• Asian Flavors,  Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  The Breakfast Bin,  Yeasted breads

    Edible horns filled with Nutella cream anyone?

    The world of food is fascinating. It seems there is always something that gets created everyday that can serve each and every person’s gastronomic whim. Whatever version you prefer of a particular dish or food item, there’s bound to be a recipe for it. It’s bound to exist. Food is one of those things you will never run out of opportunities to discover. You will always have the chance to form opinions and establish favourites because eating is an everyday thing. I guess that’s why I enjoy this whole food blogging business so much. I feel like with every dish that I make, or every plate that is set down…

  • All Things Pinoy,  Asian Flavors,  Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  The Breakfast Bin,  Timeless Treats,  Yeasted breads

    Sometimes I wonder about Spanish Bread

    When I was in high school and history was a required subject, zoning out in class seemed to be a contagious disease among students. Whenever the teacher asked a question you can practically hear the crickets sing. At times some of us would get sick of the silence and raise our hands to answer just so the discussion could move along, whether we be right or wrong. I’m one of those students– kind of passively listening and observing in the background but active when necessary. But I do remember liking it when I got the answers right. It didn’t occur to me at that time that I had an interest…

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    On falling in love with the beautiful challah bread

    I’ll be the first to admit I am quite ill-prepared in terms of recipes for this year’s Holy Week. Being Catholic, my family and I practice abstinence from meat beginning on Good Friday up until Easter Sunday. I wish I could share some meatless dishes with you this week, but from the messy way my year started down to the fact that my mind is already looking forward to my impending Easter-weekend vacation, plenty of things seem to be slipping through the cracks in my memory. Searching for a recipe to fill the void, I began looking through my archives and found the photos from my first attempt on Challah…

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    One of my favourite Filipino breads in 3 forms

    There are about a million kinds of breads in the world and I love trying them all. French breads and Japanese breads are among my favourites, but I always- always– find myself drifting back to Filipino bread at the end of the day. There’s something about them that’s so comforting; something that fills me with strong feelings related to home and belongingness more than any other Filipino food so far I think. My soul food, I guess you can call it. Whatever time of the day, nothing beats having a piping hot cup of coffee in one hand and a warm piece of fluffy pan de sal in the other. Unless…

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  My Favourite Ingredients,  My favourite things,  Yeasted breads

    The bacon-lover’s cinnamon rolls

    Around this time of the year I get a very real urge to make cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon is a very all-year-round type of spice but it gets especially warm and cozy as the countdown to Christmas begins. I’ve made a couple of cinnamon roll variations before, starting with the easy classic version, then a pumpkin version that immediately became a favourite, so I thought I would try for a unique approach this time. There have been so many awesome new flavour combinations in desserts and pastries lately and to someone who wants to make them all but doesn’t have that much time on their hands (me!) it can be pretty…

  • All Things Pinoy,  Asian Flavors,  Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  My favourite things,  Yeasted breads

    {Filipino Food-Love} Days of pan de sal lovin’

    I have very real love for breakfast. But among all the breakfast foods I enjoy, I have to say there is nothing quite like a hot piece of pan de sal in the morning. A perfect pan de sal is super soft, light, and airy, with a slightly crunchy exterior. It has just a hint of sweetness that will allow you to eat it on its own or as a sandwich bread. I know people who can scarf down a dozen pieces of pan de sal in one sitting armed with just a piping hot mug of coffee. Regretfully I am not one of those people, because my stomach capacity…