Sweets

  • Matcha Sweets

    Matcha Syrup

    Just like Coffee Syrup, you can use this bitter Matcha Syrup for Cakes, mix in Drinks, drizzle over Ice Cream, Dango Dumplings, Panna Cotta, Cheesecake, and many other desserts. This recipe makes fairly strong Matcha Syrup. Alter the amount of Matcha Powder to suit your taste. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Water1/4 cup Catser …

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    Coffee Syrup

    You can use this Coffee Syrup for Cakes, mix in Drinks, pour over Ice Cream, or drizzle over Jelly Desserts such as Panna Cotta. You can make Espresso using your favourite Coffee Beans, but Instant Coffee Granules is good just good enough. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Espresso *OR 1/4 cup Hot Water & …

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    Pumpkin Pancakes

    If you have some leftover cooked Pumpkin, it would be a good idea to mix it into Pancake batter. Today I had almost 1/2 cupful of Pumpkin, but it doesn’t matter how much to add. You can add more or less, just adjust the thickness of the batter with Milk. This recipe makes very thick …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Walnut Mochi

    This treat of sweet Mochi mixed with Roasted Walnut is popular in Japan. It is often coated with ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans). I love it very much, but I love ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) version, too. So, I made both today. This is not a traditional recipe, but it is certainly a quick …

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    Caramel Sauce

    This is a very versatile simple sauce that can be used for many dessert. I particularly like to pour this sauce over milky or creamy Jelly Dessert such as Pumpkin Panna Cotta and Custard Jelly. The darker the sauce’s colour is, the more bitter it tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons Caster Sugar2 tablespoons …

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    Pumpkin Dango Dumplings

    Today I had some leftover cooked Pumpkin. I wanted to use it up to make something Japanese. So, I mixed it with Shiratamako (Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour) and a little bit of Water, and made it into Dango Dumplings. They look pretty, don’t they? Makes 2 Servings (20 Pieces) Ingredients 50g Cooked Pumpkin *pureed100g Shiratamako …

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    Couscous Custard Pudding

    My ‘Semolina Custard Pudding’ is super easy to make, and I much prefer Semolina Pudding to Rice Pudding. Today I made the same pudding using Couscous as I didn’t have Semolina. Couscous and Semolina are basically same thing and Couscous is often made from Semolina. The texture is coarser, but it was quite comforting. Makes …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Azuki Stuffed Tapioca Mochi

    This Japanese sweet is traditionally made with ‘Kuzuko’ (Kuzu Starch), which creates its unique soft & rubbery texture. However, real ‘Kuzuko’ is extremely difficult to find and it is expensive. Many ‘Kuzuko’ products are actually a blend of other starch. I have tried to recreate the texture of ‘Kuzuko’ using substitutes, and I concluded that …

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    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

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    Hot Cross Bun & Butter Instant Pudding

    You have a leftover Hot Cross Bun? If it is old and dry, it’s perfect for this. You can make this comforting treat in less than 10 minutes using microwave. You can double or quadruple the amount for multiple servings, and bake it in the oven instead of microwaving, just like ‘Bread & Butter Pudding’. …

  • Potato Sweets

    Dorayaki with Sweet Potato Paste

    ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling. The most popular filling is ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), but you can use any filling as there is no rule. Today I made with Sweet Potato Paste. You can reduce the amount of Sugar when you make the paste, so that you can enjoy the natural …

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    Soft Chocolate

    If you are thinking to make handmade chocolate for a special occasion, nothing is easier than this Soft Chocolate. Super easy to make, but they are delicious and look great, don’t they? This is basically firm Chocolate Ganache. It can be made by mixing Dark Chocolate and hot Cream. I added a little Butter as …

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    Basic Syrup

    Some dessert recipes require Syrup as an ingredient. Basic Syrup is really easy to make. Heat a same amount of Sugar and Water until Sugar is completely dissolved. Of course you can make it in a microwave. Ingredients 1/2 cup Water1/2 cup Caster Sugar Method Place Water in a small saucepan and bring it to …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Simple Marzipan (Almond Paste)

    I often use Marzipan (Almond Paste) as filling for cake and tart. Store-bought Marzipan contains unwanted ingredients such as preservatives. Marzipan is extremely easy to make at home. I use Milk but Water can be used. If you use Fruit & Berry juice, or other natural ingredients such as Coffee and Matcha, you can create …

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