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Hot Cross Buns

I love the smell of hot cross buns – yeasty bread coupled with cinnamon and spice. I’ve never made them before, but this recipe from a chef named Bron Marshall was super easy, and these were delicious for brunch with some butter and honey.


Rosemary and Gouda Buttermilk Biscuits

I felt like scones this morning (my husband would say, “But you don’t look like one!”), but I didn’t want to use the recipe I normally use, which is for a sweet scone with currants. I was craving something more savory. Half an hour [...]

Homemade Gourmet Pizza

What does “gourmet” really mean? One of the reasons I started this blog was because I don’t like how a lot of “foodies” act snobby and superior when it comes to “gourmet” ingredients and food.

Case in point – I was doing a Google [...]

Two Pumpkin Bread Recipes Compared…And the winner is…

About a week ago, I decided to try making my own pumpkin purée and then a pumpkin bread recipe. When you live in China, keeping Western seasonal traditions alive (such as making pumpkin recipes in the fall around Halloween and Thanksgiving) seems [...]

Rosemary Focaccia

Don’t get me started on sandwich bread in China.

Don’t get me wrong – it’s not necessarily bad… It’s just…not good.

Most sandwich bread sold in our city (Xiamen, in case you weren’t paying attention) is the really soft, somewhat oily kind, [...]