sultanas

  • Sweets

    Couscous Custard Pudding

    My ‘Semolina Custard Pudding’ is super easy to make, and I much prefer Semolina Pudding to Rice Pudding. Today I made the same pudding using Couscous as I didn’t have Semolina. Couscous and Semolina are basically same thing and Couscous is often made from Semolina. The texture is coarser, but it was quite comforting. Makes …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Cornflakes Florentines

    This is what is known as Florentines in Australia. It’s very different from what is known as Florentines in Japan. It seems ‘Cornflakes’ is the key ingredient here in Australia. The method is simple. Combine Condensed Milk and Cornflakes, and add Dry Fruit and Nuts. Then bake in the oven at rather low temperature. Finally, …

  • 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. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Marzipan Stuffed Sultana (Raisin) Bread Cake

    December nears and shops are full of Christmas foods. I saw ‘Stollen’ in an ALDI store and the ‘Stollen’, that was made with so many ingredients including Palm Oil and Preservatives, inspired me to make this Sultana Bread Cake. I used commonly available natural ingredients only. Makes 30cm Log Ingredients 1/2 to 1 cup Rum …

  • Bread

    Cinnamon Sultana Raisin Bread

    My ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’ is very versatile. Today I added Ground Cinnamon and Sultanas to make this delicious bread. You might wish to use Raisins rather than Sultanas. Orange Peel is a good addition. Loaf Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk2 teaspoons Dry Yeast1 & 3/4 cups Bread Flour *plus extra …

  • 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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    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 …

  • Egg Sweets

    Semolina Custard Pudding

    Do you want to eat something sweet, warm and comforting? Try this super easy pudding that can be made instantly. Much nicer than Rice Pudding, which I do not wish to eat. To be able to make this yummy pudding, I always stock a bag of Semolina in my pantry. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300ml …

  • 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? …

  • Bread Dough Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sultana Buns

    When I was a child, my family’s breakfast was ‘Toast & Hot Drink’, not ‘Miso Soup & Rice’. When we were out of bread, my mother made steamed buns for us. Sometimes she made pancakes, but it seemed steamed buns were the easiest to make for her. She often made ‘Raisin Buns’. I make them …