Fruit

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    Super Easy Cherry Cobbler

    My ‘Super Easy Peach Cobbler’ can be made with a variety of Fruit. Today I used Fresh Cherries (Dark Coloured Cherries) that are in season. By the way, it is January now, which is the middle of summer in Melbourne where I live. You can use Canned Cherries, but you need to alter the amount …

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    Pineapple Jam Stuffed Cupcakes

    Jam stuffed cupcakes are popular, but I have never seen Pineapple Jam stuffed ones in Australia. Australia produces a lot of Pineapples, but it is funny that I have never seen Pineapple Jam either. Today I made Pineapple Jam using canned Pineapple to make these cupcakes. There is something you need to know when you …

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    Pineapple Jam

    Pineapple Jam is tricky to make. As Pineapple contains very little pectin, it won’t thicken if you cook it like other popular jam fruit. I recommend to process Pineapple into paste. You need to add a fair amount of Sugar. You would need to add Lemon Juice for extra sourness. This is a recipe you …

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    Plum Jam

    When I first made Plum Jam, the hardest challenge was removing stones. The recipe said that I needed to cut Plums in half and remove stones, but I just couldn’t do that. DO NOT try to do so. Cook Plums with stones. Best part of a Plum is actually around the stone. You can remove …

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    Rice Cooker Pear Upside-down Cake

    My daughter recently moved out and started living independently. She bought some cookware for her new life. She invested extra money to buy a good rice cooker that has Cake Cooking function. Now I am writing this recipe for her so that she can make our family’s favourite upside-down cake using her rice cooker. Makes …

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    Pan-Stewed Apple

    This is a great way to save your old Apples that have turned wrinkly and spongy. Of course, you can cook fresh ones. Since I started cooking Broccoli in the pan-steam-frying method, I am cooking many things in the same way. The frying pan method works for savoury Vegetables, why not for sweet Fruit? Ingredients …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Pear & Snow Fungus in Syrup

    I use Snow Fungus mainly for salads and soups, but I recently discovered that Snow Fungus is often used for sweets in some Asian countries. Snow Fungus is tasteless and it has unique gelatinous texture, and it is believed that Snow Fungus has some medicinal benefits. Today I cooked it with Pear in lemony syrup. …

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    Raspberry Sauce

    I bought a bag of Frozen Raspberries. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED when I found most of the Raspberries were broken into tiny pieces. I picked good ones to make a dessert, and a lot of broken crumbles were left in the bag. What would you do with the crappy Raspberries? I made this sauce. It …

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    Raspberry Clafoutis

    My ‘Cherry Clafoutis’ recipe is really versatile and the simple batter can be baked with a variety of fruit. Today I used Raspberries. As Raspberries were quite sour, I added extra Sugar. Clafoutis is an absolutely easy and delicious dessert to make. Makes 6 Servings Ingredients Raspberries *enough to cover the pie dish, about 150g1/3 …

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    Fruit Tart

    I made this Fruit Tart for my daughter’s birthday on her request. She changed her mind later and asked for Profiteroles, but I made it anyway. It looks complicated to make, but each element is simple. If you use store-bought Frozen Sweet Fran/Pie Base, it’s really easy to make. Today I used my Basic Shortcrust …

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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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    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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