good quality custard powder contains only ‘Cornflour, Salt, Flavour from …

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    ANZAC Biscuits

    ‘ANZAC Biscuits’ have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. ANZAC was first operated during the Gallipoli Campaign. April 25 is ‘Anzac Day’ in Australia and New Zealand. It is a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and …

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    Icebox Cookies

    Icebox cookies are ‘Slice & Bake’ cookies. The dough is formed into a log, chilled in the fridge, then sliced into rounds or squares before baking. It’s so handy to have cookie dough in the fridge, as you can enjoy freshly baked cookies anytime.Today I made two different flavours. Simply divide the dough in half, …

  • Cold Sweets

    Black Forest Trifle Dessert

    Many months ago, I decided that I would make ‘Black Forest Trifle’ next time I have some leftover chocolate cake. However, no such ‘next time’ ever occurred. But I didn’t want to bake chocolate cake just to make this dessert. ‘Isn’t there any easy way?’ I wondered. I was looking for ready-made chocolate sponge or …

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    Soft Raisin Cookies

    One of my children’s favourite childhood snacks is ‘Soft Raisin Cookies’. When we were living in Japan, a CO-OP store near our house was selling them and my children loved the cookies so much. After we returned to Australia, I started recreating those raisin cookies. There was no recipe available, I just tried again and …

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    Gingerbread Characters

    My children have been always creative and they enjoyed making Gingerbread Characters when they were young. To decorate the characters, they used chocolate chips, ‘Smarties’, lollies and icing. One day I made a character’s mouth (lips) using sliced red lolly snake, and that upset my son so badly. He removed those red lips from the …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Walnut Cinnamon Muscovado Cookies

    I used to make these cookies without cinnamon. OriginalIy it was ‘Kinako’, finely ground roasted soy beans, and Muscovado Cookies. One day, my daughter told me that cinnamon would be good to add extra flavour to it. The result was great. 1 teaspoonful of ground Cinnamon really improved the flavour. I admit that my daughter’s …

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    Shortbread Butter Biscuits

    Many years ago, I wrote down this recipe in my recipe book. I don’t remember where it came from. This recipe is so easy for me as I hate weighing ingredients. It is also very versatile and easy to modify its flavour by adding extra ingredients such as ‘Matcha Powder’ or ‘Lemon Zest’ or ‘Nuts’. …

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    Choco Chip Cookies

    I used to bake these ‘Choco Chip Cookies’ regularly when my children were young. The amount of Caster Sugar for this recipe has been reduced from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup because of my daughter’s health consciousness. Today I baked them for the first time in many years and ‘Wow!’ the smell of the cookies …

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