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  • 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 *pureed2 tablespoons Caster …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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, …

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    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 …

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    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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    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

    Basic Sweet Bread Dough

    This versatile ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’ is super easy to make. It can be used for Cinnamon Rolls, Danish Pastry OR many other yummy sweet breads. Makes 8 Standard Size Rolls Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 teaspoons Dry Yeast *1 teaspoon takes longer time to proof1 & 3/4 cups Bread Flour *and extra …

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    Buttermilk Scones

    I have a great scone recipe. It’s my husband’s great-auntie Lorna’s recipe. ‘Lorna’s Scones’ are fail-free high risen scones that have rather dry texture and we all love it. When I used Buttermilk instead of regular Milk, the dough became too dry. I needed to change the ratio. This is the Buttermilk version recipe. Makes …

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    Anchovy Flammkuchen

    ‘German people would never make this,’ my daughter said to me when I was making this. The fishy and salty Anchovy on Flammkuchen? Why not? I love Anchovy on Pizza, so I added it to the German version of Pizza. This is absolutely delicious! Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Base1 heaped cup Plain Flour …

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    No-Knead Simple White Bread

    After having tried several Bread recipes including ‘Overnight Proofing Plain Flour Rustic Bread’ which I still love, this is the recipe I ended up using most often. It is no-knead, easy to proof, fail-free, three-ingredient recipe for my ‘Mackies’ non-stick Sandwich Loaf Pan. This bread has the texture similar to French Baguette. Loaf Tin I …

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