Tag: Asian bakes

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

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, Bread-making, My Favourite Ingredients, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Learning to love the green tea-red bean combination

We’re taking a little break from the Japan travel blogs because I haven’t had the time to make the next posts in the series yet. But what else should I write about except this Japanese-inspired bread? This has been on my drafts folder for such a looooong long time. So long I don’t even want …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Edible horns filled with Nutella cream anyone?

The world of food is fascinating. It seems there is always something that gets created everyday that can serve each and every person’s gastronomic whim. Whatever version you prefer of a particular dish or food item, there’s bound to be a recipe for it. It’s bound to exist. Food is one of those things you will never …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Filipino Food-love, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

Sometimes I wonder about Spanish Bread

When I was in high school and history was a required subject, zoning out in class seemed to be a contagious disease among students. Whenever the teacher asked a question you can practically hear the crickets sing. At times some of us would get sick of the silence and raise our hands to answer just …

Baking Recipes, Filipino Food-love, Simple cakes, Timeless Treats

A bibingka recipe for the books and some spiked hot chocolate to go with it

I have yet to figure out why among all the Filipino pastries, there is none I associate more with Christmas than bibingka. Even though it has become pretty mainstream these days, I still cannot help but feel this way. I’ve told the story before– about how it became such a part of my Christmas childhood …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things

Getting some homemade puto-pao satisfaction

I’ve been slacking off, I know. But I have a perfectly good excuse: It’s the weather! Seriously though, with the arrival of the first -ber month we’ve officially entered sweater-weather territory. Aside from finally getting a chance to break out my favourite layered outfits, this weather has made the evenings utterly conducive for lounging around …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Filipino Food-love, My Comfort Food, My favourite things, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

One of my favourite Filipino breads in 3 forms

There are about a million kinds of breads in the world and I love trying them all. French breads and Japanese breads are among my favourites, but I always- always– find myself drifting back to Filipino bread at the end of the day. There’s something about them that’s so comforting; something that fills me with …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things, Simple cakes, Timeless Treats

{Christmas Countdown 2013} My second bibingka, this time much better

When I was a kid, I had a fierce love for bibingka. My Mother used to take me to church a lot during the Christmas season, and the sellers of bibingka and puto bumbong would be lined up outside all day long. The smell wafting through the church doors was irresistible, and it would not …