Adzuki Red Bean Rugelach

This Jewish-Asian cookie pays homage to the crispy, buttery and sweet Jewish pastry: the rugelach and the widely popular Asian dessert filling: adzuki red bean paste. The pastry dough and red bean paste are rolled together and tossed in turbinado sugar and baked, creating a cookie that is nutty, sweet, buttery and crispy. The Idea…

Chinese Sausage Steamed Bun

When I was visiting my mother-in-law for Thanksgiving, she made me steamed buns with Chinese sausage. I thought it was a fun play on the hot dog buns that can be found in Chinese bakeries and I was surprised at how tasty the combo is given its simplicity! Here is a remake! This recipe is…

Sourdough Caramelized Onion Sesame Flatbread (Zhima Dabing)

This tall layered sesame flatbread is a twist on zhima dabing. It is made with wild yeast (sourdough), giving the bread an extra depth of flavor. The sourdough dough is then rolled out and laminated with sweet and rich caramelized onions. After, it is enveloped with sesame seeds to create a crisp and nutty crust….

Kinako Sugar Cookies – Quick and Easy Cookie Recipe

Kinako is roasted soybean flour. It is very nutty and I would say tastes close to peanut butter. Kinako is most commonly used to dust and flavor mochi so it doesn’t stick, but you can also find it used in other Asian desserts, specifically Japanese, and snacks (like ice cream!). You can find Kinako at…

Candied Pomelo Scones

I have been enjoying making different kinds of citrus peels. It a refreshing light and sweet snack AND it preserves the peels for several months. I posted the basic recipe for Candied Orange Peels, which I have been using for them. For this recipe, I am using candied pomelo peels I’ve made with the above…

Rustic Sourdough Pita Crisps

These layered sourdough crackers reminds me a lot of Pita, hence, instead of just calling them Rustic Sourdough Crackers, I thought it was more fitting to go with Rustic Sourdough Pita Crisps. I love making these since they are so easy and quick to make. Two of my favorite ways to eat them: with hummus,…

Easy White Kimchi

Vegan. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low Carb. Healthy Gut Bacteria (Probiotics). You may have seen my Easy Classic Kimchi recipe that I posted back in April. It is one of the very first recipe I posted and I am happy to end the year with the non-spicy version of it: White Kimchi. This post is short and…

Honeycomb Peanut Brittle

I love peanut brittles but they have always a bit to much candy and a bit too hard for my liking. This variation leverages the light, airy, and crunchy honeycomb candy base for peanut brittles making it a delight to bite into. The honeycomb melts in your mouth and is full of honey and toffee…

Quick and Easy Sourdough Crisps with just Sourdough Discard and Spices

These Sourdough Discard Crisps are made with JUST sourdough discard, seasoning, and spices. It is the best way to use up your sourdough discard and easily and quickly transform into something delicious. The one thing that bothers me about making sourdough discard crackers is that I have to use extra flour. And personally, with a…

Mexican Hot Chocolate & Walnut Cantuccini

Cantuccini is an Italian twice-baked cookie aka biscotti that is traditionally made with no fat. They are harder than most biscotti and are made to be eaten dunked in hot coffee, tea or wine. Because of their hardness and dryness, they are shelf-stable and are perfect for gifting. Hot Chocolate is a beverage that originated…

Chili Oil Sourdough Focaccia

You may have seen my Easy Overnight Sourdough Focaccia recipe. It is an 85% hydration focaccia and it makes the softest, chewy focaccia. This Chili Oil version leverages the same process, replacing the olive oil used with Chinese Chili Oil, giving the focaccia a smokiness and firey heat. The spiciness of the focaccia is really…

Candied Orange Peels

These candied orange peels are super easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients: orange peels, sugar and water. Its a great way to reduce kitchen waste waste and as a bonus, you get some orange simple syrup to use for your teas and coffee. Enjoy these candied orange peels as as a post meal…

Szechuan Peppercorn and Chili Scallion Pancake (Pajeon)

This Sourdough Sezhuan Peppercorn and Chili Scallion Pancake is a derivative of the Korean scallion pancake: pajeon. It is chewy and savory and much softer than the Chinese-style scallion pancake. If you have tried and liked my Sourdough Discard Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancake), Sourdough Discard Kimchi-Jeon: Kimchi Pancakes or Sourdough Haemul Pajeon: Seafood Scallion Pancake and you…

Black Sesame Rugelach

This Jewish-Asian cookie pays homage to the crispy, buttery and sweet Jewish pastry: the rugelach and the widely popular Asian dessert filling: black sesame paste. The pastry dough and black sesame paste are rolled together and tossed in turbinado sugar and baked, creating a cookie that is nutty, sweet, buttery and crispy Have you had…

