chocolate

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Chocolate Custard Corone (Korone)

    ‘Corone’ OR ‘Korone’ (コロネ) is cornet-shaped sweet buns, most commonly filled with custard or chocolate custard. It originated in Japan. It is very similar to Cream Horns, but ‘Corone’ is sweet bread. Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, it’s not hard to make at home. Makes 8 Buns Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & White Chocolate Muffins

    By adding extra ingredients to my ‘Basic Plain Muffin’, you can create a variety of Muffins. Today I added Matcha Powder and White Chocolate. You can use Dark Chocolate instead. You might wish to add Nuts as well. Walnuts would be nice. Macadamia Nuts would be lovely. Create your own Matcha Muffins. Makes 12 Muffins …

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    Cracked Chocolate Cookies

    My ‘Choco Chip Cookies’ are delicious and everyone loves them. Today I added Cocoa Powder to make the dough Chocolate flavour. And I coated the balls of dough with Icing Sugar. The cookies cracked up as always, and they look pretty. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 cup Caster Sugar1/4 cup Brown Sugar1 large …

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    Biscuit Sticks with Chocolate Ganache

    Have you ever tried ‘Pocky’, a famous Japanese snack? The original ‘Pocky’ consists of dark chocolate-coated biscuit sticks, and they are available from most supermarkets in Melbourne these days. I tried to make them at home, then I ended up making just too many. I was not patient enough to coat them all with chocolate. …

  • Cold Sweets

    Instant Chocolate Mousse

    I made Strawberry Shortcake yesterday and had some leftover whipped cream. I made this Chocolate Mousse. This is my favourite way to use up leftover whipped cream. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Whipped CreamCaster SugarDark ChocolateRum Method Add extra Caster Sugar to the leftover whipped Cream to suit your taste. Mix well. Place some Dark Chocolate …

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    Chocolate & Coffee Scones

    Here is another variation of Auntie Lorna’s Scone. All my scone recipes are based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe, because that’s the first and the only recipe that I have learned. According to the amount of dry ingredients and other wet ingredients, the amount of Milk needs to be altered. Once you know the texture …

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    Lemon & White Chocolate Scones

    Our next-door neighbours are very kind and they regularly share their garden harvests with us. Now I have a bucketful of Lemons! I am so grateful because our lemon trees have never produced fruit and I always have to buy them. Today I baked these Lemon flavoured scones based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe. I …

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    Glazed Pound Chocolate Cake

    I use 125g of each ingredients instead of 1 pound (454g) each to make my ‘Basic Pound Cake’. I added 125g melted Dark Chocolate to it to make this chocolate cake, but the recipe has been altered slightly. Now I am happy to share this recipe. Icing is optional but it makes the cake look …

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    Banana Chocolate Cake

    When I have ripe Bananas, I wait for a few more days until they turn very dark and smell nearly fermenting. Then I make ‘My Legendary Banana Cake’, always the same cake. Today I wanted to make something different, so I decided to add Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Chips. I increased the amount of Butter …

  • Cold Sweets

    Rum & Raisin Cassata Ice Cream

    ‘Cassata’ is a traditional Sicilian layered cake made with Ricotta and Candied Fruit. However, for many Australians, ‘Cassata’ is an Ice Cream Cake containing candied or dried fruit and nuts. This is my Cheat Cassata that is made with store-bought Vanilla Ice Cream. You can sandwich it with two slices of Sponge Cake. Today I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Choco Chip Stick Bread

    Many years ago, when my family lived in Japan for a short period of time, my then young children fell in love with many Japanese foods. ‘Stick Bread’ was one of their favourites. Slightly sweet stick-shaped soft bread was in a perfect bite-size for young children. ‘Milky Stick Bread’ was lovely, but my son’s favourite …

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    Lamington Style Cake

    ‘Lamington’ is an Australian cake, made with Butter Cake OR Sponge Cake, cut into square pieces, dipped into soft Chocolate Icing to coat all over, then rolled in Desiccated Coconut. You need to make enormous amount of Chocolate Icing to make ‘Lamington’. The cake pieces are often sliced and sandwich whipped cream OR jam, OR …

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    Butter Beans Brownie

    I often use ‘Beans’ to make sweets. Azuki (Red Bean) is an important ingredient for Japanese sweets. Butter Bean is more versatile. I have shared my ‘Butter Beans Chocolate Truffles’ and ‘Butter Bean Spread’ recipes on this website. Today I made this Brownie with Butter Beans. It is gluten-free as I added no flour. Cake …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Chocolate Coated Chestnuts

    Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts are lovely to eat, but it requires time-consuming work to make. These days, canned or vacuum-packed whole peeled chestnuts are available. A local Asian grocery store sells them, too. Those whole chestnuts can be a special sweet when they are coated with lovely chocolate. Ingredients 20 Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts1 tablespoon …

  • Cold Sweets

    Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

    You don’t need ice cream making machine or food processor to make this Chocolate Ice Cream. I have tried all sort of methods to create Ice Creams. My conclusion is the easiest method is just the best. Find out how good this Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1. Chocolate Ganache40g …

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