Category: Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf1It’s already more than a week into 2018! Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

In the past, I’ve never really set resolutions, but this year, I’ve set some general goals for myself.

Now that I have kids, I’ve realized that I need to work at carving out time for self-care. And self-care to me means doing the things that I want to do, bringing joy to myself.  One of those things is learning to play the guitar. Before having kids, I bought an electric guitar on a whim, and taught myself to play some chords, but never focused long enough on learning it properly. Some of you may not know that I trained in classical piano for many years during my childhood, so while the guitar is a musical instrument, it’s a little different than what I learnt in piano. (more…)

All-Natural Steamed Custard Buns (Lai Wong Bao)

Custard Buns Lai Wong Bao 3
Eggs, milk and sugar … these are the basic ingredients that are in a custard.

So it should be as simple to make custard-filled buns, right?

But did you know that most custard buns are actually made with custard powder? Custard powder was invented in England by Alfred Bird in the the 1800s. Hence, the name “Bird’s Custard Powder.” There’s no actual eggs in that particular custard powder, however, there is a long list of additives and preservatives, which means you won’t find custard powder in my kitchen. (more…)

Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls


I’ve been MIA.

And not for the reasons you would normally associate with a stay-at-home mom with 2 kids.

School drop off and pick ups, laundry, cooking, vacuuming, household chores?

No.

I don’t know what’s more embarassing… not knowing Niall Horan was from One Direction, or spending the last few weeks listening to his album Flicker on repeat and watching every video I could find of him on Youtube. Uhh, yeah, the fangirling is kicking in pretty hard.
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