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  • Cold Sweets

    Basic Bavarois with Mixed Berry Sauce

    When I want to use up the leftover egg yolks, I often make custard desserts. This is one of them. Some recipes say we should cook the egg yolks with milk, but I don’t cook because the hot milk is added to the egg yolk mixture and it will almost cook the egg yolk. This …

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    Wine Kanten Jelly

    Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but its texture is different. The advantage of using Kanten (or 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 …

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    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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    Creamy Milk Kanten Jelly with Fruit

    Kanten is a gelling agent which is very low in calories and it won’t melt when warm. It is made from seaweeds and similar to Agar Agar. Kanten is very useful if you want to make a jelly using Pineapple and Kiwi Fruit or Mango, as these fruits break down the protein found in gelatine, …

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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 …

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    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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    Sachi’s Lemon Cake with Blueberries

    This is my daughter Sachi’s recipe. To be precise, this is the recipe that she learned from Auntie Joan for her school project many years ago. Originally the recipe required 1 cup of Caster Sugar and I reduced it to 3/4 cup. I often bake the cake with some berries, or serve the cake with …

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    Banana & Custard Tart

    I used to make this dessert for my kids quite often. It was one of their favourites, but they were in doubt at first because they had never tasted cooked bananas before. This tart tastes best when it is cold, I think. So I recommend to cool it completely. I cooked it for the first …

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    Strawberry Shortcake

    The most popular cake in Japan is probably this ‘Strawberry Shortcake’. I don’t know why it is called ‘Shortcake’ but we all think of this particular cake when speaking of ‘Shortcake’. Cake Tin 20cm Round Cake Tin Ingredients Self-Raising Flour 90g Caster Sugar 90g Large Eggs 3 *separated yolks and whites Butter 15g *melted Vanilla …

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    Milk Fruit Kanten

    I scarcely remember the time when I was in my third year of primary school, but I clearly remember a boxed lunch that my mother made for me on a school excursion day. My lunch impressed all teachers and their praises made me so happy. The most outstanding food in the lunch box was this …