sweets

  • Potato Sweets

    Fried & Glazed Japanese Sweet Potato

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables that I miss. My favourite Japanese Sweet Potato dish is ‘Daigaku Imo’ (大学芋) that is deep-fried Sweet Potato coated with sweet and savoury glaze. I have tried to make it using Sweet Potatoes that are available in Australia and none of them was good. Then, today I …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apple Custard

    I don’t know how young I was, probably 6 or 7 years old. I still remember the day my mother cooked this dessert for my sisters and me. Apple pieces were still crunchy. I wished if they were softer. That’s my first memory that I ever tasted custard. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Apples1 tablespoon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chocolate & Coffee Scones

    Here is another variation of Auntie Lorna’s Scone. All my scone recipes are based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe, because that’s the first and the only recipe that I have learned. According to the amount of dry ingredients and other wet ingredients, the amount of Milk needs to be altered. Once you know the texture …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Peach Cobbler

    This is a Super Easy recipe to make ‘Peach Cobbler’ just for you when you crave it. However, this recipe can be easily multiplied to make more servings. If you microwave it, Peach Cobbler will be ready in 5 minutes. If you can wait, bake it in the oven and you will get lovely crusty …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon & White Chocolate Scones

    Our next-door neighbours are very kind and they regularly share their garden harvests with us. Now I have a bucketful of Lemons! I am so grateful because our lemon trees have never produced fruit and I always have to buy them. Today I baked these Lemon flavoured scones based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe. I …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Sweet Azuki Swirl Loaf

    Today I was making ‘An Pan’, that is a Japanese sweet bread roll filled with Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. Suddenly my ‘laziness’ kicked in and I wanted to make something easier. So, instead of wrapping the Azuki paste with the dough, I rolled it, placed it in a loaf tin, and baked it. OMG!!! …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Monkey Bread (Cinnamon Bread Bites)

    When I spent a year in Alabama in the US nearly 30 years ago, I came across many delicious foods. ‘Monkey Bread’ is one of them. I tried to make it using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, which amount is perfect for my family. If you have never heard of ‘Monkey Bread’, try it once. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Okinawa Doughnuts

    ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Sweet Cream Cheese Spring Rolls

    Spring Roll Wrappers are made with Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil, Salt. Naturally they are absolutely suitable for sweets as well. I had some leftover Spring Roll Wrappers and Cream Cheese. They turned into this delicious snack. Makes 8 Pieces Ingredients 2 square sheet Spring Roll Wrappers60g Cream Cheese2 tablespoons Caster SugarSome Sultanas OR RaisinsOil …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Cupcakes

    I bought a bag of peeled roasted Chestnuts at an Asian grocery store. I coarsely chopped the Chestnuts and mixed them into my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’. As the flavour of the cupcakes was so good, I decided to decorate the cakes like my ‘Mont Blanc Cake’. A bitter sweet memory instantly came back and I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Cheesecake Dessert

    When you saw something delicious and knew you could’t have it, what would you do? I would try to make it by myself. I saw this dessert on the internet. They say a convenience store chain in Japan is selling it. My copy looks like it, and tastes great! Makes 6 servings Ingredients Matcha Cheesecake250g …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    Sweet Azuki & Sesame Seeds Spring Rolls

    There is a popular fried dumpling filled with Sweet Azuki Paste and coated with Sesame Seeds. I tried to make something similar to it using Spring Roll Wrappers. This dessert is absolutely easy to make. Fried crunchy Sesame Seeds and Sweet Azuki Paste are delicious when combined. I like to use Black Sesame Seeds for …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    Tsubu-an From Canned Azuki

    Since the discovery of Canned Azuki Beans at a local supermarket, my ‘Tsubu-an’ making has become very easy. Sweet Azuki Paste is available from Asian Grocery stores but they are quite pricey. Canned Azuki Beans are cheap. From 1 can, you can make about 1 cupful of Sweet Azuki Paste easily and quickly. Makes About …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Cinnamon Rolls

    ‘Kamome Shokudō’ is a 2006 Japanese comedy film that is set in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. It’s a story about a woman who sets up a small cafe serving Japanese-style food. Many delicious-looking foods appear on the film but the Finnish ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ holds the key to attracting the local customers. I started …

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