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…

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…

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…

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 Chinese Bacon & Chive Pancake

I’ve been loving the Chinese bacon & chive combination since making the Chinese Bacon & Chive Jian Bing. It just makes sense to make it in Cong You Bing (Scallion Pancake) style. The results: next level crisp & flakey savory pancakes! The Process First I finely mince the Chinese bacon and toast them in a…

My sourdough process: starter maintenance & baking schedule

The intention of this post is not to teach but to document and provide transparency to my sourdough process. This is what works for me with my starter and in my environment. Table of Contents Sourdough Starter Building my starter Maintaining my starter Sourdough bread process Levain build Main Dough – Bakers Percentage Schedule Tools…

Sourdough Chinese Bacon & Chive Jian Bing

My freezer is stocked with probably enough gifted homemade Chinese Bacon (Cantonese: lap yuk) for two years. I didn’t grow up eating Chinese cured bacon, in fact I didn’t grow up eating Chinese cured meats of any sort. They are common in Cantonese dishes but my family is Fuzhounese and growing up we only ever…

Sourdough Discard Butter Milk Buns

Circular aluminum trays fill with golden, buttery, ultra soft milk buns are a common sight in my parents home growing up. The simple buttery milk bun is the most common (not to be confused with Butter Milk Bun), but occasionally we have ones with raisin or filled with coconut paste. I didn’t realized there was…

Sourdough Discard Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancake)

Pajeon aka Korean Scallion Pancake is chewy, savory, and fragrant. It is a must-get appetizer for me at Korean restaurants. I have made other variations of it before, all stemming from the same thin base batter: Sourdough Discard Kimchi-Jeon: Kimchi Pancakes and Sourdough Haemul Pajeon: Seafood Scallion Pancake. Since this one is simpler, I used…

Sourdough Discard Almond Cacao Crisps

I’ve been really enjoying (making & eating) sweeter sourdough discard crackers. I made Sourdough Discard Cranberry Almond Crackers last week and they instantly topped all the savory crackers I have made, inspiring me to make more like it. This sourdough discard almond cacao crisp is a cookie-cracker hybrid. I’ve been debating on wether or not…

Zhima Dabing: Sesame Scallion Flatbread (Sourdough or Yeasted)

Zhima Dabing is a Chinese flatbread and is the leavened version of the popular crisp & flakey Cong You Bing aka Scallion Pancake. It literally translates to “scallion big pancake”. The process in making zhima dabing and cong you bing is very similar– the main difference being that there is more dough and it needs…

Sourdough Discard Cranberry Almond Crackers

My new favorite sourdough discard crackers! Unlike most crackers, these are sweet and tangy with a biscotti like nuttiness a harder crisp. Perfect addition to a charcuterie board. This recipe is extra small– makes about 12 crackers– just enough not to have leftovers. For your frame of reference, thats half a baker’s half sheet. Highly…

Sourdough Discard Mini Crescent Rolls [or yeasted]

Bite sized crescent rolls. Its simplicity makes it a versatile base for other pairings such as butter, jam and compote. Great or snacking or as an horderve. Sourdough Discard and Yeasted recipe available below. Tips for success The dough is a wetter dough and can be sticky. It should come together as you continue to…

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…

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 Cheddar 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 the first time. But,…

Sourdough Discard Garlic Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

Garlic is my favorite aromatic. It just follows salt and pepper on frequency of use in the kitchen. And it is the star of this pull apart bread. The dough is infused with garlic butter and each bread layer is brushed with garlic butter before generously sprinkled with cheddar cheese, brushed again before it goes…

Sourdough Haemul Pajeon: Seafood Scallion Pancake

Pajeon aka scallion pancake is a must get appetizer for me at Korean restaurant. Unlike the Cong You Bing, the Chinese scallion pancake, which is flakey and crispy throughout, pajeon is slightly crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. My favorite type of pajeon is haemul panjeon or seafood scallion pancake. It is…

Chocolate Espresso Bean Sourdough Discard Cookies

I’m a fan of simple, shortbread style cookies that has just a bit of sweetness and pairs well with tea or coffee. There are so many cookie recipes out there that are the opposite– chewy, sweet, with chunks of toppings and a par-baked center. They are either big and spread out and chewy or fully…

Pork Sung Bun [Sourdough or Yeasted]

Pork Sung aka Pork Floss Buns are my all time favorite Chinese Bakery Bread. Savory with just a touch of sweetness and creaminess from the mayo— its just perfect ? Almost every time I visit a Chinese bakery with my parents when I was younger, I would get this. Costing only $0.75, it, with some…

Sourdough Discard Basic Soft Bread Rolls (Tangzhong)

