Category: Yeasted breads

Baking Recipes, Frozen treats, Yeasted breads

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

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 

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

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 …

Baking Recipes, The Breakfast Bin, The Tummy Train TV, Yeasted breads

The pleasures of making a Matcha-Milk Tangzhong Bread [VIDEO]

I don’t have any life-story to share with you today; only the story of the ridiculous bouts of indecision I’ve been going through when it came to sharing this Matcha-Milk Tangzhong Bread post. See, I filmed me making this a while back and when I transferred it to my computer and watched the footage it …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

A Matcha Black Sesame Babka for the books

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I believe in the concept of “The One”. As for the process of discovering who that is, that’s where I’m left a bit clueless. Do you catch sight of each other in a crowded room and feel oddly drawn, your heart pounding faster as you near? Could it be …

Baking Recipes, The Breakfast Bin, The Tummy Train TV, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

Taking an Easter classic up a notch with Rum Raisin Hot Cross Buns and KitchenAid [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that I love making breads, and I think I have to credit my KitchenAid stand mixer for helping me discover that love. I have no issues hand-kneading bread, but boy does this piece of machinery make my bread-making life a hundred times easier and quicker! After I got my KitchenAid stand mixer, …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Have some Salted Chocolate Babka in January, because why not?

I’ve been feeling kind of weird these past few days, and I’m going to chalk it all up to yet another bad case of wanderlust. Getting back from my year-end trip always puts me in this funk. I want to get up and go on another adventure! But being the realist that I am, I …