Hong Kong Style Cocktail Buns

One of my favourite Chinese bakery buns are Cocktail Buns, sweet buns with a buttery coconut filling. I would say they are a very iconic staple of any Chinese bakery and I’ve made them plenty of times in my kitchen but I thought I would share the recipe so you can try these buns yourselves!…

Hokkaido Milk Cookies (北海道牛奶曲奇)

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories then you would know that recently I have becomed obsessed with Korean dessert cafe vlogs. One particular channel produces these amazing looking cookie boxes which are all freshly baked and packed. This made me itching to get into the kitchen myself and make my own…

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

The Hong Kong egg tart is a well loved and staple of any Chinese bakery or dim sum menu. After many many attempts to get the perfect recipe, I think that I have finally found it! These are my Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts! There are two kinds of egg tart you might be familiar…

Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

The seventh signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make 24 Festival Buns, buns that take on the theme of a festival or holiday from around the world. Henry got his tongue in a twist with his Kardemummabullar and we saw the grills being turned back on for the Sarawak showstopper challenge! I’m continuing to…

Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

The third signature challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make a filled tear-and-share loaf. We saw Michael receive the first Hollywood Handshake with his Keralan Star Bread, which was inspired by his Indian roots. I have also been inspired by my roots and decided to combine some traditional Chinese bakery items with some Western…

Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

A staple of the Chinese bakery is the Cocktail Bun. This Chinese bun, found in every Hong Kong bakery, is an enriched sweet bun with a buttery sweet coconut filling. It is said that this bun came about when a baker didn’t want to throw away any unsold breads so he crumbled it up with…