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Easy Hotdogs

Main ingredients are bread, sausage, butter, and mayonnaise.

Just because the other day I bought 1 pack of bread, and later I forgot about it. So I tried this way to consume them.

  1. Boil sausage (mine are the frozen type bought from supermarket) in hot water for about 10 mins.
  2. Cut bread into halves, but not cut them through completely.
  3. Spread butter over the cut side.
  4. Pan fry bread with the butter side down till slightly golden brown.
  5. Also fry the sausage a bit with the same pan.
  6. Place sausage in between the breads.
  7. Add in the sauce you like. I chose mayonnaise.

It’s very simple. my husband like them.


Sausage Bread


1 cup lukewarm water

1/8 cup sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tablespoons oil

2 cups flour (roughly)

Sausage some

  1. Pour warm water into a big bowl. Add in sugar and dry yeast. Let it rest for 10 mins and wait it foams up.
  2. Add in oil, salt. Stir a bit.
  3. Add in flour, 1 cup first. Stir a bit. Then add in the other cup flour.
  4. Stir into a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the board. Knead the dough on it. Keep kneading till it’s not that sticky.
  6. Brush a bowl with some oil. Put dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and towel.
  7. Let it rise till twice big.
  8. Boil the sausage in hot water for about 8 mins.
  9. Take the dough out. Roll it into oval shape. Divide it into 12 pieces.
  10. You can make it into the shape you like. Can roll it around the sausage or just press the sausage onto the dough.
  11. Cover again with plastic wrap and towel. Let them rise again till 1.5 or 2 times big.
  12. You can also sprinkle chopped green onion and mayonnaise on the bread.
  13. 190 degree C, about 20-25 mins.

Super Easy Homemade Soft White Bread

I found this incredible homemade white bread recipe on YouTube. It doesn’t require a bread machine, nor much kneading. Every step is super easy. But the bread came out is amazing. I cannot believe the procedure is so simple, and bread is as good and soft as the ones bought from bakery shop.


I really really love this recipe:

I followed the recipe and the steps.


1 cup lukewarm water

1/8 cup sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tablespoons oil

2 cups flour (roughly)

  1. Pour warm water into a big bowl. Add in sugar and dry yeast. Let it rest for 10 mins and wait it foams up.
  2. Add in oil, salt. Stir a bit.
  3. Add in flour, 1 cup first. Stir a bit. Then add in the other cup flour.
  4. Stir into a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the board. Knead the dough on it. Keep kneading till it’s not that sticky.
  6. Brush a bowl with some oil. Put dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and towel.
  7. Let it rise till twice big.
  8. Take the dough out. Roll it into oval shape. Roll it from one end to the other.
  9. Brush oil or butter to the loaf pan. Put dough into it. Cover again with plastic wrap and towel. Let it rise till it almost fulfill the pan.
  10. Put the dough into the oven. Turn to 190 Degree C. (No need to preheat). and set 25 mins.


This is how my bread looks when I took it out the oven.

Let it cool down and cut into slices.

I didn’t expect it came out that good and soft.

I will definitely make it again. And will probably only use this recipe when I want to make white bread at home.

Small Honey Buns

When I was in high school, this honey bun was very popular. I remember that we needed to start our morning lesson at about 6:30 AM. We studied for about 1 hr by ourselves. Then at 7 AM, we had 1 hour to rest and have breakfast. Actually 1 hour isn’t enough for most of the students to finish their breakfast before 8 AM, since there were so many lining in the school canteen. So to save more time, some students chose to buy bread in the store instead, which is very convenient. My friends and I usually bought this honey buns. The best part is the crispy honey and sesame bottom layer.


