• Bread Dough

    Basic White Bread

    I used to wake up in the morning, in the house that was filled with the lovely smell of baking bread thanks to my bread-baking machine. I don’t have the machine any more and I bake bread using the oven. But this ‘Basic White Bread’ recipe is always same. For the machine, I had to …

  • Bread Potato

    Potato Flat Bread

    A few days ago, I tried ‘Savoury Potato Pancake’ recipe that I found on a Japanese cooking site. I would not approve the recipe. The grated raw potato has an unpleasant smell and the cooked potato pancakes still have the smell. You got to get rid of the smell. Then I started trying to make …

  • Bread Dough

    1-Hour Focaccia

    When I was cooking ‘Chicken Cream Stew’ for dinner one day, I was regretful that I hadn’t bought a nice crusty bread. I still had 50 minutes until dinner time, so I started making bread. I had heard about microwave enforced proofing for quick bread making. I made 4 bread rolls that evening. The bread …

  • Bread

    Super Easy Flatbread

    Melbourne is a multicultural city and I have come across so many interesting foods. Until I started living in Melbourne, I never knew there are so many different types of bread including many varieties of flatbreads. I often bake bread at home, but nothing is easier than this ‘Super Easy Flatbread’. The ingredients are Plain …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Cinnamon Rolls

    ‘Kamome Shokudō’ is a 2006 Japanese comedy film that is set in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. It’s a story about a woman who sets up a small cafe serving Japanese-style food. Many delicious-looking foods appear on the film but the Finnish ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ holds the key to attracting the local customers. I started …

  • Bread Dough

    Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread

    ‘Pão de Queijo’ (Cheese Bread in Portuguese) is a small cheese roll, a popular food in Brazil. The reason why I started baking ‘Pão de queijo’ is because I simply fell in love with this bread roll when I first tasted it in Japan. More then 10 years ago, my family lived in a city …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Milky Stick Bread

    Many years ago, my family lived in Japan for a short period of time. My children enjoyed Japanese culture and food. There were some food they were extremely fond of. One of them was ‘Stick Bread’. They were slightly sweet stick-shaped soft bread in a perfect bite-size for children. What is so special about those …

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