Pita Bread from Baking with Julia

Highly recommend you stand next to your oven when baking pita bread because it is one the most magical view to see the paper thin dough puff up into round pillows. Ingredients 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups of lukewarm water 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon of salt 1…

Blueberry Blackcurrant Ginger Tart

Ingredients for Tart Crust 1 lb of lard 2 teaspoon of salt 5 1/2 cup of all purpose flour 1 egg juice from one lemon ice water Measure the flour and salt in a huge bowl and roughly cut lard into chunk and put in freezer for 30 minutes.  Then cut the harden chunks of…

Marshmallow Fondant

I have learned this recipe from “Cupcake Addiction” and I highly recommend you give this a try.  It is so simple to make and so much tastier than traditional fondant or store bought fondant. The resulted fondant is less flexible than my wedding cake fondant recipe.  Recommend you use marshmallow version if you intend to…

Homemade Marshmallow – so sweet

I have bought all the ingredients and tools for ages and always lack the courage to go ahead to actually make it.  Turned out it is indeed brain dead simple to make and taste completely different from store bought.  It is likely more expensive to make your own then buying but this is totally worth…

Danish Pastry from Baking with Julia

“Baking with Julia” is very old cook book but it is is still very popular because the recipes inside just work effortless perfect!  If you crave buttery puffy pastry don’t want to be bother with the tedious process of making many many foldes.  You really should give this recipe a try!  This recipe will yield…

Gingerbread House Building Contest

What a party!  It is so much – hope this will be a new tradition and we try to do this again next year!!  Wish you all a very very merry Christmas and joyful holidays!!!

Gingerbread House Building Contest – the prep

It was many many moon ago when I last built a gingerbread house.  It looked ok but it was just boring to build that house on my own because no one else was interested.  It was a lot a ton of work.   I still haven’t given up this idea, so this year I have…

Sour Cream & Pear Coffee Cake

Why spend almost $3 to buy a slice of coffee cake when you can make it at home with zero difficulty and very simple ingredients? Seriously you must give this recipe a try! Looks amazing yet so simple! This recipe adopted from LandO’Lakes recipe. Here is all you need to make this coffee cake: 1…