Baked & Fried Sweets

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    Coconut Cupcakes

    The other day I had leftover Coconut Milk. I used it to make my Basic Plain Cupcakes replacing Milk with the Coconut Milk, and I also replaced some Flour with Desiccated Coconut. The cupcakes turned out delicious and full of coconut flavour. Today I made the cupcakes again, and decorated them with a generous amount …

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    ANZAC Apple Crumbles

    ‘ANZAC Biscuit’ is one of the most popular sweet biscuits in Australia. It has long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. Today I made this Apple Crumble with the Crumble similar to the ANZAC Biscuit dough. To enjoy the flavour of the Crumble, I didn’t …

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    Gluten-Free Rice Flour & Almond Meal Cookies

    I sometimes bake Cookies and Cakes for the staff members of a tool shop where my husband works. Some of the members are with gluten intolerance. I made these Cookies for them. I used very finely ground Rice Flour, that is widely available from Asian grocery stores. It is much cheaper than Gluten-Free Flour, that …

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    Coffee Chocolate Fondant

    My ‘Coffee Chocolate Fondant’ is super easy as I bake the batter in the ramekins. It doesn’t have to look perfect as it tastes good. Today I baked it for 30 minutes as I like the batter softly cooked through. If you want the inside gooey (undercooked), please reduce the cooking time. The flavour of …

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    Rustic Apple Pie

    Using my ‘Super Easy Puff Pastry’, I made this rustic looking Apple Pie today. You don’t need a pie dish. You form this pie on a piece of baking paper and bake it on a baking sheet or tray. The pie tends to get very crispy bottom. I am very happy with the result. Makes …

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    Whole Banana Wrap Cakes

    This cake is very popular in the region in Japan where I grew up. I have never made it as I always bought it from stores. When my children were young, we lived there for a short period of time, and my children fell in love with this cake. It’s a very simple cake consisting …

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    Rice Cooker Soufflé Cheesecake

    Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake needs to be steam baked using a water bath. The batter is simple to make, but it’s tricky to keep the right temperature for the perfect result. Today I was just curious to find out what would happen if I cook it in my rice cooker, as I know Rice Cooker is …

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    Mochi Doughnuts

    The other day, my daughter was talking about Mochi Doughnuts. I have seen Mochi Doughnuts before, but never tasted them. I knew that Mochi is made with Glutinous Rice. So, I tried to make Doughnuts using a mix of Wheat Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour. My very first attempt of making Mochi Doughnuts was amazingly …

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    Puff Pastry Biscuits

    I had one leftover sheet of Butter Puff Pastry in the freezer and I needed to use it as it was getting old. This is a super easy way to use it. Fold the sheet in this particular way, so that each piece will be baked in a heart shape. Makes 35 Pieces Ingredients 1 …

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    Super Easy Tarte Tatin

    If you are an expert of making this dessert, it is probably quite simple to make, but I have found it quite daunting. This is my own method that requires no particular equipment. You only need a round cake tin, and a microwave. It is absolutely easy and anyone can make this ‘Super Easy Tarte …

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    Sugar Coated Matcha Cookies

    My ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ can be a cookie dough. The cookies made of this dough have crumbly texture that is softer than my ‘Basic Cookie Dough’. Today I reduced the amount of Flour and added Almond Meal for even more delicate texture. Matcha Powder can be replaced with Cocoa Powder, or omitted for plain …

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    Basic Cookie Dough

    This is my ‘Basic Cookie Dough’ recipe that I have been using for many decades. Adding extra ingredients, such as Chocolate Chips, Nuts and Dried Fruit, and also flavours such as Cinnamon, Cocoa Powder, Matcha Powder, Lemon Zest & Juice, Coffee Granules, you can create a variety of cookies. It is easy to remember and …

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    French Crullers

    ‘French Cruller’ is basically deep-fried Choux pastry (Profiterole pastry). It is very popular in Japan, but I don’t see them in Melbourne. If you have made Profiteroles before, it would be quite simple to make. One important thing to remember is to use a star-shaped nozzle when you pipe out the dough. The pastry is …

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    Very Basic Lemon Cookies

    The other day, my daughter was trying to make Lemon flavoured cookies for her colleague who loves Lemon. I suggested her to add Lemon Zest and Juice to a basic cookie dough and drizzle Lemon Icing on the baked cookies. That’s the easiest way to make Lemon flavoured cookies. Here is my recipe. These are …

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    Rustic Chocolate Doughnuts

    These doughnuts are far from soft and fluffy doughnuts. They are heavy doughnuts that have crispy outside. The recipe is based on ‘My Mother’s Round Doughnuts’ recipe. I love this type of rustic doughnuts, probably because I grew up on them. Today I coated them with melted Dark Chocolate. Coffee flavoured icing is nice, too. …

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