Japanese Milk Bread Loaf

This Japanese Milk Bread Loaf is the softest and most delicious white bread you have ever tasted! Try this Milk Bread recipe with step-by-step photos.

Japanese milk bread loaf on wooden board

Japanese Milk Bread

While the rest of the world has been busy baking sourdough bread, I have been busy perfecting my milk bread recipes. Of course, there are days when a crusty loaf of sourdough is exactly what I want (especially for my toast with avocado!), but most days, it’s the soft and squishy milk bread that I crave the most.



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Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Soft and deliciously spiced Swedish Cinnamon Buns for the perfect breakfast or afternoon tea treat. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

swedish cinnamon buns on wire rack

Swedish Cinnamon Buns

One of my favourite places to visit is Stockholm, not just because we have family living there, but I have always had a strong affection for Swedish design and food culture. And I’m not just talking about IKEA and their meatballs – I am a huge fan of both, by the way! I love many Swedish brands of furniture and home design, I love Swedish cuisine, and I love Fika. And the popular accompaniment to coffee at any Fika are Swedish Cinnamon Buns.



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Hot Dog Flower Buns

Fun and tasty Hot Dog Flower Buns! Hot dog sausages wrapped in a soft, fluffy dough, and baked in a cute flower shape. You’ll never want to eat a normal hot dog again! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

hot dog flower buns with sesame seeds and scallions

Hot Dog Flower Buns

I had never seen nor heard of Hot Dog Flower Buns until a trip to Hong Kong many years ago for a friend’s wedding. I was travelling on my own at the time and happened to walk past a Chinese-style bakery with many delicious-looking cakes and bread. And even though I was on my own, I walked out with two large bags of cake slices and buns which eventually became my breakfast for the rest of the week.



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Chinese Coconut Buns

Fluffy and delicious Chinese Coconut Buns, just like from the Chinese bakery, except they are better! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

Chinese Coconut Buns

As a child, my parents owned a Vietnamese bakery in Australia. They sold everything from Vietnamese baguettes to Aussie Meat Pies. And despite the vast array of delicious treats on offer, it didn’t stop us from visiting other bakeries and getting our sweet fix elsewhere.

One case in point was the Chinese bakery at the local Chinatown in Brisbane, which became a regular stop for my mother and I after each Yum Cha feast on Sunday morning. Even if we had stuffed ourselves silly with endless dumplings and squeezed in a plate of Chinese Custard Tarts to finish, we still somehow had appetite for more dessert from the Chinese bakery next door.



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Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and fluffy Cinnamon Rolls made from a brioche-like dough, and drizzled with a simple icing for a touch of indulgence. Easy recipe for Cinnamon Rolls with step-by-step photos.

cinnamon rolls on marble board

Cinnamon Rolls

As a child, I loved anything which was slathered in icing. And it was a good thing that my parents ran a bakery because there was no shortage of cakes and buns generously decorated with a frosting of some sort. Iced Finger Buns remain a firm favourite from my childhood, but something I was only introduced to as an adult are Cinnamon Rolls.

Living and working in the US was one of the most enjoyable periods in my former life as a lawyer. And I’m still so thankful to my American colleagues who were always eager to introduce me to their favourite local cafés, restaurants and drive-thru.



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Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

These homemade Steamed BBQ Pork Buns are soft and fluffy with a succulent savoury filling. Make this classic Dim Sum favourite at home! Complete recipe for the bao buns, plus the Chinese Barbecue Pork filling, with step-by-step photos.

bbq pork buns on white plate with coriander

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

One of my favourite dishes at Yum Cha are Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, also called Char Siu Bao. As a child, I tried to only eat them towards the end of the meal because they tend to be quite filling. But even after stuffing myself silly with more dumplings than we should have ordered, I still somehow found appetite left for a Char Siu Bao or two.



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