Matcha Swirl Sandwich Bread

2018-02-20T14:21:08+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

This is a fun sandwich bread where layers of matcha dough can be found in each slice of bread. Tangzhong method is used in this recipe to accomplish a soft and cottony texture. Somehow I am in the mood of rolling and twisting…and this bread is a perfect example. I made two loaves with this recipe, a matcha swirl and a black sesame swirl, but I only have the details for the matcha swirl sandwich bread. Honestly the matcha pattern is a lot of fun and in reality is much simpler that it looks. You can roll and twist anyway you want, and I can guarantee you that no slice will look the same. Lately, matcha has been added into [...]

Esfiha – Baked Meat Pie

2018-03-13T16:37:29+00:00 Brazilian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Meat|

This is a very popular snack found in Brazil, it is mainly another version of our "hamburger" the ground meat baked wrapped in a bread dough. Sorry for being away…this couple of weeks so much has happened in my life…one of my very good friends has stopped all the treatments for cancer, therefore she is under palliative and hospice care, with the support of my husband I flew with her out of state to help and spend some time with her along with her family. During the time I was with her, we talked and talked, we laughed and cried, we remembered facts in the past, places we went together, we teased each other…and we comforted each other…it was so [...]

Rye Sandwich Bread with Gluten

2018-02-25T13:29:27+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

This is an Asian inspired sandwich bread made with rye and a bit of gluten. Because I use tangzhong or water roux in the dough, the bread stay soft and cottony for days. First of all, I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and had a chance to take a moment to remember all the people that fought for our freedom… This week I am sharing a recipe that is adapted from the one that I posted here. I decide to add some gluten to make the dough a bit pliable, for the horror of the gluten free dieters. Sorry it is nothing personal, since we do not have any problem with gluten I decided to “abuse” a [...]

Star and Flower Shaped Toasts

2018-02-26T16:36:23+00:00 Bread|

This is a simple and fun way to make toast. It is cute and it will bring smiles. Do you like toasts? I mean the ones that are crispy and crunchy and are stored inside an airtight container. The kind which you can spread pate, brie cheese, jam and so on…they are so basic and are delicious with either sweet or savory spreads…and all kind of cheese as well. They make great appetizer as well and are usually sold as “mini toasts”. I love to have these toasts available all the time so when I saw these molds on Amazon I could not resist in getting it…so this week I am sharing the dough that I used for these molds. Moreover, you [...]

Rye Sandwich Bread

2018-02-26T17:18:40+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

Simple recipe for Asian inspired rye sandwich bread using tangzhong or water roux method. The bread is cottony and fluffy and stays soft for days. We love bread, and I love baking bread…and yes, I know that too much bread is not good, especially the ones that uses only white flour, therefore I try to balance them by using “healthy” flours in my bread baking trek. Honestly, I still like my white bread the best…you know what I mean…the ones that use only white flour…I know…somehow I still have to find a recipe that uses “healthier” flour and gives me the same texture of a white bread… This recipe is pretty good, I incorporated rye flour into the dough. Because [...]

Cheddar Bacon Green Onion Scone

2018-03-07T13:32:36+00:00 Bread, Snack|

These scones are packed with flavors...cheese, bacon and green onion. They are flaky, light and great at anytime. I love the idea of having these savory scones in the freezer for a quick and fast snack when I am craving for something salty, they are very versatile, as you can serve them for brunch, with salad, the options are countless… These are fluffy, light and so tasty especially with the melting Cheddar cheese…yum! You can shape them whichever you like, make them big or small. And yes, my scones came out pale…next time making them I will brush them with egg wash before placing them in the oven… Ingredients: 250 g all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt [...]

No-Knead Bread Two Ways…Stretch and Fold

2018-03-02T15:33:09+00:00 Bread, Method|

This is a very simple way to make using simply stretch and fold. The bread is light and loaded with air pockets. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving…the recipe that I am sharing today is very simple to put together, and come handy especially during holiday season as everyone is busy shopping and cooking…this bread can be stored in the freezer and ready to serve in a blink. Before I start, have you ever heard of “stretch and fold” technique method of bread dough? Well, this is a very simple technique where you literally stretch and then fold the dough. This is a super easy and simple method to accomplish great results. So, instead of the traditional [...]

Pumpkin Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

2018-02-27T17:37:14+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

This is an Asian inspired recipe for soft, light and cottony savory pumpkin bread with cheese in between. It is fun to just pull-apart and savor it. Pumpkin and cheese? Why not? As always I love baking bread, and most of the time (not always) I feel guilty using regular wheat flour…somehow I not a big fan of whole wheat, and I am always trying to find a healthier” version for bread…now I found a solution for it…pumpkin pure… Pumpkin pure can be easily added to the bread dough without any fuss…and if I do not emphasize it, you might not even notice the presence of the pumpkin…well, that might not be true…because of the vibrant yellow…which gives a nice [...]

Apple Filled Little Buns

2018-03-01T16:54:17+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Breakfast|

Today I am sharing you a recipe for an Asian inspired bun recipe. These buns are filled with tangy soft apple. Because tangzhong or water roux method was used in this recipe, the little buns stay fresh and soft for days. Yes, here I am with another simple recipe for bread…this time I decided to make a lighter version of bread dough as compared to the sweet dough. In spite of no heavy cream and less fat, this bread still turned out to be very light and fluffy… With this one recipe I made two kind of bread, my usual Pullman sandwich loaf and buns filled with freshly cooked apple filling…yes, the buns turned out so good…light bread dough with sweet [...]

Basic Sweet Bread Dough (Water Roux or Tangzhong Method)

2018-03-01T17:08:21+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

This is an Asian inspired recipe for a soft, cottony and fluffy bread.  The dough is very rich because of the heavy whipping cream in it.  It is great as a loaf or as a base for all kind of rolls and bread. First of all, I want to apologize for the long time away from blogging…I hope you are all well and did not give up on me…I was literally very busy in the past months and after things got under control we went for a short vacation…now I am back and hope to pick up where I left…as you might know I love bread and since I started blogging, baking bread has been one of my many passions… [...]