chocolate

  • Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Rum Raisin Cream Cookies

    ‘Rum Raisin Cream Cookies’ are very popular in Japan, and you can purchase them from most supermarkets and ‘combini’ stores. It’s quite easy to make at home. You can use your own shortbread recipe for the cookies. I used my ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’. Rum Raisin Cream is commonly made with White Chocolate and Butter. …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy White Chocolate Mousse

    Is your friend visiting you for dinner? Are you thinking of a dessert? This dessert is super easy to make. It is basically a soft version of White Chocolate Ganache. I strongly recommend to add some Berries, fresh or frozen, as a topping. Berries are much better than sugary fruit sauce as this mousse is …

  • 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 Muffins’, 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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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*Note: The amount of each ingredient is up to your preference. An example ratio of Whipped Cream and Chocolate is 2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 to it. I increased the amount …

  • 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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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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