raisins

  • 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 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. I only …

  • 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. Cheese called ‘Farmers Cheese’ seems to be often …

  • 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 …

  • 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

    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

    Instant Carrot Cake

    When you crave a piece of Carrot Cake, you can make this Carrot Cake in a coffee cup in less than 5 minutes, only if you have a Carrot and, most importantly, a microwave. The hardest part is grating a Carrot, I suppose. No Egg is needed. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 1 small Carrot *grated …

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    Ricotta & Rum Raisin Tarts

    This tart is made with almost same ingredients as ‘Ricotta & Jam Tart’ and can be made into one large tart like it. Today I made small tarts using a standard size muffin pan. Raisins (OR Sultanas) don’t need to be steeped in Rum, especially for children. Makes 12 small tarts Ingredients Basic Shortcrust Pastry125g …

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    Polenta (Cornmeal) Cookies

    These Italian ‘Zaletti’ inspired cookies are ‘love them or hate them’ cookies. As the main ingredient is Polenta (Cornmeal), the cookie’s texture is grainy. If you don’t enjoy the texture of cornbread, you might not enjoy them. But I love them!!! Makes 24 cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 cup Polenta (Cornmeal)3/4 …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cream Cheese Cake With Rum Raisins

    Based on my ‘Steamed Cream Cheese Cake’, I made a larger steamed cake. As I am such a big fan of Rum & Raisins (Sultanas), I added them to the cake. This ‘Steamed Cream Cheese Cake With Rum Raisins’ is so soft, moist and fluffy like a soufflé. And it is alcoholic, so it’s only …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cake

    These days in Japan, many people have an oven in their kitchen, but it is most likely bench-top oven, rather small and looks like a microwave. Home baking is still not very popular over there. When I was a child, no one had the oven. But my mother and grandmother used to make cakes. How? …

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