sweets

  • Sweets

    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon Curd Slice

    The other day my daughter tried a ‘Lemon Slice’ recipe that she found on YouTube. She baked the base, poured the lemon topping mixture over the base, and baked it again. The lemon topping didn’t set, and it was far too sweet. Then I decided to create my own ‘Lemon Slice’. The base of this …

  • Cold Sweets

    Frozen Cream Cheese Dessert

    This dessert is super easy to make and everyone would love it. It is best when softly frozen, but you can enjoy it unfrozen just like a mousse. Freeze it in a large container OR individual serving glasses. You may wish to increase the amount of Sugar as 2 tablespoons seems too small, but you …

  • Potato Sweets

    Dorayaki with Sweet Potato Paste

    ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling. The most popular filling is ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), but you can use any filling as there is no rule. Today I made with Sweet Potato Paste. You can reduce the amount of Sugar when you make the paste, so that you can enjoy the natural …

  • 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

    My Mother’s Round Doughnuts

    My mother used just Plain Flour to make ‘My Mother’s Stick Doughnuts’ as those stick doughnuts should have firm cookie-like texture. She occasionally added some Baking Powder and made these round ones. She used only basic ingredients that were commonly available, and these doughnuts still taste great. Makes 10 Doughnuts Ingredients 1 cup Self-Raising Flour …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Peach Cobbler

    This is a super easy way to make Peach Cobbler. Using a canned Peaches, it can be made any time, really quickly. When Peaches are in season, you may wish to use fresh Peaches. If you have never made Peach Cobbler before, you would be surprised how easy it is to make it, according to …

  • Potato Sweets

    Fried & Glazed Japanese Sweet Potato

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables that I miss. My favourite Japanese Sweet Potato dish is ‘Daigaku Imo’ (大学芋) that is deep-fried Sweet Potato coated with sweet and savoury glaze. I have tried to make it using Sweet Potatoes that are available in Australia and none of them was good. Then, today I …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apple Custard

    I don’t know how young I was, probably 6 or 7 years old. I still remember the day my mother cooked this dessert for my sisters and me. Apple pieces were still crunchy. I wished if they were softer. That’s my first memory that I ever tasted custard. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Apples1 tablespoon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chocolate & Coffee Scones

    Here is another variation of Auntie Lorna’s Scone. All my scone recipes are based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe, because that’s the first and the only recipe that I have learned. According to the amount of dry ingredients and other wet ingredients, the amount of Milk needs to be altered. Once you know the texture …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Instant Peach Cobbler

    This is a Super Easy recipe to make ‘Peach Cobbler’ just for you when you crave it. However, this recipe can be easily multiplied to make more servings. If you microwave it, Peach Cobbler will be ready in 5 minutes. If you can wait, bake it in the oven and you will get lovely crusty …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon & White Chocolate Scones

    Our next-door neighbours are very kind and they regularly share their garden harvests with us. Now I have a bucketful of Lemons! I am so grateful because our lemon trees have never produced fruit and I always have to buy them. Today I baked these Lemon flavoured scones based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe. I …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Sweet Azuki Swirl Loaf

    Today I was making ‘An Pan’, that is a Japanese sweet bread roll filled with Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. Suddenly my ‘laziness’ kicked in and I wanted to make something easier. So, instead of wrapping the Azuki paste with the dough, I rolled it, placed it in a loaf tin, and baked it. OMG!!! …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Monkey Bread (Cinnamon Bread Bites)

    When I spent a year in Alabama in the US nearly 30 years ago, I came across many delicious foods. ‘Monkey Bread’ is one of them. I tried to make it using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, which amount is perfect for my family. If you have never heard of ‘Monkey Bread’, try it once. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Okinawa Doughnuts

    ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked …

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