almond

  • 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 …

  • Cold Sweets

    Almond Milk Jelly

    There is a dessert called ‘Annin Tofu’ that is a soft jelly made of Apricot Kernel Milk, Agar and Sugar. It is impossible to find Apricot Kernel Milk where I live, but it tastes similar to Almond Milk. You know that Almond Milk is very popular these days and it is available from any supermarkets. …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Creamy Stewed Apples

    It’s winter in Melbourne. On the cold nights, warm desserts make everyone happy. This warm and creamy stewed apple dessert was my children’s favourite winter dessert. I sometimes use tinned pear or peach, that are already soft and don’t need to be stewed. Rum is totally optional for children but I add it, generous amount, …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Apple Almond Salad

    The Kale in my veggie garden, which I sowed the seeds eleven months ago, is now finally close to the end of season. I have created several new Kale recipes this season and this is one of the best. I am quite sure many children who hate Kale would enjoy this salad. Makes 4 Servings …

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