sweets

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Doughnuts

    My Doughnuts recipe is based on my sweet bread dough recipe. Firmer dough is easier to manage, so you can add extra Flour to make the dough firmer. I use a round scone cutter to cut out discs and a small vegetable cutter’s other end to cut out centres. Some people do not cut out …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    ANZAC Biscuits

    ‘ANZAC Biscuits’ have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. ANZAC was first operated during the Gallipoli Campaign. April 25 is ‘Anzac Day’ in Australia and New Zealand. It is a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot & Oats Balls

    I made Apricot Sauce’ on the other day and there was some leftover in the fridge. I decided to make these delightful & gluten-free ‘Apricot & Oats Balls’. Simply mix same amount of Apricot Sauce and Instant Oats (or ground Rolled Oats) and heat in the microwave. I added Desiccated Coconut and chopped Dry Apricots …

  • 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 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Dorayaki with Peanut Butter

    One of the most famous Japanese sweets is ‘Dorayaki’, thanks to the Manga and adapted TV Anime series ‘Doraemon’. ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. My children love it but my husband doesn’t eat it, because he doesn’t like Azuki paste. I tried to make ‘Dorayaki’ …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Mango & Passionfruit Mess

    I have heard about ‘Eton Mess’, that is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped cream. I have never eaten it, but it probably tastes like our famous ‘Pavlova’. ‘Eton Mess’ inspired me to make this dessert, which is seriously delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 to 2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Passionfruit Icing

    Our next-door neighbours, Mr. & Mrs. Taylor, planted some Passionfruit along the fence some years ago. The passionfruit plants have grown so well, even over our trees and bushes. They must be looking after the plants incredibly well, as we have been harvesting lots and lots of purple passionfruit this year. Aren’t we lucky? Ingredients …

  • Cold Sweets

    Warabi Mochi

    When I shared my ‘Super Quick Milk Mochi’ recipe on Cookpad, someone found it and tried to make it. The person wrote that he/she had seen it in a Japanese Anime and had been quite curious about what it tastes like. I believe what the person saw in the Anime was ‘Warabi Mochi’ that is …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets

    Super Quick Milk Mochi

    When I was a very young girl, my mother often made this dessert. She used Potato Starch rather than Corn Starch, sometimes she used Water not Milk. It’s basically Milk or Water thickened with starch. I loved to eat it with Muscovado Syrup and ‘Kinako’, ground roasted soy beans. The gooey paste turns firmer and …

  • Sweets

    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 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed Sweets

    Sweet Coconut Dumplings

    These dumplings are almost identical to my ‘Daifuku Mochi’, but they are made in a totally different way. This time, I used ‘Azuki’ Red Bean Paste for the filling, but Custard is also recommended. The sweet pastes that can be made from Canned Butter Beans are also very nice. The Coconut coating of these dumplings …

  • Bread Cold Sweets

    Brioche in Syrup with Lemon Cream

    When I was a uni student, there was a small cake shop next to the supermarket where I always bought my groceries. The cake shop was full of pretty sweets and cakes, but one rather plain looking cake was attracting my attention. It was actually ‘Brioche à Tête’ soaked in syrup and capped with whipped …

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