Sweets

  • Sweets

    Super Easy No-Bake Lemon Slice

    I had some Lemons and wanted to make Lemon flavoured cake or something, but I didn’t want to use the oven because the weather was too hot. Luckily I had a packet of Marie Biscuits and I made this Australian classic Lemon Slice. You don’t need to bake anything. It’s super easy to make. Makes …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot & Coconut Delight

    You don’t need to cook anything to make this delicious treat. If you have a food processor, it is super easy to make. This recipe is very versatile. By replacing some ingredients with others, and adding extra ingredients, you can create your own ‘Apricot Delight’. Makes 4 to 8 Servings Ingredients 200g Dried Apricots1 cup …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Candied Orange Peel

    Recently I made several cakes that required Candied Orange Peel. Then I discovered that no shop sells it where I live. I used Mixed Citrus Peel that is widely available. My family members regularly eat Oranges and throw away the peel. So, I decided to make Candied Orange Peel today. It is much easier than …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Chilli Sugar Coated Peanuts

    I often make Sugar Coated Nuts. It is very easy to make and it doesn’t take long at all. ‘Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds’ are the most popular, but you can use other Nuts and other Spices. Today I used Peanuts and added Ground Chilli. Chilli and Sugar are a good combination. It’s quite addictive. Ingredients …

  • Sweets

    Chocolate Salami (No Egg)

    Here is an old recipe from my recipe notebook. This Chocolate Salami is made with No-Egg and No-Cream. I found the original recipe in a book many years ago, but it didn’t work well. I reduced the amount of Butter. As it was very bitter, I reduced the amount of Cocoa Powder and started adding …

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    Super Easy Chocolate Fudge

    The other day I tried Chocolate Fudge recipe that I found on the internet. I halved the recipe, but still a whole can of Condensed Milk (395g) was required. The result was not very good. I used Cadbury’s Baking Dark Chocolate and the Fudge was a little too soft. I thought that the amount of …

  • Dough Sweets

    100% Buckwheat Flour Dumplings

    There is a food called ‘Soba-Gaki’ in Japan. It’s a sticky thick paste made with Buckwheat Flour and Water. You can roll this paste into small balls to make these 100% Buckwheat Flour Dumplings. Mixing Buckwheat Flour and boiling hot water is the popular method to make the paste, but I recommend NOT to use …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Peanut Brittle

    There are many different Candied Roasted Nuts in the world. Japan has Muscovado Candied Roasted Soy Beans. I am a huge fan of ‘Almond Toffee’. They are dangerous foods, but I love them all. Peanut Brittle is super easy to make and you don’t need special ingredients. Well, some recipes require ingredients that most people …

  • Sweets

    Earl Grey Tea Syrup

    I used Earl Grey Tea, but you can use your favourite Tea. The fragrance of Tea can be easily lost when it is boiled. That happened when I made Earl Grey Tea first, then added Sugar and simmered into syrup. I recommend to make syrup first, then add Tea (bags OR leaves) to infuse. Makes …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Almond Toffee

    There are very many different recipes for Toffee. Some recipes require a lot of ingredients. I use Sugar and Butter to make Toffee, but I always add Almonds. You can use other nuts such as Pecans, Walnuts OR Peanuts. I don’t want to make a huge amount, because this Toffee is high in calories and …

  • Drink Sweets

    Natural Green Mint Syrup

    I have some Mint plants in my herb garden and they are growing well even though it’s winter now. I don’t use Mint for cooking very often but I wanted to use those fragrant leaves for something. So, I made this Green Mint Syrup today. The green colour comes from Mint leaves. No artificial ingredients …

  • Sweets

    Sweet Black Sesame Paste

    Black Sesame Paste is available from many supermarkets in Japan, but there is no such a thing where I live now. When I want to use it for cooking, I make it. Using Suribachi & Surikogi (Japanese mortar & pestle), it is not hard to make. If you have a grinder, it could be super …

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