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After making steamed buns with purple sweet potatoes, my children demanded chocolate ones. This time I lengthened my dough by rolling it thinly in order to create a bigger spiral pattern. I didn’t bother taking pictures during the process as it was pretty…

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This is a simple and basic recipe which produces fluffy yellow cupcakes. I created this cupcake recipe by slightly modifying my Yellow Butter Cake. The reverse creaming method is so quick and efficient that you can whip up a batch and then bake in no…

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I saw beautiful photos of puffy Hong Kong bakery-style sausage buns from my baking buddy’s social media site recently. I couldn’t wait to try it myself after consulting her for tips and advice. My way to prepare these buns was to divide my dough in…

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My younger son likes to eat plain Chinese steamed buns (mantou) recently. I made some with purple sweet potato for him last week and it took me three trials to get them right. 小兒子最近很愛吃饅頭,上星期EC以紫薯作了些饅頭給他吃,但試了三次才成功。 My first failure urged me to purchase a…

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Madeleines are famous French little cakes (some refer them as cookies) with a shell-like shape and characteristic dome on the back. These buttery cakes are crispy around the edges yet soft and spongy inside. I bought a new over-sized madeleine pan during…

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Just made a whole wheat sandwich loaf a couple of days ago. I sliced the loaf with the aid of a bread slicer which held the bread knife in place. I was glad that the slices were pretty neat and evenly sized. 幾天前做了全麥吐司,更用了麵包切片器輔助穩定麵包刀,切得很整齊平均,實在不錯呢! This…

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This chiffon cake is based on my Vanilla Chiffon Cake recipe. I omitted the vanilla bean paste and flavored it with maple syrup and round cake pan instead of tube pan was used. The cake was not served upside down so in order to develop nice crack on top,…

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During my vacation in February I tried several kinds of steamed buns in Taipei. Since then I’ve developed an interest in Chinese steamed buns. These hot, soft and airy buns are just too good whether stuffed or plain! When we order steamed buns at the dim…

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My kids always hunt for food at home crazily right after school (are your kids like that too???). I usually prepare light snacks for them. Fruits, little cupcakes, crackers and etc, not too much so their tummies are not too full by dinner time. In order…

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I developed this recipe solely to test my new Nordic Ware bundt pan. It was a not-so-sweet, moist and slightly dense ring-shaped cake baked in a bundt pan. In 1950, the word “bundt” was trademarked by H. David Dalquist, the co-founder of Nordic Ware which…
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