Dough

  • Bread Dough Gyoza Vegetables

    ‘Oyaki’

    If you have travelled in Shinshū region Japan, you might have tasted the authentic ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan. ‘Oyaki’ are particularly popular in Nagano Prefecture which is …

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    Greek Flatbread for Souvlaki or Dips

    Souvlaki is my family’s favourite Greek food and we always enjoy Souvlaki with flatbread. I use to buy the Souvlaki bread, but I realised that I could make them at home. My recipe is based on my ‘1-Hour Focaccia’ recipe and these bread are better than store-bought ones as always. And it’s EASY! Makes 4 …

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    Savoury Pancakes

    These pancakes have soft and chewy texture that is similar to the dumpling wrappers. They are perfect for Peking Duck or similar Asian dishes. The best way to cook is using a non-stick frying pan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Plain Flour 2 cupsWater 2 cupsSalt 1/4 teaspoonCanola Oil 1-2 tablespoonsSesame Oil 1 teaspoon *optional, this …

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    Basic White Bread

    I used to wake up in the morning, in the house that was filled with the lovely smell of freshly baked bread thanks to my bread machine. I don’t have the machine any more and I bake the bread in the oven using the same recipe. If you use a bread machine, use Water or …

  • Bread Dough Pork

    Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns)

    ‘Nikuman’ is the Japanese name for the steamed pork buns made from flour pastry and filled with pork mince and vegetable mixture. ‘Nikuman’ can be made quite easily at home. I use Sugar and Soy Sauce to season the pork mixture, but you can use whatever you like. Pork Mince can be replaced by other …

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    1-Hour Focaccia

    I first made this 1-Hour Focaccia when I was cooking ‘Chicken Cream Stew’ for dinner and I really wanted to serve it with a nice crusty bread but I didn’t have any bread. I had heard about microwave enforced proofing for quick bread making, so I tried it. Microwave can make the dough warmer and …

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    Playdough

    This playdough is great fun to play with and it’s great fun to make it. My son was always very creative and enjoyed making things with a variety of materials when young. Playdough was an essential material for him, and now he has grown up to be an artist. Ingredients Plain Flour 1 cupSakt 1/2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Basic Shortcrust Pastry

    I never wanted to bother making pastry from scratch. But I have done it once to find out how easy it is. My shortcrust pastry is very versatile. It can be sweet or savoury. I always use ordinary salted Butter. The softness can be adjusted by adding Cold Water or more Flour. Ingredients 1 & …

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    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 in …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Lorna’s Scones

    Lorna is one of my husband’s great-aunties, his grandfather Theo’s young sister. My husband lived with her and her husband Ern when he was at Uni. They were lovely people. They say Lorna was a good baker.Many years ago, when I wanted to bake Scones for the first time, she gave me her recipe. It …

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    Jeanette’s Pasta Recipe

    Many years ago, my then young daughter gave me a pasta machine as a Christmas gift. She asked me to make home-made pasta many times but I never used it, and one day I decided to sell it on eBay. My daughter said it was OK to sell it because I was not using it, …

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    Sachi’s Pizza Dough

    I am a cooking enthusiast, but I am not very keen on making pizza from scratch. It is always my daughter Sachi who is willing to work without sparing herself to let us enjoy homemade pizza! I just keep her dough recipe on this website for my own reference. Makes 2 to 3 Large Pizza …

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