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…

Za’atar Sweet Potato Hash

My Mother-in-law brought us a giant baggie of za’artar and it’s been sitting in my cupboard for quite a while now. I’m not quite sure what the shelf life of za’artar is, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t forever; despite what the Lebanese balls-and-chain says. So I finally decided that it was time to crack it…

Sweet Potato Cake

Ingredients Sweet potato Eggs Salt & Pepper Cinnamon Grate a large sweet potato with the large grater. Mix sweet potato with salt, pepper, cinnamon and an egg. Heat skillet with plenty of oil. Press sweet potato in a thick cake and fry until brown. Flip carefully with the help of a spatula and plate and…

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…

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…