• Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Lorna’s Scones

    Lorna is one of my husband’s great-aunties, his grandfather Theo’s young sister. My husband lived with her and her husband Ern when he was at Uni. They were lovely people. They say Lorna was a good baker.Many years ago, when I wanted to bake scones for the first time, she gave me her recipe. It …

  • Dough Spaghetti & Pasta

    Jeanette’s Pasta Recipe

    Many years ago, my then young daughter gave me a pasta machine as a Christmas gift. She asked me to make home-made pasta many times but I never used it, and one day I decided to sell it on eBay. My daughter said it was OK to sell it because I was not using it, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    My Mother’s Stick Doughnuts

    My mother’s doughnuts were not round. They were sticks and my sisters and I loved them. And our children, her grandchildren, loved them. Her neighbours also loved them. That’s why she used to make a lot of them when she decided to make them. There was no recipe. She just mixed flour, sugar and eggs. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Milky Stick Bread

    Many years ago, my family lived in Japan for a short period of time. My children enjoyed Japanese culture and food. There were some food they were extremely fond of. One of them was ‘Stick Bread’. They were slightly sweet stick-shaped soft bread in a perfect bite-size for children. What is so special about those …

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    Sachi’s Pizza Dough

    I am a cooking enthusiast, but I am not very keen on making pizza from scratch. It is always my daughter Sachi who is willing to work without sparing herself to let us enjoy homemade pizza! I just keep her dough recipe on this website for my own reference. Makes 2 to 3 Large Pizza …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Bread Dough Steamed Sweets

    Anman (Steamed Azuki Buns)

    This recipe doesn’t require yeast. My mother used to make these ‘Anman’ (Steamed Azuki Buns) quite often, and my sisters and I loved them always. This is her quick and easy recipe. Makes 8 Buns Ingredients 8 heaped-tablespoonfuls Tsubu-an OR Koshi-an Pastry1 & 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour2 tablespoons Sugar1 pinch Salt1 large Egg1 tablespoon Vegetable …

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