strawberry

  • Cold Sweets

    My Children’s Parfait

    This is the dessert that my children used to make by themselves when they were young. While we were living in Japan for a short period of time, my children fell in love with Japanese style parfait, made by layering jelly, whipped cream, ice cream, and fruit, usually served in a tall glass. After we …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with sweet Azuki paste. There are many variations these days, and this ‘Strawberry Daifuku Mochi’ is probably the most popular one. I wouldn’t try to make it if I were in Japan. However, here in Melbourne where I …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry Milk Pectin Jelly

    In Japan, there is a milk dessert called ‘Fruiche’, that helped me survive during Japan’s hot summers as I always lost my appetite. House Foods, a well known food company that is famous for Curry Roux, sells ‘Fruiche’ mixture in a variety of flavours, and the mixture sets like soft jelly when mixed with cold …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Eton Mess

    Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped cream. I have heard about it and read about it, and it inspired me to make a dessert ‘Mango & Passionfruit Mess’, which is absolutely easy to make and delicious. Then I finally made ‘Eton Mess’. I understand …

  • Fruit

    Strawberry Sauce

    Do you like strawberry sauce topping for ice cream, cheesecake or pancakes? I bet you do! Do you know what is in the shop-bought strawberry sauce? The most common ingredients are Water, Sugar, Strawberries, Thickener, Colour, Strawberry Flavour, Food Acid, Vegetable Gum and Preservative. Do you know what you need to make it at home? …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry ‘Tiramisu’

    September 2018 in Australia, there was a report that a sawing needle had been found in a strawberry in Queensland. After the incident, more and more needles have been found in strawberries all over Australia, and some farmers were forced to dump their harvest as they couldn’t sell them. Strawberries totally disappeared from supermarkets for …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    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, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Rhubarb & Strawberry Cobbler

    Many many years ago, it was before our eldest son was born, my husband and I were planning a dinner party but we had no idea for dessert. One night we watched a TV show called ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ and a lady showed us how to cook ‘Rhubarb & Strawberry Cobbler’, which I decided …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry Bavarois

    Strawberry Bavarois is a creamy jelly desert. This is my super-easy method. If you wish to mould it, you might need extra gelatine. This is a soft jelly, so let it set in glasses. See my healthy ‘Strawberry & Yoghurt Jelly’ recipe as well. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 6 sheets (10g) Gelatine Leaves …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Strawberry & Yoghurt Jelly Cake

    When I first made this cake for my health-conscious daughter, I used Natvia instead of Sugar. Please replace ‘Sugar’ in this recipe with your favourite natural sweetener if you like. I recommend to make this cake one day before, so that the sponge cake will be moist and jelly is firmly set. Cake Tin 20cm …

  • Cold Sweets Halloween

    Brain

    It’s not real brain!!! Actually it is Strawberry Bavarois, a creamy jelly desert moulded in human brain shape. We bought a plastic brain jelly mould on eBay. I guarantee this Strawberry Bavarois will make your guests scream at your Halloween party. By the way, none of our guest touched it! Makes 1 Moulded Brain You …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    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 3 Egg Whites3 Egg Yolks90g (100ml) Caster Sugar90g (150ml) Self-Raising Flour15g Butter *melted1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 300ml Thickened …