Saturday, May 5, 2012

Melon Pan with Chocolate filling

Daddy will be home today! He's been travelling for almost 2 weeks now & we miss him much. To welcome him home, I've decided to bake him some buns. He loves his bread & buns. =) Today Melon pan aka Japanese Melon bun is on the menu. It's a bun with a cookie crust on top & it's usually shaped like a melon hence the name Melon pan. I've never made them before but knew Fat cheeks would love these too coz it's very much like the Hong Kong Bo Luo pao that she loves so much. These buns normally do not have fillings, but coz I'm craving for chocolate lately, I decided to wrap some chocolate buttons into the bun. I even shaped 2 of my buns into cute little tortoise just for my baby. It's been quite some time since I've last baked buns and have almost forgotten how fun it can be. I'm very happy & proud of how the buns turned out. There were entirely made by hand. 100% hand whisked & hand kneaded, my labour of love. =)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yam Fritter

This is a dangerously addictive snack food! For every batch that I was frying, Fat cheeks & myself probably ate half before it made it to the plate. Daddy is out-stationed and so its just us the naughty girls munching away at home. I think this is a great finger food to serve at parties or gatherings. It's crunchy on the outside but soft and savoury inside. It's almost like eating concentrated fried yam cake coz it has much more yam than rice flour compared to the regular yam cake. Very nice. =)