Chocolate Twist Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種朱古力扭紋頂角吐司

I bought a jar of dark chocolate spread from Lindt store last month, planning to spread it on my bread for breakfast. Then I thought, hm… why don’t I make bread out of it? So out came my chocolate twist bread the next day. Lindt chocolate spread has a very silky smooth texture and tastes … Continue reading Chocolate Twist Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種朱古力扭紋頂角吐司

Whole Wheat Sausage Buns (Poolish Starter) 全麥腸仔包(液種法)

I saw beautiful photos of puffy Hong Kong bakery-style sausage buns from my baking buddy’s social media site recently. I couldn’t wait to try it myself after consulting her for tips and advice. My way to prepare these buns was to divide my dough in portions and then shape each of them into long ropes. … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sausage Buns (Poolish Starter) 全麥腸仔包(液種法)

Whole Wheat Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種全麥頂角吐司

Just made a whole wheat sandwich loaf a couple of days ago. I sliced the loaf with the aid of a bread slicer which held the bread knife in place. I was glad that the slices were pretty neat and evenly sized. 幾天前做了全麥吐司,更用了麵包切片器輔助穩定麵包刀,切得很整齊平均,實在不錯呢! This was a 70% hydration dough as whole wheat flour took up … Continue reading Whole Wheat Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種全麥頂角吐司

Milk Dinner Rolls (Tangzhong Method) 湯種牛奶小餐包

I am sharing with you today my recipe for a very tasty, soft and fluffy basic bread dough. It is made with a milk-based Tangzhong and proofed then baked in an oblong cake pan. Upon baking the rolls would attach to each other and become a pull-apart bread. When you tear the rolls apart you … Continue reading Milk Dinner Rolls (Tangzhong Method) 湯種牛奶小餐包

Hokkaido Milk Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種北海道牛奶頂角吐司

A couple of days ago my younger son suddenly said to me, “Mommy, can I have the bread you made that is very soft?” so here I baked this Hokkaido milk bread again. I employed the tangzhong method here as it made the bread so pillowy and fluffy. A dough made with tangzhong could trap … Continue reading Hokkaido Milk Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種北海道牛奶頂角吐司

Whole Wheat & Kamut Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種全麥卡姆小麥頂角吐司

Recently I’ve been playing with my newly purchased pullman loaf pan. The advantage of using lidded bread pan is that it constrains the rising of the dough, resulting in loaves with a fine, tight crumb as well as perfectly square corners. Last week I made a tangzhong pullman loaf with 40% whole wheat flour, and … Continue reading Whole Wheat & Kamut Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method) 湯種全麥卡姆小麥頂角吐司

Pai Bao (Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns) 湯種排包

This is my own version of Pai Bao made with Tangzhong. The use of coconut oil (instead of butter) added a coconut aroma to the buns so they actually smelled like coconut buns sold in Chinese bakeries. Tangzhong makes the bread extra soft. The bread will be able to maintain moisture longer compared to one … Continue reading Pai Bao (Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns) 湯種排包

Baked Whole Wheat Sous Vide BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) 全麥無糖慢煮叉燒餐包(液種加低溫發酵)

These whole wheat buns were made with leftover homemade sugar free sous vide char siu. Both char siu and buns were made with agave nectar which had a lower glycemic index than white sugar and honey (the traditional ingredients). I didn't add any oyster sauce when I prepared the filling due to its high sodium … Continue reading Baked Whole Wheat Sous Vide BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) 全麥無糖慢煮叉燒餐包(液種加低溫發酵)

Mochi Cheese Balls 芝士麻糬波波

After making Brazillian Cheese Bread, I tried experimenting with Mochi Cheese Balls by substituting some of the tapioca flour with sweet rice flour. What I discovered was that the cooked dough tends to be more crumbly with the increased ratio of sweet rice flour. Sometimes a cohesive dough could not even be formed. When the … Continue reading Mochi Cheese Balls 芝士麻糬波波