Category Archives: Baking

Recipe: Easy Hot Cross Buns / Rock Buns

A few weeks ago, just before Easter, the husband [my husband is australian] lamented the lack of hot cross buns in Japan.
Not wanting to disappoint him, i did a quick search online and picked the first recipe i found [bad idea]
It ended up being more like rock buns than hot cross buns but i thought i post pics anyway since they tasted totally yummy!

EASY HOT CROSS BUNS [but in reality, these are rock buns i think]
Recipe adapted from
250g All purpose flour
10g baking powder
2g salt
30g unsalted butter [or magarine]
15ml honey
2g cinnamon [this is not as easy to buy in japan as one thinks, i had to check several supermarkets]
25g raisins
80ml milk
Optional: orange peel or orange marmalade [1tsp]

100g icing sugar
10ml milk
3 drops of vanilla essence

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Recipe: Cheese and Bacon Bread Rolls

*This was first published in my personal blog but i moved it over to this food blog on request of my sister who bought a new rice cooker :D

Another easy bread recipe for the rice cooker!!
Bread and Cheese Bacon Rolls

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Hinamatsuri 2012 + Easy Macarons Recipe

A while ago, it was 雛祭り Hina-matsuri or Girls’ Day. [See more here:]
To celebrate i decided to try making macarons for the first time :D

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