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    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Icebox Cookies

    Icebox cookies are ‘Slice & Bake’ cookies. The dough is formed into a log, chilled in the fridge, then sliced into rounds or squares before baking. It’s so handy to have cookie dough in the fridge, as you can enjoy freshly baked cookies anytime.Today I made two different flavours. Simply divide the dough in half, …

  • Cold Sweets

    Super Easy Vanilla Ice-cream

    If you have a food processor, home-made ice-cream is easy to make. Some types of blenders are powerful enough to make it, too. When you make frozen fruit desserts, you simple process frozen fruit pieces with cream or yoghurt. You make Vanilla Ice-cream in the same way. By adding extra ingredients, you can create a …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Butter Bean Spreads

    I often use sweetened butter bean paste for making Japanese sweets, but my husband is not a big fan of sweetened beans. He doesn’t eat even ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is an essential ingredient for Asian sweets. I realised that the sweetness and the flavour of beans are not a good mix for some …

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    Basic Plain Cupcakes

    If you are a beginner cook and looking for a cupcake recipe, this is the most basic and easy-to-remember recipe. Once you have succeeded in baking these plain ones, you will wish to create new flavours by adding extra ingredients such as Cocoa Powder, Sultanas, Cinnamon & Apple, etc. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Butter 125g …

  • Cold Sweets

    Lemon Curd & Yoghurt Mousse Cake

    My daughter and I have been in love with ‘Barkers Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd’ from NZ. It is so good! I wanted to make a dessert using it. To make this dessert, you need no lemon juice, no sugar, no butter, or no cream! Just mix Greek Style Yoghurt and the delicious Lemon Curd, and …

  • Cold Sweets

    Whipped Cream Custard

    This is a very versatile soft cream that can be used for many dessert, particularly perfect for the trifle. Its softness can be altered by adding less milk or whipped cream for firmer texture. If you want it sweeter, add more sugar. This recipe uses a half of my ‘Basic Custard’, but you can use …

  • 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 …

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    Super Easy Caramel Sauce

    Caramelising Sugar sounds scary? Follow my recipe, and you will never ruin your saucepan. You won’t spend hours cleaning the disaster. My recipe uses Caster Sugar, so you will see the colour change clearly, and that means you will know exactly when to stop cooking. ‘Caramel Sauce’ can be EASY! Ingredients Caster Sugar 1/2 cup …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Croissant Pudding

    Old and dry croissant works better than freshly baked ones, so those on sale because there are at end of shelf life are perfect for this recipe. You can make a large pudding using a pie dish, but I use four 10cm ramekins for individual serve. Before baking, microwave the puddings for a few minutes …

  • 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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    Gingerbread Characters

    My children have been always creative and they enjoyed making Gingerbread Characters when they were young. To decorate the characters, they used chocolate chips, ‘Smarties’, lollies and icing. One day I made a character’s mouth (lips) using sliced red lolly snake, and that upset my son so badly. He removed those red lips from the …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Apple Crumble

    Everyone’s favourite dessert ‘Apple Crumble’ can’t be easier than this. All novice cooks should try this recipe and gain your confidence. I always use Granny Smith apples for this dessert. Granny Smith apple is originated in Australia and it is one of the most popular cooking apples. It gets soft quite quickly and you don’t …

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    My Egg Tarts

    I love Portuguese Egg Tarts. When I tried it for the first time at a local community market, I fell in love with it instantly. I wanted to make them by myself. I found many different recipes and methods on the internet, and I still don’t know which one is the best. So I decided …

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    Chestnut Crostata

    ‘Crostata’ is Italian baked tart. The reason why I call this tart ‘Crostata’ is because a photo of ‘Hazelnut Crostata’ taken on a street in Florence had inspired me to create it. My shortcrust pastry is super-easy as always. Using ready-made Sweetened Chestnut Puree (Cream or Paste), this crostata can be made so easily. If …

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