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  • Cold Sweets

    Coconut Milk Agar Jelly

    The jellies made with Agar Agar powder (OR Japanese Kanten) have unique crispy texture. I usually make Milk Agar Jelly with regular Milk and Condensed Milk. The other day I used Coconut milk, and the result was fantastic. I am now writing down how I made it. You can add some Fruit to it. See …

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    Fruit Salad Jelly (Vegetarian)

    This Fruit Salad Jelly is usually made with Kanten and it is very popular in Japan. My mother used to set it in cups for individual serves. Today I used my old Tupperware Jelly Mould that I bought decades ago and I am still using. It was a good investment. Kanten is hard to find …

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    ‘Whatever Fruit You Have’ Cake

    This cake batter is actually my Basic Plain Cupcake batter, that is very versatile and I use it most frequently. You can add ‘Whatever Fruit You Have’ to it and make a simple Fruit Cake. Fruit can be fresh, cooked, canned OR frozen. Today I added Apple and Canned Plums, which I have been struggling …

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    Leftover Whipped Cream & Yoghurt Bark

    I made Black Forest Cake for my son’s birthday and there was some leftover whipped Cream. To use up leftover whipped Cream, I often make ‘Instant Chocolate Mousse’. This is another good way to use up leftover whipped Cream. Mix about same amount of whipped Cream and Greek Yoghurt, sweeten the mixture as you like, …

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    Canned Fruit Salad Cake

    I came across a blog story written about a fruit salad cake that was made with mixed fresh fruit such as Banana, Apple, Pineapple and Berries. When I read it, I hit on an idea that I could use the can of Fruit Salad, which had been sitting in the pantry for a long time. …

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    Fruit Tart

    I made this Fruit Tart for my daughter’s birthday on her request. She changed her mind later and asked for Profiteroles, but I made it anyway. It looks complicated to make, but each element is simple. If you use store-bought Frozen Sweet Fran/Pie Base, it’s really easy to make. Today I used my Basic Shortcrust …

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    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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    My Children’s Parfait

    This is the dessert that my children used to make by themselves when they were young. While we were living in Japan for a short period of time, my children fell in love with Japanese style parfait, made by layering jelly, whipped cream, ice cream, and fruit, usually served in a tall glass. After we …

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    Umeshu Jelly

    ‘Umeshu’ is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping unripe Ume fruits (similar to apricot) in strong alcohol, such as Shōchū, with Sugar. It has quite high alcohol content. Believe or not, I was allowed to drink it when I was a child. It was mixed with plenty of icy cold water, though.  This jelly is …

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    Cream Cheese & Tofu Dessert

    Have you tried my ‘Tofu Chocolate Truffles’? Tofu can be used for sweets. This is another example. Simply mix the drained Silken Tofu with softened Cream Cheese, and add Lemon and Sugar. Today I added some Mango, but naturally you can use any fruit. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 150g Silken Tofu *drained4 tablespoons (60g) Cream …

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    Mixed Berries & Yoghurt Fool

    This simple dessert is somehow underrated these days, but it always comes to my mind when I think about the berry dessert. It’s an English dessert. Traditionally, fruit fool is made by folding stewed fruit into custard, but I use Whipped Cream and Yoghurt. It’s so easy to make. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup …

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    Creme Caramel à La Mode

    This dessert is called ‘Purin à La Mode’ in Japan. ‘Purin’ is a Japanese name for Creme Caramel. According to Wikipedia, this dessert was invented by a hotel in Yokohama to entertain wives of American GHQ officers after World War Ⅱ. I never knew that, but this dessert was always popular at family restaurants and …

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