bread flour 200g

sugar 25g

egg 1

honey 10g

vegetable oil 10g

yeast 2 g

milk 70g

salt 1 pinch

  1. Add yeast into warm milk. Stir a bit and let it rest for 2 mins.
  2. Beat egg into a big bowl. Add in sugar, honey, oil and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add flour into the egg honey mixture.
  4. Add in milk while stirring the flour.
  5. Knead everything into a dough. Keep kneading for about 20 mins.
  6. Put dough in a warm place. Let it rise 2 times big.
  7. Knead the dough and press the sir out. Cut it into 8 smaller dough balls.
  8. Cover the dough balls with plastic and let them rest for 5 mins.
  9. Flatten dough into oval shape. Roll from one end to another.
  10. Cut in the middle.
  11. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp white sesame. Prepare a little water in another bowl.
  12. Dip the roll into the water first. then the white sesame with the cut side down.
  13. Brush baking pan with oil. Arrange them into the baking pan.
  14. Let them rise again till about 1.5 times big.
  15. preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
  16. bake for 15 mins.
  17. In a bowl, add in 1 tbsp water and 1 tsp honey.
  18. Brush honey water onto them. and bake for another 5 mins.

Look at my ugly buns.  🙂

The crispy white sesame bottom is exactly what I want.

Walnut Banana Bread

Banana is one of my husband’s favorite fruit. But sometimes, He forgot to eat them, and banana got ripe very quickly. So I would use them to make smoothie or cake or bread.

This summer when we went back to my hometown, we brought so many walnut back. My mom just cracked them and store the shell-removed walnut in 2 large containers. My husband likes walnut, so he adds some in his yogurt. Yet, we still have a lot. So I tried to bake something with walnut and banana.


Bananas 2

butter 1/2 cup

white sugar 1 cup

eggs 2

vanilla 1/2 tsp

flour 1 cup

baking soda 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

chopped & toasted walnut 1 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
  3. Add in 2 beaten eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Add in mashed bananas. Mix them together.
  5. Sieve in all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder. Mix till combined.
  6. Butter spray the loaf pan. Dust it with flour.
  7. Pour all the batter into the pan.
  8. Into the oven for 50-60 mins. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean then it’s done.

Let it cool down for a little while.

Cut it and you will find it’s very moistened and firm.

Full of walnut and banana flavor. Very nice!

Flat Garlic Bread

1. Dissolve 1 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar in 1/4 cup warm water. Let it ready for 5 mins.

2. Mix 1 cup flour, 1 pinch salt, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp butter and 3 cloves chopped garlic in a bowl.

3. Add yeast water into flour mixture. Mix all ingredients and knead into a dough. Brush a little oil onto the dough.

4. Let the dough rise till 2 times big.

5. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup melted butter, 3 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoon chopped coriander.

6. Divide dough into 2 or even more smaller dough balls and flatten them into thin disc.

7. Brush butter garlic mixture onto the dough very generously.

8. Into 180 degree C oven and bake for 10-15 mins.

Pork Floss & Spring Onion Bun

I made pork floss the other day, and the idea of making pork floss & spring onion bun came to me. I don’t have much experience of making bread. So I search on YouTube and found this video:

I just followed this recipe.

If you want to make pork floss at home, you can please refer to my previous blog:


For those who cannot read Chinese, I can help to do some translation:

Ingredients for bread

salt 2g

sugar 10g

yeast 4g

egg 1

butter 20g

bread flour 230g

water 100g

  1. dissolve yeast in warm water and rest for 10 mins.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients.
  3. Combine all ingredients above except butter till it become a dough.
  4.  Cut butter into the dough. Two options: bread machine or by your hands. I knead the dough by my hands. I was kneading it and watching a TV drama at the same time. The whole kneading process last for 1 and a half episode.
  5. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with plastic warp and let it rise till 2 times big.
  6. Flatter it into a disc. Put it into a 27×27 baking pan.
  7. Place the baking pan into oven, with a big bowl of hot water underneath. Let the dough rise again till 2 times big.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 degree c.
  9. Brush dough with egg. Sprinkle white sesame and spring onion (green part).
  10. Into the oven and bake for 12 mins.
  11. Cut bread into squares or whatever shape you like.
  12. Take two pieces of them. Brush the back with mayonnaise. Sprinkle a little pork floss. Stick them together. Then brush the edges with mayonnaise, dip in pork floss.


I was very generous with pork floss and used all the pork floss I made before. I have to admit that my bread is not so soft as the ones sold in bakery shop. My husband still like them though.