Adzuki Red Bean Mochi Bar

I love adzuki beans as an ingredient in sweets and pastries and grew up eating a lot of it. Nutty, sweet and complex– it reminds me fondly of chocolate. I’ve also had a lot of mochi, in its many forms, growing up. Most often I’ve had the shelf-stable boxed version at the asian grocers, which…

Black Sesame Banana Bread

I bought some organic bananas two weeks ago and completely forgot about them in the pantry! Next thing you know, they were ultra ripe and brown. A gift in disguise since that makes it purrrfect for banana bread. This Black Sesame Banana Bread is a nutty twist on the classic banana bread. It is inspired…

Sourdough Ube Crumble Sweet Rolls

These Sourdough Ube Sweet Rolls are soft, nutty and sweet. The ube halaya filling keeps the dough soft and tender and the cookie crumble on top adds a textural contrast. It is super easy to make and best part? You mix the dough the night before and you’ll have soft rolls ready in the morning!…

Sourdough Discard Pork Sung & Furikake Crisps

Pork Sung and Furikake (specifically nori furikake) are two of my favorite rice toppings. Have you tried them? Pork Sung, also known as “pork floss”, is dried, crispy finely shredded pork. It’s salty, savory and slightly sweet. You can often find them in bread at Chinese bakeries. They look like this. Furikake is a seaweed…

Sourdough Discard Raisin Biscuit Crackers

The excess of raisins in the apartment led me thinking about about raisin biscuits, also known as sultanas, a buttery fruit cracker snack from my childhood. It closely resembles pie crust with raisins sandwiched between and rolled in sugar. Crawford’s is the well known brand, and I can’t recall if that was the brand I…

Easy Overnight Sourdough Focaccia

Look at them holes, isn’t it majestic? I enjoyed the simplicity of un-enriched breads and baguettes so focaccia doesn’t come to the top of mind. I’ve mostly had them at Italian restaurants where they bring them out as a complementary side; there is only a handful of times where I seek out and bought one….

Honeycomb Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brown Butter Cookies

These Honeycomb Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brown Butter Cookies are a twist on the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve made in the past. These cookies are chewy, nutty, warm, sweet, and somewhat smokey. The honeycomb adds a chewiness and crunch for a nice textural contrast and the flakey sea salt adds a welcomed saltiness…

Quick & Easy Microwave Honey Sesame Mochi

This sweet, nutty and chewy Honey Sesame Mochi is inspired by the sesame brittles I’ve eaten so much in my childhood. It requires just 4 simple ingredients and comes together under 5 minutes! All you need is a microwave safe bowl, glutinous rice flour, water, honey, sesame seeds and a microwave. If you have tried…

2 Layer Jasmine Milk Tea Boba Mochi Bars

A spinoff of the OG Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea Bars. These 2 layer tea infused jasmine milk tea boba mochi bars are floral, milky, sweet, chewy and fun. The bottom layer you have brown sugar boba dispersed in a jasmine green milk tea flavored mochi. The top layer is a classic sweet milk mochi….

Kimchi Cheese Rolls (Sourdough or Yeasted)

These Kimchi Cheese Rolls are tangy, cheesy & packed full of umami. Best of all, they are unfussy. They are inspired by the cheese rolls at Cheese Board Bakery. Their cheese bread is made with simple sourdough and it was so simple and perfect that it I had to try making something similar at home….

Overnight Sourdough Orange Sweet Rolls

Below, you’ll find the Sourdough Version and the Yeasted Version of the recipe Bright, citrusy, sweet with just a bit of tang that complements the orange ?. It is topped with orange zest and turbino sugar for some textural crunch. Uses 1 orange and makes 6 rolls. This brioche style bread is perfect for a…

Sweet & Spicy Turmeric Pickled Onions

Last week, I dined at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc. The first course was a simple arugula and cabbage salad. The salad has some cucumbers, watermelon radish and… yellow pickled onions! I love the brightness and pop of color the onions added to the salad so that evening when I got home, I made my version….

Ginger Scallion Paratha

This flatbread or pancake is inspired by the ginger scallion sauce that is paired with Chinese poached chicken. The most popular being Hainan chicken. It is very simple oil based sauce made of 4 ingredients: ginger, scallion, oil and salt, and is very easy and quick to prepare. The best way to infused the ginger…

Espresso Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingest caffeine via cookies. It’s for that 2pm slumber cloud, where just a cuppa just doesn’t do it. I love myself some chewy cookies! I recently learned from @sarah_kieffer that the secret to making chewy cookies is adding cream of tartar. Since then, I have been experimenting with making cookies with it, like this Chewy Black…

Soft Raisin Yogurt Buns

A couple months ago, I ran an experiment involving making bread with Tanzhong, Yudane and Yogurt. I am still wrapping my head on how to present all that information in a blog post but the high level conclusion is this: incorporating any of the three creates a more tender bake than without. These yogurt buns…