Ch. 38: A Five Star Cinnamon Star Bread

There are those recipes that you just see everywhere but never feel the inclination to make. These star type breads often come to mind- being whipped up with store-bought puff pastry and simple fillings. I think I’ve reached that point in my baking journey where I often pass those over in hopes for more of…

Ch. 36: The deceiving Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I’d messed up. One morning I set out to make a variation of dinner rolls which turned into a mess. The dough was extremely sticky and so I added some flour to help me try and roll them. The second rise took way longer than the time I had, so in an effort to save…

Ch. 35: Super Saucy Pani Popo

If you’ve never heard of pani popo, then consider me as your spiritual guide into this delicious bread. It’s a Samoan coconut bun that’s made up of a sweet dinner roll that has a rich coconut sauce poured over just before it’s baked. The popularity of this has even stretched here, where I’ve seen it…

Ch. 32: Cinnamon Swirl Bread- the taste you can see!

I’m a sucker for a good food beauty shot- or foodie shot as I’ve coined it (patent pending). We all are. Most times, we’re scrolling through Youtube or Pinterest, and we see that one image that piques our interest- it’s the one that has us saying “wow that looks good!” I often look at those…

Ch. 27: Honey Wheat Black Bread like you’d yeast expect it.

It was over two months into lockdown when I saw that my yeast supply had run low. I’d been rationing it for this reason, knowing that yeast has been in short supply virtually everywhere. I was on Twitter one day when a friend mentioned that Super Mart, located in my very village had yeast, and…

Ch. 24: A Cheesy Pan Pizza Fail

I’ve never met a soul on (insert religious deity) ‘s green Earth that doesn’t love pizza. It’s one of those foods that’s hard to screw up. I mean- anything smothered in marinara sauce and sprinkled with handfuls of cheese will end up good! I’d been baking a lot of sweet things lately and so I…