Category: Baking Recipes

Baking Recipes, Product Reviews, Simple cakes

Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Maya Yellow Cake Mix 1 - Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Remember awhile back when I posted about the goody bag I was sent by Maya Hotcake Mix? I promised I would review the cake mixes and this is the first that I decided to try out. I’m not a regular user of cake mix since I make all my cakes from scratch, but I’m going …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Lovely Easter Blossom Pull-Apart Bread to put you in the mood for spring

Spring Blossom Pull Apart Bread 1 - Lovely Easter Blossom Pull-Apart Bread to put you in the mood for spring

It’s Easter once again and this time I made sure to bake something for the occasion. As most of us know, the Easter Season is also referred to as the Holy Week in certain religions. We’re counting down the days leading up to Christ’s resurrection, so in many ways, Easter stands for a renewal of …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Tangzhong Bread 1 - The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

When it comes to beans, I’m not really particular. I neither actively seek them out nor do I remove them piece by piece from my chilli. They’re just one of those things I don’t mind, you know? But there are particular moments when I’d eat them wholeheartedly, and one of them would certainly be when …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Korean food, The Breakfast Bin

I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Korean Egg Bread 1 - I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Visiting a country during its different seasons can be interesting. For one thing, you get to appreciate the artistry that Mother Nature has poured upon each season to make them unique from one another. The changing of the seasons has a way of reminding me as well how there’s a continuing cycle in the Universe. …

Baking Recipes, Frozen treats, Yeasted breads

Let’s construct a Japanese-style Honey Brick Toast Box

Toast Box 1 - Let's construct a Japanese-style Honey Brick Toast Box

A few weeks ago I wrote about Hokkaido’s sublimely soft Milk Bread, but that loaf of bread isn’t just good for sandwiches and morning toast. It’s also rather perfect for the Japanese Brick Toast. Have you ever heard of a Brick Toast, aka a Japanese Toast Box? It’s this really neat invention where a super …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Sapporo Memories in a Travel Video + Homemade Langue de Chat Recipe

LDC Cover 1 - Sapporo Memories in a Travel Video + Homemade Langue de Chat Recipe

One of Sapporo’s most famous food icons is the langue de chat sandwich cookie. It’s French in origin but it’s enjoying quite a bit of popularity among locals and tourists alike. I guess it makes sense since making baked goods like this is a way to put Hokkaido’s amazing dairy to good use. It’s pretty …

Baking Recipes, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

An unforgettable Hokkaido Milk Bread, and why everyone should be making it

Hokkaido Milk Bread 1 - An unforgettable Hokkaido Milk Bread, and why everyone should be making it

There are plenty of things I didn’t get to try during my very brief visit to Sapporo a few weeks ago, and one of them is Hokkaido breads and pastries. It’s a known fact that Hokkaido produces the best dairy products in all of Japan, so can we all just take a second to imagine …

Baking Recipes, Pancakes, Waffles & Breakfast, Product Reviews, Spoon desserts & puddings

A lazy Pancake Mix Crepes Recipe for any status this Valentine’s

Maya Crepes 1 - A lazy Pancake Mix Crepes Recipe for any status this Valentine's

I contemplated for a while whether I should make something for Valentine’s this year. I mean, I don’t even make a fuss for my own birthday so skipping Valentine’s is definitely no problem. It’s not that I hate Valentine’s or anything like that– although I do feel like the sky-high prices of flowers for this …