Pork Floss Buns Recipe: How to Make the BreadTalk Favorite at Home

You can’t go into a BreadTalk and walk out with at least one pork floss bun—that’s just disrespect. Or maybe the presence of willpower. It’s hard to resist those soft, fluffy buns; even harder when they’re loaded with light and crispy strings of sweet-salty pork floss. Lucky for you, we’ve developed this recipe to recreate… Continue reading Pork Floss Buns Recipe: How to Make the BreadTalk Favorite at Home

Baking Stores in Metro Manila: Where to Buy Baking Ingredients

Years ago, we remember having to drive up and down the Metro just to find baking ingredients like real vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, or walnuts. It even took one of our old writers an entire month just to get her hands on 9×9-inch baking pans! Nowadays, we’re happy to see that several baking stores have popped… Continue reading Baking Stores in Metro Manila: Where to Buy Baking Ingredients

Flour Guide: 7 Types of Flour and How to Use Them

You stock up on all-purpose flour and think: this should be good right; it’s all I need? It’s “all-purpose” anyway. But then you walk along the baking aisle and see bread flour, cake flour, almond flour, you can’t help but wonder: wtf is all this, then? Well, all-purpose flour is true to its name, it… Continue reading Flour Guide: 7 Types of Flour and How to Use Them

Dark Chocolate California Raisin Sandwiches: Not Your Average Raisin Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal raisin cookies are not the only baking recipe you should employ raisins in. While there’s nothing wrong with the traditional, old-school way of treating raisins, there’s so much more you can do with the versatile dried fruit. We’ve made this sandwich cookie that does take notes from a traditional pairing (chocolate + fruit), but… Continue reading Dark Chocolate California Raisin Sandwiches: Not Your Average Raisin Cookie Recipe

Brownie Mix Taste Test: Maya, Chips Delight, White King, and More

Brownies exemplify minimum effort, maximum results like no other baked good. They’re often very easy to make and, when done right, result in decadent chocolatey treats that may be cakey, chewy, and/or fudgy. For the truly time-pressed, brownie mixes take it a notch further. With pre-measured, pre-mixed parts, you can generally expect to produce reliable,… Continue reading Brownie Mix Taste Test: Maya, Chips Delight, White King, and More

Saucy Matcha Brownie Recipe: An Asian Take On Self-Saucing Brownies

Self-saucing brownies. What does that even mean? It sounds like a parlor trick; as if by some illusion a simple baked good could douse itself in sauce. But thanks to science—at least, we assume there’s some kind of sensible explanation behind it—the idea works. This saucy matcha brownie, for example, is a simple recipe that… Continue reading Saucy Matcha Brownie Recipe: An Asian Take On Self-Saucing Brownies

Baking vs. Frying Chicken Wings: The Pros, The Cons, And How to Do It

There are obvious differences between baking vs. frying chicken wings. We’re not saying that one is better than the other (though, really, frying just does it). It all boils down to time, ingredients, and preference; some wings are also better done with one method over the other. But how do you know which one to… Continue reading Baking vs. Frying Chicken Wings: The Pros, The Cons, And How to Do It

Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake

At its simplest, cà phê đá (Vietnamese coffee) is basically brewed coffee and condensed milk mixed together. (Though, of course, that’s a stripped-down homemade version. The real thing involves time, skill, and the right kind of coffee.) The condensed milk makes the drink creamy and slightly sweet, without necessarily overpowering its strong coffee flavor. This… Continue reading Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake