sweets

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    ‘Rugelach’ Cream Cheese Pastry

    ‘Rugelach’ is a Jewish pastry and it attracted my attention when I was looking for a recipe that I can use leftover cream cheese. The article I found was about food in NY and I found ‘Rugelach’ is a new craze. I have never tasted authentic Jewish ‘Rugelach’ and I don’t know what I bake …

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    My Mother’s Stick Doughnuts

    My mother’s doughnuts were not round. They were sticks and my sisters and I loved them. And our children, her grandchildren, loved them. Her neighbours also loved them. That’s why she used to make a lot of them when she decided to make them. There was no recipe. She just mixed flour, sugar and eggs. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Banana & Custard Tart

    I used to make this dessert for my children quite often. It was one of their favourites, but they were in doubt at first because they had never tasted cooked Bananas before. This tart tastes best when it is cold. I recommend to cool it completely. I have cooked it for the first time in …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Super Easy Matcha Biscuits

    This recipe is based on my ‘Shortbread Butter Biscuits’ recipe. I simply add 1 tablespoon of Matcha powder to it. If you like stronger Matcha flavour, add more Matcha for extra bitterness. And again, I don’t use much sugar. This biscuit dough can be cut out into your favourite shapes or refrigerated to be sliced. …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Cocoa Sugar Almonds

    When I had craving for chocolate on the other day, I made these cocoa sugar coated almonds using my ‘Cinnamon Sugar Almonds’ recipe. I used cocoa powder instead of cinnamon and the result was successful. I might be able to create other flavours such as Spicy Chilli. Ingredients Almonds 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups …

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    Rum & Sultana Cake

    This cake is not for children because it is highly alcoholic. To make this cake, you need to soak sultanas in rum for a few days. I always have a jar of rum-steeped sultanas/raisins in my pantry. It’s good to have, because they do magic on simple ice-cream or chocolate or anything. Cake Tin Loaf …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    An Pan

    ‘An Pan’ is a Japanese sweet bread roll filled with ‘Azuki’ Red Bean Paste. ‘An (sweet paste filling) + Pan (bread)’ can be made with other fillings but the most popular filling is ‘Azuki’ Red Bean Paste. Japan has a children’s super hero named ‘Anpan-man’ who’s head made of ‘An Pan’. The ‘Anpan-man’ stories are …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Taiyaki

    ‘Taiyaki’ is Fish-shaped pancake with yummy filling inside. The most common filling is ‘Tsubu-an’, the sweet ‘Azuki’ red bean paste. Other recommended fillings are custard, chocolate, fruit jam, or Nutella. Savoury filling would be nice as well. Be creative and enjoy making your own ‘Taiyaki’. Taiyaki pans are available from many online retailers. I bought …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Matcha Dango with ‘Tsubu-an’

    My favourite type of Dango is ‘Kusa Dango’ and they are very green because the dough is made from Rice flour and young leaves of ‘Yomogi’ plant. ‘Yomogi’ used to be growing absolutely everywhere in Japan and my mother and I used to have a walk to collect ‘Yomogi’ leaves when we made ‘Kusa Dango’. …

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    Mitarashi Dango

    My daughter requested me a recipe of ‘Dango’, Japanese dumplings made from Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. There are so many different types of Dango in different regions in Japan. Here is the most popular ‘Mitarashi Dango’ recipe. ‘Mitarashi Dango’ are plain dumplings covered with sauce made with soy sauce and sugar. If you can find …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry Bavarois

    Strawberry Bavarois is a creamy jelly desert. This is my super-easy method. If you wish to mould it, you might need extra gelatine. This is a soft jelly, so let it set in glasses. See my healthy ‘Strawberry & Yoghurt Jelly’ recipe as well. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 6 sheets (10g) Gelatine Leaves …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Bavarois

    ‘Bavarois’ is a creamy jelly dessert. When Matcha is mixed with milk, cream, white chocolate or sweetened condensed milk, the Matcha flavour becomes so mellow with its distinctive bitterness. I finally started liking Matcha after having hated it for many years. This ‘Matcha Bavarois’ is not too sweet, so it would be nice to be …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    No-Bake Yoghurt Cheesecake

    On a hot summer day, I don’t want to bake. This gelatine-set Cheesecake is an ideal dessert. Yoghurt adds freshness to the rich cream cheese and frozen berries are perfect match to the flavour of this cake. And of course, it is easy to make! Cake Tin 18cm Springform Cake Tin Ingredients BaseChoco Ripple Biscuits …

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    Coffee Jelly

    One of my favourite summer desserts is ‘Coffee Jelly’ which is very popular in Japan. It was quite hot yesterday and I had a craving for it. It is very easy to make. You only need ‘Good Strong Coffee’ and ‘Gelatine’. I recommend to make your Coffee stronger than usual for the jelly. Icy cold …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

    These sugar coated almonds are often called ‘Candied Almonds’ but I call them ‘Cinnamon Sugar Almonds’. The sugar or spice coated almonds are so expensive to buy. If once you learn how to make them, you never buy them from stores because it is easy to make. I use roasted almonds for crunchy texture but …

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