Baked & Fried Sweets

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    Strawberry Cupcakes

    I used my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’ recipe to make these Strawberry Cupcakes, but I replaced Milk with pureed Strawberries. As the Strawberries that I used were a little sour, I should have added extra Sugar. These pink coloured Cupcakes look pretty and they smelled amazing when baking in the oven. You may wish to decorate …

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    No-Dairy Lemon Cookies

    This is No-Dairy version of my ‘Soft Lemon Cookies’. I used Sunflower Oil instead of Butter, and I increased the amount of Flour as I used a Whole Egg today. These cookies turned actually crispy unlike the original Soft Cookies made with Butter. If you prefer softer cookies, take them out early. Makes 22 Cookies …

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    Melting Moments with Passionfruit Cream

    My ‘Melting Moment’ cookies are custard shortbread, that is made with Custard Powder. Since I discovered that good quality Custard Powder contains only Corn Starch, Salt, Flavour from Milk, natural Yellow Colour from the Achiote tree seeds and nothing artificial, I have been using it to replace Corn Starch, and also to add yellow colour …

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    One Choco Chip Cookie

    When you crave something sweet just for yourself but have nothing, a mug cake is a good option if you have a microwave. Most mug cakes can be made in five minutes. I have shared a variety of mug cake recipes on this website. Here is another recipe for you to try, but it’s not …

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    Cream Cheese Soft Cookies

    The other day, I added leftover Cream Cheese to my Lemon Cookies. Cookies were not sweet enough. That’s because Cream Cheese was added, and also I added extra Flour as the dough became awfully soft. Adding extra Flour was a bad decision. I should have cooled the dough in the fridge. The very soft and …

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    100% Buckwheat Cookies

    Old fashioned Buckwheat Cookies are still available to purchase in Japan. Store-bought Buckwheat Cookies are mostly likely made with Buckwheat Flour and also Wheat Flour. These cookies are made with 100% Buckwheat Flour. You can smell Buckwheat while you are baking them. I would enjoy these cookies with Green Tea, but some people say Hōjicha …

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    ‘Whatever Fruit You Have’ Cake

    This cake batter is actually my Basic Plain Cupcake batter, that is very versatile and I use it most frequently. You can add ‘Whatever Fruit You Have’ to it and make a simple Fruit Cake. Fruit can be fresh, cooked, canned OR frozen. Today I added Apple and Canned Plums, which I have been struggling …

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    Banana Shortbread Cookies

    The other day, I realised I have never used Bananas for Cookies (except for Oats Cookies and Muesli Bars). What would happen if I added Banana to the cookie dough? So I tried with my Basic Cookie Dough recipe, replacing Egg with mashed Banana. Cookies turned quite soft as expected. Today I tried again. I …

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    Apple Clafoutis

    Clafoutis is a delicious dessert and it is easy to make. I often use soft fruit such as Cherries, Raspberries, Peaches, Ripe Pears, etc. Today I wanted to use Apples, but I didn’t want to bother pre-cooking them, so I sliced them thinly and combined with the batter. It turned out really good. This is …

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    Banana Custard Meringue

    I nearly named this dessert ‘Banana Meringue Pie’ but it is not a pie. There is no pie pastry in this dessert. The bottom layer is actually Sweet Biscuits. It’s inspired by an American dessert that I tasted many years ago. Today I made Custard, but you can use store-bought Custard. In that case, this …

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    Carrot & Pineapple Pancakes

    I have a really good ‘Carrot Cake’ recipe. My family members started calling it Hiroko’s Legendary Carrot Cake, so I have named it ‘My Legendary Carrot Cake’. Key ingredients include Pineapple and Sultanas. I added those to these pancakes. These pancakes are not very sweet, but they taste lovely. One day this recipe might be …

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