Sweet Potato Babka

Lots of people have been getting into bread making during the quarantine period and whether it’s sourdough, making bread rolls or learning to make bread, it’s been great to see everyone get into baking. But of course with that came a huge shortage of flour. I wanted to bake bread like everyone else but didn’t…

Strawberry Cheesecake Buns

This sweet bun is a modern twist on classic Cantonese bread, combining the elements of a Chinese bun with the Western strawberry cheesecake. The enriched soft Chinese bread is wrapped around a sharp cheesecake filling and finished with desiccated coconut and strawberry jam. This is the second of my bakes for my Chinese bread series….

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…

Guest Post: Christmas Panettone by Paul Roughan

For my next Christmas Guest Post, I’ve invited Paul from beerandbaking.net to bake something sweet and sticky for the blog. Like myself, Paul is a food blogger and shares his adventures in baking on his blog. I met Paul on Twitter through BakeChat and I’ve seen many of his fantastic bakes, including a Nutella Star…