Kimchi Pajeon x Dutch Baby

Hybrid of the ultra-puffy, custardy German Pancake spiked with the flavors of Kimchi Pajeon (Kimchi Scallion Pancake). I mean, if this isn’t the perfect-looking savory pancake, I don’t know what is! It’s been a while since I made a Dutch baby! Inspired by @eatlikeanadult’s Dutch baby post, I adapted his Dutch baby base batter for…

Easy Lacto-fermented Carrots & Serranos

These lacto-fermented carrots & serranos are super simple to make, require only 4 ingredients, and add a flavor punch to dishes when incorporated. If you have never fermented veggies, this recipe is a great one to start with since it is essentially fool-proof. My favorite way to use these fermented carrots and serranos is to…

Muah Chee aka Peanut Mochi

Muah Chee aka Peanut Mochi is one of the defining sweets of my childhood! My mom would make them often, especially during the holidays, like during Lunar New Year. As a child, I absolutely adored them. They are nutty, sweet, and chewy. Muah Chee is super simple to make: it only requires 3 ingredients (glutinous…

Easy Marzipan aka Almond Paste Recipe

Marzipan, also known as almond paste, is a versatile and delicious ingredient that has been cherished in baking and confectionery for centuries. With its rich, nutty flavor and pliable texture, marzipan can be added to pastries in many different ways. It is most well-known as a festive holiday ingredient in European-style pastries, but other cultures…

Longan aka Dragon Eye Jam (Pectin-free)

Longan is a very popular fruit in my family’s household growing up. I remember that during our weekly grocery hauls in Manhattan Chinatown, if my dad spotted longan for sale at the fruit markets, he would approach, sample the fruit, and if they were sweet enough, he would buy bags and bags (or boxes) of…

Black Sesame & Banana Chiffon

Looking for ways to use up very ripe banana instead of making the usual banana bread? Give this chiffon cake a try! This light and airy chiffon cake is infused with the delicate nuttiness of black sesame seeds and sweetness of ripe bananas. It is a delightful fusion of banana bread and sponge cake with…

Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies are inspired by London Fog Latte. They are milky, buttery and floral. The added drizzle glaze adds an extra sweetness and contrast texture. Start first by making the Lavender Earl Grey Butter by creaming the earl grey tea leaves with sugar, milk powder and lavender in butter. After the butter is nice…

Chai Tea Financiers

I know, I know, saying “chai tea” is essentially saying “tea tea” BUT here in the states, when we think chai we refer to a specific type of spiced tea. Chai is a descriptor. And therefore, these fragrant spiced tea financiers are named so. Financiers are such a simple but elegant cake. They are made…

Soft Sourdough Discard Tortillas

Transform your sourdough discard into flour tortillas with this easy, and foul-proof sourdough discard tortilla recipe. I enjoy prepping these tortillas in the morning, about an hour before lunch. Simply just mix the ingredients together and let the dough relax. Then, right before lunch, I like to shape, flatten and cook the tortillas on the…

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Are you a PBJ lover? These Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies packs a flavor punch and is texturally wonderful with it’s chewy edges and a soft center. When I was selling my pastries, these cookies made up 16% of all my orders! They are bold, attention-drawing, unique and a fun twist on cookies. I hope…

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 steamed bun…

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 crunchy, flavorful chips are easy to make and perfect for snacking on their own or dipping into your favorite spreads and dips. In this recipe, you learn how to transform your sourdough starter into delicious pita chips in just a few simple steps. With their satisfying crunch and tangy sourdough flavor, these chips are…

Easy White Kimchi

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 recipes I posted and I am happy to end the year with the non-spicy, refreshing 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…

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!…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Orange Marmalade & Almond Bostock

Making bostock is one of my favorite ways to transform stale enriched bread into a sweet treat. It is like a cross between toast and almond croissant and is super easy to make. I posted the Black Sesame Bostock recipe a few weeks ago, which is a yummy milky, sweet and nutty treat. It hits…

Soft & Toasty Scallion Rotilla (Flatbread)

Inspired by scallion pancakes and a cross between a tortilla and chapati/roti. I nickname this, “Rotilla“. Toasted on the outside but soft and layered, this flatbread is meant to be teared and eaten, roti style, rather than in a wrap. Instead of being made with whole wheat flour typical of most rotis, they are made…

Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas

Best way to eat veggies? Sneak them into carbs! Now you can get double your dose of veggies in one meal. Or if you decide to skip the veggies, you don’t have to feel bad because well, you actually didn’t skip it ?. These Spinach Tortillas are made using sourdough discard and fresh spinach. To…

Road to Hana Banana Bread

By now everyone has probably made banana bread, right? I mean, what else have you been doing during covid? I’ve been making banana bread from scratch for years and dabbled with many different variations (vegan, gluten free, oil free… you name it– the absolute worse ones I made are those I made with coconut flour…

