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    Focaccia With Cheese Inside

    I love my ‘1-Hour Focaccia’ recipe. When I am not in a hurry, I don’t add Baking Powder to the dough. On the other day, when I was about to make Cheesy Focaccia using the recipe, I decided to sandwich the cheese instead of topping it on the bread, so that I could cook it …

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    Golden Syrup Dumplings

    It was before our first child was born. My husband and I tried to make this dessert for the first time. We ended up by burning the dumplings. We tried again and again, but we always burned the dumplings. Now I know that we were doing OK but the recipe was wrong! This dessert is …

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    Overnight Proofing Plain Flour Rustic Bread

    ‘YouTube’ is a treasure island for many. We can find all sort of tutorial videos. I learned how to make this ‘Plain Flour Rustic Bread’ on ‘YouTube’, however, it was too much of a bother to me. I don’t like weighing the ingredients. I don’t have the required tools, especially the proofing basket and Dutch …

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    Basic Brioche

    This is one of my old recipes and I used to call this bread ‘Egg Bread’. Now I call it ‘Brioche’ because it is almost identical to a Brioche recipe that I recently found and it sounds nicer. You can bake whole in a loaf tin, or divide to make rolls. This time I baked …

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    ‘Oyaki’

    If you have travelled in Shinshu region Japan, you might have tasted the authentic ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan. ‘Oyaki’ are particularly popular in Nagano Prefecture which is …

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    Greek Flat Bread for Souvlaki or Dips

    Souvlaki is my family’s favourite Greek food and we always enjoy Souvlaki with flat bread. I use to buy the Souvlaki bread, but I realised that I could make them at home. My recipe is based on my ‘1-Hour Focaccia’ recipe and these bread are better than store-bought ones as always. And it’s EASY! Makes …

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    Savoury Pancakes

    These pancakes have soft and chewy texture that is similar to the dumpling wrappers. They are perfect for Peking Duck or similar Asian dishes. The best way to cook is using a non-stick frying pan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Plain Flour 2 cups Water 2 cups Salt 1/4 teaspoon Canola Oil 1-2 tablespoons Sesame Oil …

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    Basic White Bread

    I used to wake up in the morning, in the house that was filled with the lovely smell of baking bread thanks to my bread-baking machine. I don’t have the machine any more and I bake bread using the oven. But this ‘Basic White Bread’ recipe is always same. For the machine, I had to …

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    Potato Flat Bread

    A few days ago, I tried ‘Savoury Potato Pancake’ recipe that I found on a Japanese cooking site. I would not approve the recipe. The grated raw potato has an unpleasant smell and the cooked potato pancakes still have the smell. You got to get rid of the smell. Then I started trying to make …

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    1-Hour Focaccia

    When I was cooking ‘Chicken Cream Stew’ for dinner one day, I was regretful that I hadn’t bought a nice crusty bread. I still had 50 minutes until dinner time, so I started making bread. I had heard about microwave enforced proofing for quick bread making. I made 4 bread rolls that evening. The bread …

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    Super Easy Flatbread

    Melbourne is a multicultural city and I have come across so many interesting foods. Until I started living in Melbourne, I never knew there are so many different types of bread including many varieties of flatbreads. I often bake bread at home, but nothing is easier than this ‘Super Easy Flatbread’. The ingredients are Plain …

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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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    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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