Category: Yeasted breads

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Black Sesame Matcha Brioche to feed my mini obsession

Black Sesame & Matcha Brioche

After writing about the Matcha Black Sesame Babkas I tried the other time, I got hooked. I opened my recipe compendium (that’s the only apt word for the 4,500+ recipes I’ve collected over the years) and started looking through anything with matcha and black sesame in it, not resting until I found this brioche. If …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

How to make Salted Egg Lava Buns at home

Salted Egg Lava Buns Recipe

I can’t even properly express how excited I am to share this recipe for Salted Egg Lava Buns with you all! After a few frustrating tries, you’d think I’d have developed a sort of “allergy” when it came to testing recipes for this particular bun already. Well this is one of those times when my …

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 …

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, 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 …

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, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

Pretzels with Mustard Dip attempted out of curiosity + a tutorial on how to shape pretzels

Soft Pretzels 1 - Pretzels with Mustard Dip attempted out of curiosity + a tutorial on how to shape pretzels

Writing all my NYC travel diaries has reminded me that I have this Pretzels with Mustard Dip Recipe waiting to spring out on the blog. In the history of my home baking, I’ve never met a pretzel recipe I didn’t like. But I also cannot deny that this is the best batch of pretzels I’ve …