Okara (Soy Bean Pulp) Bread (Sponge Method) 豆渣山形吐司(中種法)

I was making soy milk at home and was left with some okara (soy bean pulp) after passing the soy milk through a nut milk bag. I didn’t wanna throw the residual out so I added some to my bread dough. The okara used was about 20% of the total flour weight. Amount more than … Continue reading Okara (Soy Bean Pulp) Bread (Sponge Method) 豆渣山形吐司(中種法)

Chocolate Spiral Bread (Sponge Method) 朱古力旋風頂角吐司(中種法)

After posting the recipe of Purple Sweet Potato Spiral bread (Sponge Method), a reader asked if it could be turned into chocolate flavor. I replied that the method would be the same but the purple sweet potato powder could not be directly replaced with cocoa powder without adjustment but I didn’t know exactly how much. … Continue reading Chocolate Spiral Bread (Sponge Method) 朱古力旋風頂角吐司(中種法)

Purple Sweet Potato Spiral Bread (Sponge Method) 紫薯旋風頂角吐司(中種法)

Today I’m showing you a quick way to shape a bread loaf with a fancy spiral pattern. I’ve perfected it four times just to get the color and effect right. Believe it or not, the shaping process is no different than a regular shaping process that requires two rollings as found in my older blog … Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Spiral Bread (Sponge Method) 紫薯旋風頂角吐司(中種法)

Basic White Bread Pain de Mie (Poolish Method) 頂角白吐司(液種法)

I’ve been thinking of writing a detailed post about Pullman loaf and dough mixing for a long time: however, I keep delaying as there are just too many things to say and I hesitate if it’s worth the time writing a lengthy post while no one might be even interested in reading. Since the pandemic, … Continue reading Basic White Bread Pain de Mie (Poolish Method) 頂角白吐司(液種法)

Bow Tie Buns 蝴蝶結麵包

A friend of mine has made some really cute bow tie shaped buns recently and told me that the shaping process was super easy. I was convinced after watching the video she shared with me and decided to make some with my daughter right away. 之前朋友介紹EC做可愛的蝴蝶結造型麵包,並說製作超簡單的。看過她分享的影片後EC也認為製作十分容易,於是便立刻跟女兒動手試試。 You could use any kind of sweet bread dough … Continue reading Bow Tie Buns 蝴蝶結麵包

Basic White Bread Pain de Mie (Sponge Method) 頂角白吐司(中種法)

Last time I explained how to convert a straight dough method bread recipe to one with Tangzhong method (visit my blog post Basic White Bread Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) for a recap). Today I’d like to show you how to convert a straight dough recipe to one with the sponge method. 之前曾分享過如何將直接法麵包食譜改成湯種法(詳情可參考頂角白吐司(湯種法)),今天則簡單解釋一下如何將食譜改成中種法。 To switch … Continue reading Basic White Bread Pain de Mie (Sponge Method) 頂角白吐司(中種法)

Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns/Pai Bao (Sponge Method) 港式排包(中種法)

I’ve been baking bread with the sponge method recently and I just love it. This HK style bread is an adaptation of a versatile sweet dough (read about my blog post, Dinner Rolls (Sponge Method) for the original version). As this bread is proofed and baked in a pan, the dough as well as the … Continue reading Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns/Pai Bao (Sponge Method) 港式排包(中種法)

Dinner Rolls (Sponge Method) 牛油麵包卷(中種法)

This is a versatile sweet dough recipe that can be adapted easily. I’ve made HK Style Pineapple Buns with it and this time I’m making simple dinner rolls. The sponge dough method is pretty flexible and I usually prepare the sponge the day before I plan to bake and store it in the fridge. The … Continue reading Dinner Rolls (Sponge Method) 牛油麵包卷(中種法)

Yeast Raised Doughnuts 冬甩(油炸,酵母版)

These doughnuts are made with yeast and then deep fried. I made them for the kids as a sweet treat because they haven’t had any store-bought doughnuts for more than a month since the lockdown. One good thing about homemade doughnuts is that I could adjust the sweetness level myself (store-bought ones are way too … Continue reading Yeast Raised Doughnuts 冬甩(油炸,酵母版)