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  • Cold Sweets

    Umeshu Jelly

    ‘Umeshu’ is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping unripe Ume fruits in strong alcohol, such as Shōchū, and Sugar. It has quite high alcohol content, and believe or not, I was allowed to drink it when I was a child. It was mixed with plenty of cold water, though.  This jelly is very alcoholic and …

  • Cold Sweets Tofu

    Cream Cheese & Tofu Dessert

    Have you tried my ‘Tofu Chocolate Truffles’? Tofu can be used for sweets. This is another example. Simply mix the drained Silken Tofu with softened Cream Cheese, and add Lemon and Sugar. Today I added some Mango, but naturally you can use any fruit. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 150g Silken Tofu *drained4 tablespoons (60g) Cream …

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    Mixed Berries & Yoghurt Fool

    This simple dessert is somehow underrated these days, but it always comes to my mind when I think about the berry dessert. It’s an English dessert. Traditionally, fruit fool is made by folding stewed fruit into custard, but I use Whipped Cream and Yoghurt. It’s so easy to make. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup …

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    Creme Caramel à La Mode

    This dessert is called ‘Purin à La Mode’ in Japan. ‘Purin’ is a Japanese name for Creme Caramel. According to Wikipedia, this dessert was invented by a hotel in Yokohama to entertain wives of American GHQ officers after World War Ⅱ. I never knew that, but this dessert was always popular at family restaurants and …

  • Cold Sweets

    Cream Cheese & Yoghurt Jelly

    To make this dessert, I bought a Tupperware jelly mould and it was before my first child was born. So, this recipe is older than my son. The amount of Sugar is up to your preference, but it shouldn’t be too sweet. Fruit can be any fruit that can go well with cream cheese flavour. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Apricot Crumble Cake

    This delicious cake can be made with any seasonal fruit. This time I used Apricots. You may wish to use plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, etc. If you don’t have any seasonal fruit, canned fruit is totally fine. Enjoy with softly whipped cream or yoghurt. Cake Tin 20cm Square Cake Tin Crumble 50g Butter 3 …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Wine Kanten Jelly

    Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but its texture is different. The advantage of using Kanten and Agar as gelling agent is that it can set liquid with the fruit such as fresh Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit or Mango. Those fruits break down the protein found in gelatine and prevent the jelly from setting. This doesn’t …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Pear & Custard Tart

    When I find some pears in the fruit basket getting very soft, I always make them into ‘Pear Upside-down Cake‘. But I recently discovered this custard tart is another good dessert to use up the softened pears. This is almost identical to my ‘Banana & Custard Tart‘. Pears can be replaced by peaches, cherries, apples …

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    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. The recipe is simple and it …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Creamy Stewed Apples

    It’s winter in Melbourne. On the cold nights, warm desserts make everyone happy. This warm and creamy stewed apple dessert was my children’s favourite winter dessert. I sometimes use tinned pear or peach, that are already soft and don’t need to be stewed. Rum is totally optional for children but I add it, generous amount, …

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