Flakey Sourdough Discard Biscuits

Growing up, I didn’t like biscuits. In my mind, they were this white, bland, dry, and sad-looking thing that came with breakfast meals. A few years ago, I drove across the country and tried southern biscuits at a cafe called Happy Gillis in Kansas City and Lucile’s Creole Café in Denver where I started appreciating…

Quick & Easy Microwave Mochi

Satisfy your sweet tooth in minutes with this Quick & Easy Microwave Mochi recipe! The mochi is ready in about 5 minutes– from raw ingredients to a soft chewy treat that you can pop in your mouth. My favorite way to eat mochi is rather simple: mochi dough cut into bite size cubes and dusted…

Sourdough Discard Jian Bing: Scallion Egg Crepe Roll

I’m fan of savory pancakes and crepes. I prefer them over their sweet ones, I mean, bacon cheddar & chive pancakes? #signmeup! Jian Bing is a popular Taiwanese savory crepe street breakfast food. It comes with a wide range of filling– pork floss, fan chuan (Chinese donut), fresh veggies… you name it! My favorite is…

Black Sesame Paste

Black sesame paste is a very common ingredient in Asian sweets and pastries. It is often used as a filling and to the sweets it adds sweetness and an awesome nuttiness. It is very easy to make and takes less than 15 minutes. Here are some examples of recipes that uses black sesame paste for…

Sourdough Discard Kimchi-Jeon: Kimchi Pancakes

Pajeon is a must get appetizer for me at Korean restaurants. My favorite is haemul panjeon or seafood pancake. These day, where I spend 95% of my time on my ass, having protein as an appetizer is just #toomuch, so the simpler sibling, kimchi-panjeon, is what I now opt for. This kimchi-jeon is made using…

Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea Mochi Bars

Check out the remake: 2 Layer Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea Mochi Bars! These tea infused brown sugar boba mochi bars are milky, sweet, chewy and fun– they’re easy to make and are sure to delight. They are gluten free and by swapping out the milk for milk alternative, you can make them vegan! The…

Rustic Overnight Sourdough Bread Rolls

I cannot resist fresh out of the oven bread. My mouth just waters thinking about breaking into the crisp crust, inhaling its sweet, nutty and roasty aroma, and that steamy, soft & fluffy interior. And having that fresh in the morning with a cup of steamy coffee? Theres very few things in the world as…

Keto Almond Crackers

It seems like every time I talk to someone, they or someone they know have gone on Keto. It’s like that vegan wave a few years ago. Funny how complete opposites these two trends are. Although I am not on Keto (nor do I think I will ever– I love carbs WAY too much, plus…

Sourdough Discard Cheese Crackers

Cheez-Its on steroids. These quick & easy cheese crackers, made from sourdough discard, are the ultimate crunchy cheesy snack. Its jammed packed with cheesy goodness and has a good kick– thanks to the addition of some cayenne peppers. Try making them with any type of solid cheese. I love cheddar and white cheddar but I…

Quick & Easy Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are such a classic dessert. I love the combination of the buttery shortbread crust and tart, zesty lemon filling. Recently, I discovered how surprisingly easy they are to make! I followed An Italian in my Kitchen’s lemon bar recipe, which was essentially bulletproof. Here, I’m sharing a small batch version of the recipe…

Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread

I love overnight recipes because they work so well for sourdough and are so simple and low-stress. This 66% hydration Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread is vegan, rustic, and mildly tangy. It calls for mixing and kneading the ingredients the night below and letting it go through a long slow overnight proof. In the morning, the…

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…

Honey Basil Olive Oil Cornbread (sourdough or not)

When it comes to Southern comfort food (and BBQ), cornbread holds a special place in many hearts. Its golden crust, fluffy texture, and distinct corn flavor make it a beloved side dish. In this blog post, I invite you to embark on a culinary adventure with my Honey Basil Olive Oil Cornbread (sourdough or not)….

Dutch Baby

Switch up your typical pancakes and waffles brunch with these delightfully fluffy Dutch babies! Similar to popovers and Yorkshire pudding, you can build them up sweet or savory. What is my favorite way to eat them? With butter! Or if I’m feeling sweet, some powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Dalgona Coffee

This coffee beverage was all the rave in 2020! I can’t pin point who or where exactly I first heard of it from, but its most likely through instagram or from friends. I’m sure you can find recipes like this all over the internet! I didn’t create this recipe, but I do make it pretty…

Easy Classic Kimchi

I have been making homemade kimchi for years now (since 2017!). It was actually my first fermentation project. The first few batches of kimchi I made were vegan since I was concerned about improperly fermenting animal products. I tried out a few recipes on Pinterest and YouTube, including Mommy Tang’s, and Maangchi’s, and took my…