Honey Oat Bread (Chinese knot shape)

Ingredients 3/4 cup warm water 1 tablespoon active yeast 1/2 cup of oats 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoons salt 1.5 cup bread flour & 1/2 cup plain flour Add yeast to warm water and let proof until bubbly. Add in the rest of the ingredients into the bread machine, and set dough…

Fluffy Stuffed Milk Buns

Geneva has fantastic bread. As can be expected from any European country, especially one that is sandwiched between the master baking countries of the world. However, I really miss asian bread, soft, chewy and fluffy and barely any crust to speak of. By any European standard, this would be a failure of a bread, but…

Za’atar Manoushe

1 tsp dry yeast 2 tbsp warm water 1 tsp sugar Mix in a bowl and leave it until it is frothy. 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup warm water 2 tbsp olive oil Combine everything and knead for FOREVER, it took 3 knead cycles in my bread machine…

Cinnamon-stuffed Raisin Braid Bread

Ingredients 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 3/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup softened butter 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp salt 3 1/2 cup bread flour 2 tsp dry yeast 1/2 cup raisins Filling 1⁄3cup butter, softened 1⁄3cup white sugar & brown sugar mixed 4 teaspoon cinnamon Brush on top Milk Put all wet ingredients…

Singapore Curry Chicken with Quick Bread

Ok people of the western world, I forgive you for the travesty that is “Singapore Noodles”. No, it does not exist in Singapore and no, it doesn’t taste like any Singaporean dish. However, what you should try is Singapore Curry Chicken (obviously we don’t call it that, you don’t specify to every waiter that you’re…

Cinnamon buns with vanilla glaze

This post is going to completely shake the ground on which I’ve built this blog. Typically, I would lean towards a freedom of ingredient substitutions, mcgyvered kitchen equipment, and inattention to detail, hence the tagline, disregard the rules of food. However, while trying to make cinnamon buns for the first time, I’ve somehow managed to…

Pain Maison (bread machine)

The husband and I have just gotten back from our little vacation in Split, Croatia. And oh boy was it an eye opener. I knew zilch about Croatia before this, apart from the few main points of its political history. But the culture, the architecture and most of all, the cuisine was truly astounding. Incredibly…