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  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cheese

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    This is a great frosting for all your favourite cakes, but particularly good for Carrot Cake and Banana Cake. Ingredients 50g Unsalted Butter *softened125g Cream Cheese *softened1 cup Icing Sugar *sifted2 teaspoons Lemon Juice Method Place softened Cream Cheese, softened Butter and Lemon Juice in a bowl. Using a whisk, beat until well combined. Gradually …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Azuki Stuffed Matcha Cupcakes

    By adding Matcha Powder to my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’ batter, you can make delicious Matcha flavoured cupcakes. Today I stuffed them with ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste). Matcha and Azuki are a very popular combination. Butter and Azuki match very well, too. And Rum goes well with both Matcha and Azuki. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 12 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Grated Apple Pound Cake

    This Pound Cake is slightly sour. The sourness comes from Apples. You don’t see Apple pieces in this cake, because the Apples were finely grated. As a lot of juice comes out of Apples, you might need to add extra Flour. The cake tastes better when cold, and it stays moist for a few days, …

  • Cold Sweets

    Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake

    This is my Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake. No Gelatine. No Yoghurt. No Sour Cream. No Condensed Milk. You only need basic ingredients. No special equipment is necessary. Anyone can make it. Serve this Cheesecake with fresh Fruit. It’s so light and refreshing. You’ve got to try it. Cake Tin 18cm Round Springform Cake Tin Ingredients …

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    Black Sesame Cupcakes

    To make Black Sesame desserts that are very popular in Japan, Black Sesame Paste called ‘Neri-goma’, which texture is similar to Tahini, is commonly used. However, here in Melbourne where I live, I can’t find it. I have to grind Toasted Black Sesame Seeds using a ‘Suribachi’, the Japanese mortar, that works better than electric …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets

    Scoop Cake

    I heard ‘Scoop Cake’ has recently become quite popular in Japan. I believe it has been strongly influenced by the English dessert ‘Trifle’. However, ‘Scoop Cake’ in Japan is more like a shortcake in a bowl. It can be made with the clumsiest hands, because the sponge cake doesn’t have to be perfectly baked and …

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    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 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Azuki & Rum Pound Cake

    On the other day, I was making Pound Cake. I decided to add ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) as I often add extra ingredients to it. For a flavour, I decided to add Rum instead of Vanilla. Then an accident happened! Because of my shaky hands, a lot more Rum than I meant to add had …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Carrot Buns

    The batter of these Carrot Buns is very soft and the buns will expand double in size. The cupcake cases need to be strong enough to support. If the cases that you use are not strong, place them in ramekins or teacups, OR you can grease the ramekins or teacups and directly pour the butter in …

  • Cold Sweets

    My Family’s Trifle

    I live in Melbourne, Australia. Our Christmas is in summer. It can be very hot on the day. Summer Desserts are popular on Christmas day. Trifle is probably the most popular dessert. On Christmas day in 1993, it was a sparkling sunny day and I never forget, I tasted Trifle for the first time in …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & Chestnut Christmas Cupcakes

    I have recently seen Christmas Tree cupcakes on many websites. The green-colour cream of those cupcakes was most likely coloured with food colouring. My first choice for green colour is Matcha, not food colouring. I altered my ‘Chestnut Cupcakes’ to create my Christmas Cupcakes. Matcha lovers would enjoy them! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Basic Plain …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Azuki Cake

    Steamed cakes are very popular in Japan. Many people still don’t have an oven in their kitchen, steaming is a popular method to make cakes. It’s energy-efficient, too. You won’t find ‘Sugar’ in this recipe. That’s because ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Condensed Milk contain a lot of Sugar. This cake is very sweet. Do …

  • 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

    Sweet Potato ‘Yōkan’ Cake

    There is a Japanese sweet called ‘Imo Yōkan’, that is made with Japanese Sweet Potato. I have been trying to make it using Australian common orange-colour Sweet Potato in some traditional methods, and no method worked well. So, I decided to make it in a very different way. Finally, I am happy with this cake, …

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    Strawberry Roll Cake

    Sponge for Roll Cake should be moist and soft. Dry Sponge, especially if it is thick, tends to break when you roll it up. My Swiss Roll Pan is about 33cm x 23cm in size. This Sponge would be about 12mm thick, when baked. Cake Tin Swiss Roll Pan Ingredients Sponge4 Eggs *at room temperature1/3 …

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