Sweet Milk Raisin Bread

2018-06-18T10:49:55+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Breakfast|

This sweet bread is almost like a dessert…very rich, buttery, cottony with a touch of raisins in it, and stays fresh for days... I try to avoid making this kind of bread as I cannot settle for just one slice…but here I am again with another version of it…the bread is so soft, light and yet rich at the same time…I love eating it by peeling the crumb as it come out so thin, almost like paper sheets…very addictive. I must admit that this recipe requires a bit of work, but so well worth it! I used tangzhong or water roux method as in many of my bread recipes. If you like baking bread you must give this method [...]

Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts from An Edible Mosaic

2018-06-18T14:46:49+00:00Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

Today I have a very especial post…and yes, it is unusual for me to post on Friday but I had to make an exception since my friend Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic just had her first cookbook released: An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. I could not wait until Monday to share with you such exciting news and I am so happy to be able to participate in her virtual book launch party. Faith’s book has over 100 Middle Eastern recipes, with a focus mainly on dishes from the Levant, but also a few recipes from other areas of the Middle East. She has a pretty unique story…after getting married Faith spent six months living in the Middle East, [...]

Golden Raisin Bread

2018-06-19T11:02:23+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread|

This bread is very easy and simple to make. It is great just fresh out of the oven or later as a toast. I used the water roux method for the dough, it can be substitute with any sweet dough. The bread is pretty tasty, considering that the only butter in the bread is in the dough. The sweet golden raisins sure add a lot of sweetness to the bread. I used the Zojirushi bread machine to do all the work and added the raisins after all the kneading was done. Ingredients: Water roux or Tangzhong 75 ml of water 15 g of bread flour Dough 2 cups bread flour ¾ teaspoon salt 1½ tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon dry milk 1½ tablespoon [...]

Cinnamon Rolls in Cups

2018-06-19T11:08:21+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Snack|

These cinnamon rolls come in cups…it is easy and less messy to serve. I used the water-roux method for the dough, therefore the bun is very soft and together with the crunchiness of the walnut, the sweetness of raisins…all this together blended with a layer of cinnamon…is absolutely delicious. Not to mention when these buns are in the oven, the whole house just smell SO good. These buns can be stores in the freezer. To serve, warm them in the microwave. Ingredients: Water roux or Tangzhong 75 ml of water 15 g of bread flour Dough 2 cups bread flour ¾ teaspoon salt 1½ tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoon butter 1½ teaspoon dry yeast 1 large egg and complete to 100 [...]