raisins

  • Cold Sweets

    Rum & Raisin Cassata Ice Cream

    ‘Cassata’ is a traditional Sicilian layered cake made with Ricotta and Candied Fruit. However, for many Australians, ‘Cassata’ is an Ice Cream Cake containing candied or dried fruit and nuts. This is my Cheat Cassata that is made with store-bought Vanilla Ice Cream. You can sandwich it with two slices of Sponge Cake. Today I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Instant Carrot Cake

    When you crave a piece of Carrot Cake, you can make this Carrot Cake in a coffee cup in less than 5 minutes, only if you have a Carrot and, most importantly, a microwave. The hardest part is grating a Carrot, I suppose. No Egg is needed. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 1 small Carrot *grated …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Ricotta & Rum Raisin Tarts

    This tart is made with almost same ingredients as ‘Ricotta & Jam Tart’ and can be made into one large tart like it. Today I made small tarts using a standard size muffin pan. Raisins (OR Sultanas) don’t need to be steeped in Rum, especially for children. Makes 12 small tarts Ingredients Basic Shortcrust Pastry125g …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Polenta (Cornmeal) Cookies

    These Italian ‘Zaletti’ inspired cookies are ‘love them or hate them’ cookies. As the main ingredient is Polenta (Cornmeal), the cookie’s texture is grainy. If you don’t enjoy the texture of cornbread, you might not enjoy them. But I love them!!! Makes 24 cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 cup Polenta (Cornmeal)3/4 …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cream Cheese Cake With Rum Raisins

    Based on my ‘Steamed Cream Cheese Cake’, I made a larger steamed cake. As I am such a big fan of Rum & Raisins (Sultanas), I added them to the cake. This ‘Steamed Cream Cheese Cake With Rum Raisins’ is so soft, moist and fluffy like a soufflé. And it is alcoholic, so it’s only …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cake

    These days in Japan, many people have an oven in their kitchen, but it is most likely bench-top oven, rather small and looks like a microwave. Home baking is still not very popular over there. When I was a child, no one had the oven. But my mother and grandmother used to make cakes. How? …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    ‘Hot Cross Bun’ Flavour Soft Cookies

    Did you make Hot Cross Buns during Easter holidays? If you have some leftover ingredients, this is a good recipe to use them up. I made these soft cookies using the leftover Mixed Peels. The amount of Sultanas (Raisins) and Mixed Peels is just a suggestion. You can add more or less. Makes 12 Cookies …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Raisin Salad

    Once I bought this salad from a store and fell in love with it. There are many different ‘Carrot & Raisin Salad’ recipes but most of them are too sweet for me. Carrot is a sweet vegetable and Raisins are very sweet. You don’t need to add much Sugar, Honey or Maple Syrup. I have …

  • Cold Sweets

    Rum & Raisin Granita

    Rum & Raisin ice-cream, Rum & Raisin chocolate, Rum & Raisin cake, Rum & Raisin pudding, I love ‘Rum & Raisin’. And this is the world’s easiest ‘Rum & Raisin’ dessert. If you have Raisins steeped in Rum in your pantry, you only need Sugar and Water to make this dessert. By the way, this …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Rum & Raisins

    I always have a jar of rum-steeped Raisins/Sultanas in my pantry. It’s good to have, because they do magic on simple ice-cream or chocolate or anything. I highly recommend you to keep this in your pantry, too.See my ‘Rum & Raisin Granita’ recipe and ‘Rum & Sultana Cake’ recipe. Ingredients Raisins OR SultanasRum Method If …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Rum & Sultana Cake

    This cake is not for children because it is highly alcoholic. To make this cake, you need to soak sultanas in rum for a few days. I always have a jar of rum-steeped sultanas/raisins in my pantry. It’s good to have, because they do magic on simple ice-cream or chocolate or anything. Cake Tin Loaf …