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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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    Cream Cheese & Yoghurt Jelly

    To make this dessert, I bought a Tupperware jelly mould and it was before my first child was born. So, this recipe is older than my son. The amount of Sugar is up to your preference, but it shouldn’t be too sweet. Fruit can be any fruit that can go well with cream cheese flavour. …

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    Apricot Crumble Cake

    This delicious cake can be made with any seasonal fruit. This time I used Apricots. You may wish to use plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, etc. If you don’t have any seasonal fruit, canned fruit is totally fine. Enjoy with softly whipped cream or yoghurt. Cake Tin 20cm Square Cake Tin Crumble 50g Butter3 to …

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    Basic Bavarois with Mixed Berry Sauce

    When I want to use up leftover Egg Yolks, I often make custard desserts. This is one of them. Some recipes say we should cook the Egg Yolks with Milk, but I don’t cook. Because the hot Milk will cook the Egg Yolk. This Basic Bavarois is best to serve with fresh berries or berry …

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    Wine Kanten Jelly

    Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but its texture is different. The advantage of using Kanten and Agar as gelling agent is that it can set liquid with the fruit such as fresh Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit or Mango. Those fruits break down the protein found in gelatine and prevent the jelly from setting. This doesn’t …

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