This is the sourdough version of the Basic Soft Bread Rolls (Tangzhong) that I posted earlier. Leverage this bread recipe to make stuffed breads like Anpan and Char Siu Bao or simply, hamburger buns! Tips & Recommendations for a successful bake: If you are using sourdough discard, make sure you are using discard from an…

Baked Ube Bun [Sourdough or Yeasted]

Soft and fluffy asian sweet bread stuffed with sweet and nutty ube paste. Naturally leavened or yeasted, you’re choice! Just follow the or recipe instructions. The main difference is the leavening agent being used and rest time. Tips & Recommendations for a successful bake: Do not skip the egg wash. It makes the buns nice…

Sourdough Basic Steamed Buns (Mantou)

The sourdough version of your basic mantou. For the yeasted version, check out this post: Basic Mantou (Steamed Buns) When you think sourdough you probably think tangy but it doesn’t always have to be. Naturally leavened bread can be very mild in taste if the leavening agent is relatively young. When I first started making…

Sourdough Neapolitan Pizza Dough

I have been working on perfecting my Neapolitan Pizza Doughs for about 8 months now– first with a long ferment yeasted dough and most recently, this sourdough version. There was a little set back after moving apartments and having to deal with a new kitchen and (unfortunately, a subpar) oven. I am very happy to…

Overnight Sourdough Cream Cheese Stuffed Bagel Bites

Growing up in New York, I was spoiled by the abundance of delis selling amazing bagels. It was not until I moved away did I realize, with dismay, the lack of quality bagels (and pizza for that matter!) in other areas. Although I still can’t get my hands on New York bagels, making bagels at…

Sourdough Discard Cong You Bing: Scallion Pancakes

What better way to enjoy scallions in all its glory than enjoying it in a crispy pancake form? This past year, I developed a renewed appreciation for scallions. I can’t seem to have enough! And I am saying this as I’m actively growing new ones from scraps on my balcony. Its fresh crunch and sharp…

Sourdough Discard Cornbread Crisps

Several times a year I am hit with a sudden craving for cornbread. That simple, sweet, crumbly and moist cornbread. And I would dish out the loaf pan and, reluctantly, make a whole loaf… for one (or occasionally for two). I’ll do a decent amount of damage– getting about half way through the loaf before…

Sourdough Discard Pretzel Crisps

I love pretzels. There is just something about that baking soda/lye flavor that is so special. My favorite kind of pretzels is the German-style soft pretzels. I made Sourdough Discard Bavarian Pretzels back in December, and those barely lasted a day (and I made 6!). Tied in second is a pretzel-croissant hybrid, called Laugenecken and…

Sourdough Discard Popovers

I discovered popovers back in college at a restaurant called Judie’s. They came as a side to many of the dishes on the menu. I remembered when the servers came out with the plates of food, the popovers were so giant they took up an entire plate! I was had no idea what these puffed…

Sourdough Discard Jian Bing: Scallion Egg Crepe Roll

I’m fan of savory pancakes and crepes, favoring them over their sweet counterparts. Why they are not more popular over here in the US, I’ll never know. I mean, bacon cheddar & chive pancakes? #signmeup! Jian Bing is a popular Taiwanese street breakfast food. It comes with a wide range of filling– pork floss, fan…

Air Fryer Sourdough Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bagels

Instructions/Notes available for: Air fryer cooking method& oven cooking method, vegan version, sourdough discard version, active sourdough version, or no sourdough version — Happy National Bagel Day! Apparently, January 15 2021 is National Bagel Day. Who knew? I sure didn’t– I found out this morning and I just HAD to make bagels in honor of…

Sourdough Espresso Mantou (Steamed Bun)

A sourdough twist on the traditional Chinese steamed milk buns (mantou). I really like sourdough in flavored steamed buns– especially for flavors like coffee, which has an acidic profile. It compliments the light tang of the sourdough really well. To a point this may even work well as a long ferment/overnight dough (using maybe only…

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…

Sourdough Discard Garlic Crackers

I’ve been on a cracker/crisp kick lately. I’m a textural eater, so I hold crispy things (chips, crackers, toasted bread) closely to to the heart. I have an endless supply of sourdough discard and need to find something to do with them. I also enjoy quick and easy and yummy recipes. Crackers falls into all…

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…

Overnight Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

As the parent of a sourdough starter, I can’t help but try to make everything sourdough– everything. I often plan my day around my sourdough bakes. But having the patience to make sourdough stuff doesn’t mean that I am not lazy– I am always looking for ways to optimize baking and my time as long…

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….

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…

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…

Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Not everything sourdough have to be time intensive and involved. This overnight sourdough sandwich bread will only require 30 minutes of your time to prep! 15 minutes to mix all the ingredients together and knead and another 15 minutes post first rise to shape the dough! Give it a try and let me know what…

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…