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    Playdough

    This playdough is great fun to play with and it’s great fun to make it. My son was always very creative and enjoyed making things with a variety of materials when young. Playdough was an essential material for him, and now he has grown up to be an artist. Ingredients Plain Flour 1 cup Sakt …

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    Cinnamon Rolls

    ‘Kamome Shokudō’ is a 2006 Japanese comedy film that is set in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. It’s a story about a woman who sets up a small cafe serving Japanese-style food. Many delicious-looking foods appear on the film but the Finnish ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ holds the key to attracting the local customers. I started …

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    Basic Shortcrust Pastry

    I never wanted to bother making pastry from scratch. But I have done it once to find out how easy it is. My shortcrust pastry is very versatile. It can be sweet or savoury. I always use ordinary salted Butter. The softness can be adjusted by adding Cold Water or more Flour. Ingredients Plain Flour …

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    Twisted Fried Cookies

    When I was a young child, my mother was a full-time mother looking after three children. My family was poor and couldn’t afford to buy sweets. But my sisters and I always enjoyed sweets that our mother cooked for us. This is one of them. 1 cup flour, some sugar and 1 egg, and oil …

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    Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread

    ‘Pão de Queijo’ (Cheese Bread in Portuguese) is a small cheese roll, a popular food in Brazil. The reason why I started baking ‘Pão de queijo’ is because I simply fell in love with this bread roll when I first tasted it in Japan. More then 10 years ago, my family lived in a city …

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    Lorna’s Scones

    Lorna is one of my husband’s great-aunties, his grandfather Theo’s young sister. My husband lived with her and her husband Ern when he was at Uni. They were lovely people. They say Lorna was a good baker. Many years ago, when I wanted to bake scones for the first time, she gave me her recipe. …

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    Jeanette’s Pasta Recipe

    Many years ago, then-young my daughter gave me a pasta maker as a Christmas gift. She asked me to make home-made pasta many times but I never used it, and one day I decided to sell it on eBay. My daughter said it was OK to sell it because I was not using it, but …

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    My Mother’s Stick Doughnuts

    My mother’s doughnuts were not round. They were sticks and my sisters and I loved them. And our children, her grandchildren, loved them. Her neighbours also loved them. That’s why she used to make a lot of them when she decided to make them. There was no recipe. She just mixed flour, sugar and eggs. …

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    Milky Stick Bread

    Many years ago, my family lived in Japan for a short period of time. My children enjoyed Japanese culture and food. There were some food they were extremely fond of. One of them was ‘Stick Bread’. They were slightly sweet stick-shaped soft bread in a perfect bite-size for children. What is so special about those …

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    Sachi’s Pizza Dough

    I am a cooking enthusiast. But I have never wanted to make pizza from scratch. It is always my daughter Sachi who is willing to work without sparing herself to let us enjoy the homemade pizza! I just keep her dough recipe on this website for my own reference. Makes 2 to 3 Large Pizza …