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  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Gluten-Free Rice Flour & Almond Meal Cookies

    I sometimes bake Cookies and Cakes for the staff members of a tool shop where my husband works. Some of the members are with gluten intolerance. I made these Cookies for them. I used finely ground Rice Flour, that is widely available from Asian grocery stores. It is much cheaper than Gluten-Free Flour, that is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Cornflakes Florentines

    This is what is known as Florentines in Australia. It’s very different from what is known as Florentines in Japan. It seems ‘Cornflakes’ is the key ingredient here in Australia. The method is simple. Combine Condensed Milk and Cornflakes, and add Dry Fruit and Nuts. Then bake in the oven at rather low temperature. Finally, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Florentine Cookies

    What is known as ‘Florentine’ in Japan is very different from ‘Florentine’ in Australia. It is basically sweet cookies topped with crispy caramelised Almond Flakes. For the base, you can use your own cookie dough or sweet shortcrust dough. There are so many different recipes and methods these days. Many people roll out the dough …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Biscuits

    When I want to use up leftover Egg White, I often make ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits. Ingredients are easy to remember. You need same weight of 4 ingredients, that are Egg White, Butter, Sugar and Flour. Today I added Almond Flakes and baked the whole mixture into one large sheet. You can easily break it …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Cookies

    I had a bag of leftover 1 cup Almond Meal that was already mixed with 1/2 cup Caster Sugar. It’d been in the pantry for a while and I had to use it up. I was looking for a recipe that I could use it for, and found my ‘Sachi’s Coconut Cookies’ recipe. I replaced …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Matcha Financier (Friand)

    The popular French cake ‘Friand’ is well known as ‘Financier’ in Japan, and they are usually baked in the shape of Bar of Gold. ‘Financier’ means ‘Financial’, and that’s why ‘Financier’ cakes are in that shape. I don’t have such specialised tins, so I bake them using muffin tins. Makes 8 Cakes Ingredients 100g Butter …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Caesar Salad

    Caesar Salad Dressing is popular. You may have a bottle of it in your fridge. This is a simple salad of Broccoli dressed with the dressing. I recommend to add Nuts such as Almonds to this salad. You can use uncooked Broccoli, but I prefer Broccoli slightly cooked, only slightly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Marzipan Stuffed Sultana (Raisin) Bread Cake

    December nears and shops are full of Christmas foods. I saw ‘Stollen’ in an ALDI store and the ‘Stollen’, that was made with so many ingredients including Palm Oil and Preservatives, inspired me to make this Sultana Bread Cake. I used commonly available natural ingredients only. Makes 30cm Log Ingredients 1/2 to 1 cup Rum …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Black Sesame & Almond Cookies

    I made these cookies based on my ‘Shortbread Butter Biscuits’, so they contain no Egg . You may wish to use your own basic cookie dough recipe. Simply replace some of Flour with Almond Meal and add finely ground Toasted Black Sesame Seeds. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 cup Caster Sugar OR Muscovado …

  • 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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

  • Cold Sweets

    Frozen Yoghurt Bites

    This is literally frozen Yoghurt. How simple is that! I assume you have an ice tray. Place some Nuts and Dried Fruit in the tray, fill up with Yoghurt and freeze. Make them into a mouthful size. This can be a great snack. Makes 14 Pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt1/2 to 1 tablespoons Caster …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Polenta (Cornmeal) Cookies

    These Italian ‘Zaletti’ inspired cookies are ‘love them or hate them’ cookies. As the main ingredient is Polenta (Cornmeal), the cookie’s texture is grainy. If you don’t enjoy the texture of cornbread, you might not enjoy them. But I love them!!! Makes 24 cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 cup Polenta (Cornmeal)3/4 …

  • Nuts Sweets Tofu

    Silken Tofu & Rum Raisins Chocolate Truffles

    Not very keen on Tofu? Please know that Tofu is soy milk. ‘Silken Tofu’ is made by coagulating thick soy milk. It can be used for cooking just like cow’s milk and cream. See my ‘Tofu Cream’ recipe. Once you tasted these delicious chocolate truffles without prejudice, you would love them. Naturally, they can be …

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