Category: Baking Recipes

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 …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV

A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Cacao Nib Coffeecake 1 - A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Lately I’ve been hankering for coffee so much it’s not even funny anymore. After drinking some during breakfast early in the morning, I’m already itching for another glass around mid-morning. I wonder if the thought of having so many kinds of coffee stashed at home is causing this. Nonetheless, bless all the people who gifted …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

Pork Floss Bread Rolls 1 - Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

We Chinese are a very superstitious lot. And while I don’t necessarily know or practice a lot of these superstitions myself, I think it’s a fun exercise trying to follow the preparations the elders make for Chinese New Year. They tie a lot of the food they serve to the superstitions, you see. I remember …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

The most perfect Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Muffins on the planet

Jalapeno Cheese Corn Muffins 1 - The most perfect Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Muffins on the planet

It boggles my mind to this day how I could be the only person in our household who likes corn. I’m talking about real, actual like– the sort where you’ll willingly go out of your way to buy and eat corn because you want to, not because you don’t have any other choice. I must …

Baking Recipes, Spoon desserts & puddings

A happy birthday Matcha Green Tea Souffle Recipe

Matcha Souffle 1 - A happy birthday Matcha Green Tea Souffle Recipe

It’s my birthday in a few days and oddly enough I feel just a bit less ambivalent about it compared to the last few years. I don’t tend to make a big deal out of stuff like this, but because it’s going to be my first year post quarter-life it seemed appropriate to write something. …