sweets

  • Sweets

    Super Easy No-Bake Lemon Slice

    I had some Lemons and wanted to make Lemon flavoured cake or something, but I didn’t want to use the oven because the weather was too hot. Luckily I had a packet of Marie Biscuits and I made this Australian classic Lemon Slice. You don’t need to bake anything. It’s super easy to make. Makes …

  • Cold Sweets

    Strawberry Sorbet

    Strawberries are in season and I bought a few punnets the other day. As it’s been very hot in Melbourne lately, I wanted to make a cold dessert, and I made this Sorbet today. There are many different recipes for Strawberry Sorbet, but my recipe is very simple. Make a soft Strawberry Jelly adding some …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot & Coconut Delight

    You don’t need to cook anything to make this delicious treat. If you have a food processor, it is super easy to make. This recipe is very versatile. By replacing some ingredients with others, and adding extra ingredients, you can create your own ‘Apricot Delight’. Makes 4 to 8 Servings Ingredients 200g Dried Apricots1 cup …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Candied Orange Peel

    Recently I made several cakes that required Candied Orange Peel. Then I discovered that no shop sells it where I live. I used Mixed Citrus Peel that is widely available. My family members regularly eat Oranges and throw away the peel. So, I decided to make Candied Orange Peel today. It is much easier than …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Chilli Sugar Coated Peanuts

    I often make Sugar Coated Nuts. It is very easy to make and it doesn’t take long at all. ‘Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds’ are the most popular, but you can use other Nuts and other Spices. Today I used Peanuts and added Ground Chilli. Chilli and Sugar are a good combination. It’s quite addictive. Ingredients …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Banana Custard Meringue

    I nearly named this dessert ‘Banana Meringue Pie’ but it is not a pie. There is no pie pastry in this dessert. The bottom layer is actually Sweet Biscuits. It’s inspired by an American dessert that I tasted many years ago. Today I made Custard, but you can use store-bought Custard. In that case, this …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Custard Dorayaki

    ‘Dorayaki’ is a pancake sandwich with Sweet Azuki Paste as a filling, and it is extremely popular in Japan. There are many variations these days. I often add Whipped Cream, OR Peanut Butter. You can use Chestnut Paste OR Sweet Potato Paste instead of Azuki Paste. Today I used Custard. I don’t have to say …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Cherry Crumble Pie

    When I wanted to make a Cherry Pie and looked for recipes, I couldn’t find any recipes that were suitable for my 22.5cm Pyrex pie dish which I normally use. I like this pie dish because it is right size for my family and easy to clean. This recipe is for this particular pie dish. …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed & Microwaved Sweets

    Instant Azuki Mug Cake

    I sometimes crave ‘Wagashi’, Japanese sweets, but it is almost impossible to find where I live. When I miss ‘Wagashi’, I cook ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), which is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. I want to share a super quick and easy cake you can make using ‘Taubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste). It satisfies …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Peanut Brittle

    There are many different Candied Roasted Nuts in the world. Japan has Muscovado Candied Roasted Soy Beans. I am a huge fan of ‘Almond Toffee’. They are dangerous foods, but I love them all. Peanut Brittle is super easy to make and you don’t need special ingredients. Well, some recipes require ingredients that most people …

  • Sweets

    Earl Grey Tea Syrup

    I used Earl Grey Tea, but you can use your favourite Tea. The fragrance of Tea can be easily lost when it is boiled. That happened when I made Earl Grey Tea first, then added Sugar and simmered into syrup. I recommend to make syrup first, then add Tea (bags OR leaves) to infuse. Makes …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Almond Toffee

    There are very many different recipes for Toffee. Some recipes require a lot of ingredients. I use Sugar and Butter to make Toffee, but I always add Almonds. You can use other nuts such as Pecans, Walnuts OR Peanuts. I don’t want to make a huge amount, because this Toffee is high in calories and …

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