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


Caraway Rye Bread 葛縷子黑麥麵包

This was a 20% dark rye bread made with a poolish starter and the autolyse method. The poolish had 100% hydration (i. e. equal weight of water and flour) and was made up of 1/3 of the total flour weight. The dough had a 67% hydration. It was pretty sticky due to the rye flour … Continue reading Caraway Rye Bread 葛縷子黑麥麵包

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

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) 葡式芝士麵包球

I baked these quick and easy gluten-free Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) last night and they tasted so good! Pão de Queijo ("cheese bread" in Portuguese) are little cheese puffs with a crispy crust but a soft, gooey and chewy interior They are like the gluten-free version of French gougères. Some believed that Korean … Continue reading Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) 葡式芝士麵包球

Herb and Cheese Focaccia 芝士意大利香草包

I've heard that the Danish dough whisk does a marvelous job on the mixing of thick batters and yeast doughs. I finally decided to purchase one and it came in the mail two days ago. I made some focaccia immediately in order to test my funny-shaped dough whisk and it was really useful indeed! Mixing … Continue reading Herb and Cheese Focaccia 芝士意大利香草包