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    Mixed Dried Fruit Cupcakes

    Using the same ingredients of Christmas Cake, I made these cupcakes today. I just mixed Brandy-soaked Dried Fruit and some Almonds with ‘Basic Cupcake’ batter. Much quicker to bake and easier to share with people. The smell and the flavour of these cupcakes are so Christmassy! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 2 cups Mixed Dried Fruit*Note: …

  • Sweets

    Livingston’s Family Xmas Pudding

    Duncan Livingston is my husband’s beloved grandfather Theo’s father. Duncan was born in 1891. He was the third son of George Archibald Livingston and his wife Joann Livingston (nee McCalman). This Xmas Pudding recipe is Duncan’s mother Joann’s recipe. It’s been handed down from generation to generation, and Theo’s eldest daughter Joan, who is Joann’s …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mixed Dried Fruit Scones

    I needed to use some leftover Mixed Dried Fruit, so I decided to add them to Scones. All my Scone recipes are based on Auntie Loran’s recipe that doesn’t require Egg. The amount of the leftover Mixed Dried Fruit was not enough, so I added extra Sultanas and Black Currants. I was afraid that I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mixed Fruit Slice

    Several months ago, I bought a packet of Mixed Dried Fruit. I needed to use it and decided to make Mixed Fruit Slice. To make this type of cake, you really don’t need a recipe, do you? I just mixed cake ingredients that I wished to use, then added Milk to make the right texture. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mixed Fruit Pound Cake

    I had a lot of leftover Dried Fruit in my pantry. I decided to make a Fruit Cake and looked for recipes. I found many recipes on the internet, but most recipes are for a very large cake. So, I used my Basic Pound Cake recipe, replaced Caster Sugar with Brown Sugar, and added Dried …

  • Bread Fruit

    100% Oats Bread with Apple & Sultana Raisins

    It seems my family members have been enjoying 100% Oats Bread. Today I added Apple and Sultana Raisins, and made it slightly sweeter. The ingredients of this bread are almost identical to the Porridge that I eat for breakfast. Just mix all ingredients and pour into a lined loaf tin, then leave it in a …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Cream Cheese & Rum Raisin Cupcakes

    Rum Raisins go very well with Cream Cheese as we know Cheesecake with Rum Raisins is delicious. It is good to have a jar of Rum-Steeped Raisins OR Sultanas in the pantry for always. Today I added some Rum-Steeped Sultanas to Cream Cheese Cupcakes. It couldn’t go wrong, could it? Of course cupcakes were delicious. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lviv Style Cheesecake

    Lviv is a beautiful cultural city in western Ukraine, near the border with Poland. It is known as a centre of art, literature, music and theatre. I learned Lviv Cheesecake often contains Dried Fruit such as Raisins and is coated with Chocolate. I couldn’t resist making it. Ukrainian Cheese called ‘Farmers Cheese’ seems to be …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Cold Stewed Apple Dessert

    Some Apples were turning wrinkly and I stewed them. I stored the stewed Apple in the fridge. On a hot day, I ate the chilled stewed Apple with leftover whipped Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream. As I always have a jar of Rum-steeped Sultanas, I poured some over the Ice Cream. And it was bloody …

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    Butter Bean Paste Stuffed Puffs

    I often use canned Butter Beans for sweets as the sweetened Butter Bean Paste tastes very similar to Japanese ‘Shiro-an’ (Sweet White Bean Paste). Just like Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste, it is a great filling for Buns, Rolls, Cakes and Pies. Today I added Cocoa, Sultanas and Walnuts, and simply sandwiched the mixture with …

  • Cold Sweets

    Pumpkin & Rum Raisin Ice Cream

    I have a super easy Ice Cream recipe ‘Azuki Ice Cream’. The ingredients are Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Thickened Cream. I made this ‘Pumpkin Ice Cream’ in the same way. I first made sweet Pumpkin Paste and mixed it with whipped Cream. I wanted to add Rum rather than Vanilla, so I added Rum-steeped …

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