Baked & Fried Sweets

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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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    Yoghurt Soufflé Cake

    The other day, I needed to use up Coconut Yoghurt which I had bought for my Vegan friends. I tried to make Yoghurt Soufflé Cake based on my Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake. I added whole 500g Coconut Yoghurt and the cake was too soggy. Today I tried gain, but used my homemade Greek Yoghurt and I …

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    Muscovado Coated Fried Biscuits

    These ‘Muscovado Coated Fried Biscuits’ are called ‘Karintō’ (かりんとう) in Japan. When I was a young child, it was my absolute favourite treat. I like the ones coated with Muscovado, but they can be coated with Brown Sugar. These biscuits are chunky where I grew up, but there are thinner types in other regions. Today …

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    Basic Crumbles

    Crumbles for Cakes, Pies and Slices can be made with Butter, Sugar and Flour. My basic ratio is about same weight of each. You can use less Flour, add Oats and Nuts, and add flavours such as Ground Cinnamon or Matcha Powder. The amount of dry ingredients can be easily increased as long as the …

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    Coffee & Chocolate Cupcakes

    This recipe is for those who love strong Coffee and bitter Dark Chocolate. The flavour is not good for children. You can reduce the amount of Coffee and use Milk Chocolate to make these cupcakes more suitable for everyone. But I definitely love this recipe as it is. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 …

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    Cocoa Sponge Cake

    My hard-to-fail ‘Basic Sponge Cake’ can be made in different flavour. You can add Matcha Powder to make Matcha Sponge Cake, OR add Cocoa Powder to make this Cocoa Sponge Cake. I altered the amount of Sugar and added a pinch Salt for this sponge. Cake Tin 18 to 20cm Round Cake Tin Ingredients 4 …

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    Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies

    ‘Kinako’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans and it is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. The flavour of sweet and salty ‘Kinako’ and Cinnamon make me quite nostalgic as it reminds me some famous Japanese sweets. Those sweets are too hard to make, but these cookies are easy. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g …

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    Lemon Pound Cake

    I just added 1 Lemon to my ‘Basic Pound Cake’, which is actually ‘125g cake’, not ‘1 pound cake’. I added the Lemon Zest to the batter and I drizzled the Lemon Syrup over the hot cake, so that the syrup would soak the cake. It is very simple to make, no technic required, and …

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    Gingerbread Flavoured Cookies

    I used to make Gingerbread Characters with my children quite often when they were young. It was a fun family activity. Now, I don’t remember when was the last time I made Gingerbread. Today I made these Gingerbread Flavoured Cookies. You don’t need any special ingredients such as Molasses and Dark Brown Sugar. These are …

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    Lemon Curd Slice

    The other day my daughter tried a ‘Lemon Slice’ recipe that she found on YouTube. She baked the base, poured the lemon topping mixture over the base, and baked it again. The lemon topping didn’t set, and it was far too sweet. Then I decided to create my own ‘Lemon Slice’. The base of this …

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