Benedict Egg

My husband is a crazy egg lover. He likes onsen tamago, half-boiled egg, scrambled egg, hard-boiled egg…… I can’t really tell which egg he doesn’t like. So I assume he likes this Benedict egg too.

1. Prepare a big and deep pot. Add in enough water, which must be higher than egg in height. Turn to high heat and bring water to boil.

2. Once water is boiled, turn off the heat. Crack an egg in. Don’t stir, don’t move anything. Let the egg hold together. You can also add in 1 or 2 drops of vinegar or lemon juice before add in egg, which can help egg to settle better.

3. When the egg white stops being translucent, turn on the lowest heat. When the white film shows up over egg yolk, remove the pot from the heat. If you want your egg to be less raw, you can keep it there for a little longer. Otherwise, you can carefully scoop it out.

4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add in 2 egg yolks. Cream them together. Add in a little black pepper and 1 tablespoon water or wine if you have. Stir to make all ingredients egg yolk sauce.

5. Heat a pan. Fry bacon till crispy. Use the same pan to fry bread. I only have regular bread left in my home. So I have no choice.

6. Bread at the bottom, then place bacon. Egg on bacon and egg yolk sauce over egg. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Oh, my husband loved it very very much. It’s very satisfying when poke the running egg yolk.

Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea.

Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king crab we bought. Then I disassembled it into several parts.

For the central body, I took the Shell off. Then picked the meat out. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Put the meat in. Sauté a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon flour. Quickly stir. Then add in 3-4 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly and evenly to let it reduce to white sauce. Put the crab meat white sauce into the shell. Sprinkle cheese. Put into oven ( 200 degree C, 8-10 mins) or till cheese melts.

Crab legs can be divided into three parts: thigh (fat end), middle parts and thin end parts.

For the fat thigh, I used them to cook spaghetti:

Heat a piece of butter in the pan. When melted, add in crab leg. Stir fry a bit. Then add in chopped garlic. Stir till aromatic. Pour in a little white wine. Simmer a little. Season with salt and black pepper. Add in chopped parsley and cooked spaghetti. Quickly stir evenly.

For the middle crab leg parts, I roast them with garlic butter. Put a small chunk of butter in a bowl. Add in chopped garlic, a little salt and pepper. Blend well. Cut half the shell off ( or even less). Then spread garlic butter onto meat. Put into oven. 180 degree C and 20 mins.

For the thin ends, I cut them into smaller pieces. Marinate with a little cooking wine and corn starch. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Put the crab leg pieces in. Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add in chopped ginger and spring onion. Quickly stir fry. Add in a little cooking wine, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Quickly blend evenly and serve hot.

For the claws, I used them to cook light soup. Put crab claws, corn pieces, Chinese yam, mushroom, ginger shreds and spring onion pieces into a pot. Pour in 1 1/2 bowls of water. Turn to high heat. When water boils, put in salmon slices. Turn to middle heat and cook for 3 mins. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine and salt. Cook for another minute.

And that’s it. Our Christmas feast made by a king crab.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Walnut Bread

Original recipe:


I followed this recipe but changed a little.


Bread flour 58g

Whole grain flour 58g

Water 71g

Yeast 1/2tsp (original recipe is 1/16tsp)

Mix all the sourdough ingredients. Let it rest for at least 2 hours. Original recipe said let it rest for overnight. That’s why I increased yeast to 1/2 tsp.
Walnut paste:

Walnut 50g

Water 50g

Honey 40g

Melted butter 20g

Salt 1 pinch

Blend all these ingredients in blender till paste.
Bread ingredients:

Bread flour 306g

Whole grain flour 34g

Water 145g

Salt 8.5g

Yeast 2g

Mix all the bread ingredients together into a dough. Let it rest for 30 mins.

Then fold in sourdough and walnut paste. Mix well into a big dough. Let it rise into 2 times big.

Preheat oven to the highest.

Knead it and press the air out. Let it rise again for another 40 mins. Cut the surface with pattern you like.

Turn oven to 230 degree C.  Put in 1/4 cup water and let the water steam arise. Put bread dough into oven. Bake for 15 mins. Then take the water out and bake for another 25-30 mins. If the color too dark, cover with foil.

My husband and I love this bread very much.