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  • Bread Dough Vegetables

    Vegan Nikuman (Soy Protein Buns)

    My daughter asked me to make a Vegetarian version of Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns). I challenged myself to make a Vegan version using Soy Protein. These buns are delicious, and even my meat-loving husband enjoyed them. You can find very reasonably priced Dry Soy Protein products at many Asian grocery stores. Supermarkets sell them, too. …

  • Cheese Dough

    Savoury Buttermilk Cheese Scones

    My Scone recipes are all based on Auntie Lorna’s scone recipe. Lorna’s scones are made with basic ingredients only. I started to use Buttermilk instead of regular Milk, and the Buttermilk version makes even nicer Scones. Today I added some grated Cheese and Chives to make these Savoury Scones. Lorna’s recipe has been evolving into …

  • Bread

    Pumpkin Bread

    This is another good way to use up your leftover Cooked Pumpkin. This bread doesn’t taste like Pumpkin, but it has the beautiful yellow colour and also the nutrients of the vegetable. The dough can be very soft and sticky. This is my favourite type of bread dough. Do not try to knead it if …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Banana Doughnuts

    Since My ‘Pumpkin Doughnuts’ was very successful, I wanted to make similar Doughnuts using pureed Banana. Today I finally had a ripe Banana, I made these Doughnuts in the same way as Pumpkin Doughnuts. This recipe is really versatile. It should work with any other food that is pureed into soft paste. I might try …

  • Bread Dough

    Yoghurt Flatbread

    If you like the sour flavour of the Sourdough Bread, you would enjoy this Yoghurt Flatbread. This flatbread is not very sour but you can taste the sourness of Yoghurt. This flatbread is Pocket Bread like Pita Bread, and perfect for Sandwiches. Makes 8 Pieces Ingredients 1 & 1/2 cups Plain Flour *plus extra1 teaspoon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Pumpkin Doughnuts

    The other day I made leftover cooked Pumpkin into ‘Pumpkin Dango Dumplings’ using Glutinous Rice Flour. Today I used Regular Self-Raising and made it into Doughnuts. The process is almost identical. You mix the pureed Pumpkin with Flour. I added some Sugar for these Doughnuts. Makes 20 Balls Ingredients 100g Cooked Pumpkin *1/2 cup when …

  • Dough

    Super Easy Puff Pastry

    I often make Shortcrust Pastry, but I have never wished to bother making Puff Pastry from scratch. I always buy Frozen Puff Pastry from stores, because I believed it would involve a hard work just like making Croissant dough. Then I saw someone making Puff Pastry dough in the way similar to making Scones. Today …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mochi Doughnuts

    The other day, my daughter was talking about Mochi Doughnuts. I have seen Mochi Doughnuts before, but never tasted them. I knew that Mochi is made with Glutinous Rice. So, I tried to make Doughnuts using a mix of Wheat Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour. My very first attempt of making Mochi Doughnuts was amazingly …

  • Bread Dough

    Super Easy Ciabatta Rolls

    The other day I was reading about how to make Ciabatta Bread. There is a particular way to make the dough and it takes quite some time to prove. Then I realised the ratio of ingredients in total is very similar to my ‘No-Knead Simple White Bread’, which I have been baking regularly. I made …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    French Crullers

    ‘French Cruller’ is basically deep-fried Choux pastry (Profiterole pastry). It is very popular in Japan, but I don’t see them in Melbourne. If you have made Profiteroles before, it would be quite simple to make. One important thing to remember is to use a star-shaped nozzle when you pipe out the dough. The pastry is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    My Mother’s Round Doughnuts

    My mother used just Plain Flour to make ‘My Mother’s Stick Doughnuts’ as those stick doughnuts should have firm cookie-like texture. She occasionally added some Baking Powder and made these round ones. She used only basic ingredients that were commonly available, and these doughnuts still taste great. Makes 10 Doughnuts Ingredients 1 cup Self-Raising Flour …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Savoury Cheese Biscuits

    Many people bake sweet cookies and biscuits at home. How about savoury biscuits? These biscuits are easy to make. Once it is rolled out into a thin sheet, cut it into sticks, squares or any shapes you like. It can be a great family activity, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Plain Flour1 teaspoon …

  • Bread Dough

    My Bao Buns

    Are Bao Buns supposed to be sweet? Store-bought Bao Buns are too sweet for me. I made less sweet Bao Buns based on my dough for Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns). Add 1 to 2 tablespoons Sugar. 2 tablespoons is quite a lot, but still much less sweet than store-bought ones. If you bake Bread regularly, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Okinawa Doughnuts

    ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Apple Cinnamon Rolls

    Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ can be made as easily as cookies. The extra work you have to do is roll out the dough, spread the Cinnamon & Sugar mixture, then roll up. Once you have done it, you would know that it’s much easier than you think. Today I added Apple. …

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