Nuts

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    Muscovado & Walnut Mochi

    Mochi, Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice pounded into rubbery chewy paste, is often used for making sweets. With limited ingredients and utensils, this mochi sweet can be actually easily made using rice flour. It takes only ten minutes. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Rice Flour 1/2 cupGlutinous Rice Flour 1/2 cupMuscovado …

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    Muscovado Coated Nuts

    There is a traditional Japanese sweet snack called ‘Karinttō’ which I love always. It’s a deep-fried sweet biscuit sticks coated with unrefined dark brown sugar same as muscovado. I have never made ‘Karinttō’ but this easy-to-make ‘Muscovado Coated Nuts’ are even tastier than ‘Karintō’ and healthier. However, I always make a small amount at a …

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    Almond Bread

    This is a popular basic Almond Bread recipe. My friend Shelley makes better Almond Bread. She adds extra ingredients such as Cardamom, Glazed Cherries and other mystery ingredients. Shelley wouldn’t share her secret recipe and I have to stick to this one. Well… I am actually happy with this recipe. Makes 20 Pieces *Depends on …

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    Almond Snowballs

    I wanted to make ‘Kinako Biscuits’ today but I didn’t have enough ‘Kinako’ which is the finely ground roasted soybean. I used roasted almonds instead. Using the food chopper, I ground the almonds. I added some coarsely chopped almonds as well. I rolled the baked biscuits in icing sugar to coat them. The result was …

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    Cocoa Sugar Coated Almonds

    When I had craving for chocolate on the other day, I made these Cocoa Sugar Coated Almonds using my ‘Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds’ recipe. I added Cocoa Powder instead of Cinnamon, and the result was successful. I might be able to create other flavours such as Matcha. Ingredients 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups Roasted …

  • Nuts Tofu & Soy Protein

    Grilled Tofu with Walnuts Miso Sauce

    I love Tofu and all soy bean curd products, but I never knew Chinese style firm tofu until I first tried it in Australia. I love it especially ‘Organic Firm Tofu’ that are available from ALDI stores. Japanese Tofu are all wonderful for soups and salads, but sometimes they are too soft and delicate especially …

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    Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds

    Sugar Coated Almonds are often called ‘Candied Almonds’. They are quite expensive to buy. If you once learned how to make them, you would never buy them from stores because it is easy to make. You don’t need the oven. You only need a frying pan OR saucepan. Non-stick type preferred. This is the most …

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    Spicy Almonds

    How can I translate a Japanese word ‘Otsumami’ into English? It is not ‘Appetiser’ or ‘Snack’. ‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with a drink, which is most likely an alcoholic drink. The other day I needed to make ‘Otsumami’ quickly for an unexpected occasion and this ‘Spicy Almonds’ was perfect. Ingredients 1 cup Roasted …

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    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 …

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