Baked & Fried Sweets

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Taiyaki

    ‘Taiyaki’ is Fish-shaped pancake with yummy filling inside. The most common filling is ‘Tsubu-an’, the sweet ‘Azuki’ red bean paste. Other recommended fillings are custard, chocolate, fruit jam, or Nutella. Savoury filling would be nice as well. Be creative and enjoy making your own ‘Taiyaki’. Taiyaki pans are available from many online retailers. I bought …

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    Kasutera

    At the end of 16th century, Portuguese drifted to a southern island of Japan. After that event, western culture was introduced to Japan by mainly Portuguese and Spanish. I was taught that this Japanese sponge cake is called ‘Kasutera’ after ‘Castilla’ the name of a region in Spain. The origin of this cake might be …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha Sweets

    Matcha Cheesecake

    Matcha Cheesecake has become very popular all around the world. If you google it, you will see millions of photos of Matcha Cheesecake and many recipes as well. This cheesecake is based on my Super-Easy Cheesecake recipe. I simply added Matcha Powder to it. And I made an attempt to create Latte Art style decoration …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & White Chocolate Cake

    There are many different types of Chocolate Cake in the world. In Japan, one type of chocolate cake that is called ‘Gateau Chocolat’ is very popular and I have my own recipe. I use less sugar and more flour than standard recipes but it works fine for this cake. Makes 18cm Cake Tin Ingredients White …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Pear Upside-down Cake

    When you find some Pears in your fruit basket have turned very ripe and too soft and nearly rotten (but NOT rotten yet), what do you do? I always make them into this cake. This recipe is made for two pears. If you use more pears, naturally you need more cake mixture and a larger …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Beans & Peas Sweets

    Cocoa Butter Beans Roll Cake

    I love the chocolate flavoured butter bean paste that I made for Chocolate Truffles. So I used the paste as filling for this Roll Cake for my health-conscious daughter. You wouldn’t know the filling is canned butter beans. It’s absolutely delicious! Cake Tin Swiss Roll Pan *Large Square Cake Tin can be used Ingredients Sponge4 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts Sweets

    Chestnut Manjū

    ‘Manjū’ is one of traditional Japanese sweets.  There are many different types of ‘Manjū’. Every region seems to have its own local specialty ‘Manjū’. My home town has its own popular ‘Manjū’ and I miss it.  It is quite a challenge to make Japanese sweets in Australia because the ingredients are hard to find. This …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Baked Cheesecake

    Japanese style baked cheesecake is different from Australian baked cheesecake. Japanese style is lighter and fluffy. This is the cake I used to miss a lot. When my family stayed in Japan many years ago, mother of one of my son’s classmates gave me a recipe. After some alterations, my baked cheese cake recipe is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Beans & Peas

    Kinako Biscuits

    I attempted to make ‘Kinako‘ (finely ground roasted soy beans) at home by toasting dry raw soy beans and grinding them, but my electric grinder didn’t make very fine powder. Then I tried to make biscuits using the ground soy beans. The result was fantastic! The texture is similar to shortbread which is slightly dry …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Apple & Cocoa Cupcakes

    When I find apples getting dry and spongy in my fruit bowl, I often make these cupcakes. (Naturally, you can make these cupcakes using fresh Apples!) Because of the plenty of grated apple, these cakes are so moist even after a few days, only if they last that long. Makes 12 Cup Cakes Ingredients Apples …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Sachi’s Coconut Cookies

    This is my daughter Sachi’s recipe. To be precise, this is the recipe that she learned at her school. I loved these cookies, so I asked her to write down the recipe in my recipe book, which will belong to her one day. There are many Coconut Cookie recipes out there, but I think this …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Strawberry Shortcake

    The most popular cake in Japan is probably this ‘Strawberry Shortcake’. I don’t know why it is called ‘Shortcake’ but we all think of this particular cake when speaking of ‘Shortcake’. Cake Tin 18 to 20cm Round Cake Tin Ingredients Sponge Cake3 Egg Whites3 Egg Yolks90g (100ml) Caster Sugar90g (150ml) Self-Raising Flour15g Butter *melted1/2 teaspoon …

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