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…

Flakey Sourdough Discard Biscuits

I never liked biscuits growing up. They were this white, bland, dry, gummy and sad looking thing that came with breakfast meals. A few years ago, I drove across the country and tried some better biscuits at a cafe called Happy Gillis in Kansas City and Lucile’s Creole Café in Denver, and enjoyed them for…

Sourdough Discard Bavarian Pretzels

A good Bavarian/German pretzel just hits the spot. I can eat them forever, plain, just like a good loaf of bread. Most traditional German pretzel recipe calls for lye, but that is too intimidating for me knowing how clumsy I am. This small batch sourdough discard pretzel recipe uses a baking soda bath instead– similar…

Sourdough Discard Butter Pie Crust

Pie crust is so versatile. You can use it as crust for bars, tarts or quiche, sprinkle with sugar and bake it up into a buttery sweet biscuit cookie, or grate on cheese, cut into strips and twist it for the lightest, flakiest cheese sticks. The possibilities are endless! Not only that, it is a…

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you hit your late 20s, you have to have a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Period. You can’t get that store brought crap, with your diminishing metabolism, that stuff just ain’t worth the calories! And you can’t be spending close to $4 at a bakery either because you are older and are responsible with…

Easy Classic Kimchi

I have been making homemade kimchi for years now. It was actually my first fermentation project.The first few kimchi I made were all vegan since I was worried about poorly fermenting animal products. I went through a few recipes on Pinterest and YouTube, including Mommy Tang’s and veganfying Maangchi’s learning and making changes here and…

No-Knead Artisan Bread

This stupid simple, foul proof, overnight, no-knead bread is so hassle-free that it’s been my go-to artisan bread recipe for several years. I highly recommend it for anyone new to bread making– its almost criminal how good the bread is considering how easy and uninvolved it is. People might even ask you what hydration it…