Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Bake

I never used to like French toast, but I think that’s because whenever we made it at camp, it was always far too eggy and not covered in enough cinnamon. By now, you know my feelings on cinnamon: there is never enough. Brioche loaves are quite difficult to come by in Hong Kong, at least…

JalapeƱo Cheese Beer Bread

Want to make bread, but don’t have any yeast? Add beer. This bread comes together in less than 10 minutes, and then you simply chuck it in the oven. No need for kneading or rise times. But…. it does take an hour to bake, rather than the usual 20 minutes or so. And just like…

Bread and Sausage Stuffing

My favourite part of Christmas dinner has always been stuffing and potatoes. Just ask my Mum. I don’t know what it is about bread and sausage but damn, I love it. When you make this stuffing, make sure you get good quality bread and good quality sausages. It makes all of the difference. Make sure…

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Making bread is so much fun. I know that it takes patience, especially when you are desperately waiting to see if your dough will rise, but it’s so diverse and the ability to make it into anything is incredible. I’d seen loads of different pull-apart breads before, and have seen them shaped into all sorts…

Chocolate Chip Challah Rolls

Prior to this moment, I’ve never made or eaten challah. However, I follow Mandy on Instagram, and her challah always look amazing. For those who don’t know (because I didn’t), challah is a special bread in Jewish cuisine that is eaten on special occasions and holidays. Now I’m telling you this because it feeds well…

Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Goat’s Cheese Flatbread

When you need something easy, to use up ingredients that you have in the fridge, or just because it’s fig season, trust me when I say that this should be your go to recipe. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. It’ll hit every craving you have and then some. I promise. Ingredients 1 onion, thinly sliced40…

Chorizo Pull-Apart Bread

Week 3 of the Great British Bake Off was Bread Week. Bread Week is always an interesting one, because it can reveal some truly skillful bakers. I won’t forget Paul’s Bread Lion from Season 6 any time soon. So, as soon as the episode started – I knew that the signature challenge would be the…

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

This is the first of many vegetarian dishes that I hope to write up for the blog. As I explained in my previous post, I’ve been sticking to a vegetarian diet during the week, and cutting my meat consumption to just over the weekends. It’s a way for me to have a positive environmental impact,…

Flank Steak Tacos

Ever since finishing my studies, my weekends have felt empty. I still see friends, run errands, and cook food, but I do find myself wondering what I have done with my day sometimes. It’s now at that time of the year where the weather starts to get unbearable in Hong Kong. The humidity is through…

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

You know the drill. The leftovers from Christmas dinner get separated into various containers, and put in the fridge. The carcass goes into the freezer, or immediately into a large pot of water to make stock.  The discussion begins about what to make with the leftovers. There’s always the classics: turkey soup, turkey curry, or…

Roasted Pepper Bruschetta

When faced with the task of a pot luck for a small group of people, due to a friend visiting town, I wanted to go all out and make a million things. Reality set in when I realised that I had too much work due over the coming weeks to justify spending hours and hours…

Homemade Pizza

Pizza. Pizza. Pizza. It’s so hard to find good pizza these days. Everyone has a different idea of what good pizza is, I know. But, I struggle in Hong Kong to find good pizza. Some don’t put enough cheese, others are too oily, others don’t have toppings that I like, or have crust that is…