Gula Melaka Coconut Buns

These buns were lip-smacking good. Made with home made fillings, one was not enough for me. The filling was moist and rich, the Windsor buns were soft and springy, totally made my day. Recipe (Makes 10 with leftover filling) Filling 200g grated fresh coconut 130g Gula Melaka 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp…

Stove Top Char Siu

This version is very easy to make. It’s cooked entirely on stove top so still lacks that charred roasted flavour from charcoal. But given the ease, and still yummy flavour, I have made it quite a few times to tasters’ delight. My children love the caremelized, sticky coatingRecipe 300g pork shoulder butt (prefer Indonesian fresh…

Cinnamon Rolls

I used a single proof bread recipe and these were pretty quick to baked. Very aromatic when baking. Recipe (makes 9 in a 7″ square tin) Dough 1 fragrant milk dough from here, from step 3. Fillings 2 to 2.5 tsp cinnamon powder 50g brown sugar Pinch of salt 40g melted butter Sugar Glaze (optional)…

Big Pork Baos (大肉包)

I like to serve these for lunch as they are filling and delicious. Each of us will have 2-3 baos to feel satisfied. We fill with lots of vegetables as a matter of preference so you can adjust this. And hard boil eggs is a must for us too. Recipe (makes 10) Bao 125g water…

Garlic Butter Buns

The copious amount of garlic here is enough to ward off all evil, and the smell while baking is heaven. We love garlic and can take them raw. Please adjust to taste. But the best part about this bun is the butter toasted bottom which is crispy and filled with aroma of butter and toasted…

Custard Milk Baos (奶黄包)

These are one of my best Baos, very soft and fluffy. My tasters agree and wiped them out. The bao is all-milk recipe and tastes just great with the rich custard.Many readers asked me about ‘pockmarked’ baos after steaming, this is usually due to uneven larger air pockets on the surface that collapsed after steaming….

Sugar Glazed Donut

Gosh, these are very good, you have been warned. 😆 These are all hand-kneaded and hand-shaped, and so no special mould needed. Fry at low heat, cannot emphasise this enough. Unless you want to eat uncook dough in the center with fried external crust, take your time and fry at low heat. Recipe Donut 100g…

鲜奶馒头 Chinese Steamed Milk Bao (Man Tou)

These are really fast to make, all hand knead, and very yummy and nutritious for the little ones. It has more bite than the baos we are used to, soaks up gravy well and so goes really well with Chinese dishes like Lor Bak. Recipe (original recipe here on YouTube) 115g fresh milk 1 tsp…

Holey Moley No Knead Ciabatta

In love with these Ciabattas, easy, delicious and fun to make. All you need is a bit of time and patience, but no kneading! Perfect for work-from-home COVID situation. Recipe (original recipe here on YouTube) 200g water 1 tsp yeast 20g olive oil 250g bread flour 1 tsp salt Method 1. In a Tupperware or…

Golden Pumpkin Milk Loaf

Soft, nutritious and beautiful loaf, can smell wafts of butter and milk aroma as it baked. You can replace the pumpkin with potatoes, all colours of sweet potatoes, and this recipe will work too. Recipe 85g of pumpkin puree 125g fresh milk 30g sugar 1 tsp yeast 240g bread flour 1/2 tsp salt 30g butter…