Banana Nut Bread

I decided to eat healthier, so I bought a bag of pancake mix with almond flour in it. I made one batch of pancake, and my husband and I feel we don’t like it that much. The pancake tastes ok, but not as fluffy as the regular flour one. I think I like the regular ones better.

I didn’t know what to do with the pancake mix, then I saw this banana nut bread recipe at the back of the bag. Of course I tried it, and we both fall in love with it. The bread tastes great!


1 3/4 cup pancake mix, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 4 tbsp butter, 2 banana, 1/2 chopped walnut, 1/2 tsp salt.


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Melt butter, lightly beat butter, mash banana, break walnut into smaller pieces.


3. Combine beaten egg, melted butter, mashed banana, sugar, and salt, beat together.

The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup sugar, but both of us think it’s too sweet for us, so I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup.

4. Add pancake mix and walnut into the mixture, mix smothly then pour into a greased baking pan, bake for about an hour, or until the tester comes out clean.

Since I used the smaller baking pan, I baked about 50 minutes.

The original recipe said that it needs a 8×4 loaf pan, I used two mini loaf pan, so the bread would be smaller, and easier to store.

Blueberry Bread Pudding

This is my favorite bread pudding recipe. Blueberry not just added color to it, but also added a good flavor on top of everything. I tried to replace blueberry with other fruits, but I think blueberry tastes the best.


8oz bread, 1 cup blueberry, 4oz cream cheese, 2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/8 cup butter.

Addtional butter for baking pan coating.


1. Preheat oven to 350° C.

2. Coat baking pan with butter.

I prefer ceramic baking pan. If you use metal pan, you might want to reduce the temprature and baking time. 

3. Trim edges off the bread, chen chop into pieces similar to blueberry size. Then lay half of bread on baking pan.


4. Chop cream cheese into blueberry size pieces, sprinkle on top of bread layer with blueberry, then lay the rest of bread on top.

5. Beat eggs, milk, melted butter and sugar well together, pour over bread, lightly press with hands to make sure all the bread pieces are soaked. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes or several hours in refrigerator.

This bread pudding is not too sweet. If you like it sweeter, you can add more sugar, or mix 1/8 cup of cyrup into the egg mixture.

6. Cover the pan with foil, bake 30 minutes. Then remove the foil cover, bake another 30 minutes or until the surface turns golen brown.


 If you really like blueberry, you can serve it with blueberry and blueberry jelly, so it would taste more blueberry. 


Yeast Roll


Yeast Roll

I’m looking for yeast roll’s recipe, this is not the exact one I’m looking for, but it’s a good one, so I decided to post the recipe here.

Yeast RollIngredients:

2 tsp dry yeast, 1/4 + 1 cup warm milk, 3 tbsp unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 4 tbsp honey, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 + 2 cups flour.


Yeast Roll1. Mix dry yeast with same amount sugar, then soak in 1/4 cup warm milk. Set aside for 5-10 minutes or until you see a lot of bubbles.

2. Mix 1 cup flour, sugar and salt.

3. Mix egg and yeast mixture with flour mixture.

Yeast Roll4. Melt butter, mix with milk and honey, add into flour mixture, add 2 cups flour, punch until dough get smooth.

You can leave 1/2 tsb honey out, mix with water, this will be your coating mixture.

5. Coat dough lightly with cooking oil, cover with a damp cloth (I prefer plastic wrap), set aside until it’s double-sized.

Yeast Roll6. Use non-stick spray to coat the baking dish.

7. Separate dough evenly (I did 1.5oz each), form it into a roll, set it in baking dish. Repeat until you are done with the dough, brush it with honey mixture. Set aside until the rolls are double-sized.

8. Preheat oven to 350ºF, bake for 20-25 minutes.


Yeast Roll


Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese


Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese


Many of my co-workers love the Kolaches from Shipley’s Donut. one day, I was in the mode of trying to bake them at home. Since I don’t really like the their recipe, I decided to use one of my favorite dough recipes instead. It turns out good, really good.


Dough: 2 tsb dry yeast, 2 tsb sugar, 80g warm milk, 1.5 cups bread flour, 10g lemon juice, 1 egg, 2 tbsp butter (room temperature), a pinch salt.

Filling: 6 beef frank, proper amount grated cheese.

Topping: honey:water = 1:1, proper amount.

Method:Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese

1. Mix dry yeast and sugar, melted by warm milk, set aside for several minutes, or until you see lots of bubbles on the surface.

2. Add all the dough ingredients except butter into yeast mixture, form a ball.

3. Add butter to dough, punch for several minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.

4. Set dough aside until dough get double sized.Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese

If you’re in rush, you can let dough rest for about 10-15 minutes.

5. Punch dough down, then seperate into 6 equal pieces.

6. Roll each pieces into rectangle shape, a little bit wider than length of the beef frank, and cut one end as shown in picture.

7. Sprinkle grated cheese at the end with cuts, roll beef frank as shown in picture, make sure seam is at bottom. Then set aside until double-sized.Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese

8. Preheat oven to 350 degree.

9. Mix honey and water, brush on top of bread, bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

10. Brush honey mixture on top of bread right after taking bread out of oven, transfer to wired rack to cool.

I was in a playing mode, and tried to do the beef frank in a different way, below is what I did:

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Caterpillar Shaped Bread with Beef Frank and Cheese



Tortilla Burrito with Ground Meat


Tortilla Burrito with Ground Meat


I love the uncooked tortilla. It’s so easy and convenient to cook with it. And it tastes good, better than cooked ones.

Ingredients:Tortilla Burrito with Ground Meat

uncooked tortilla, ground meat, egg, green onion, seasoning.


1. Chop green onion into little pieces, mix with a little bit salt, set aside for several minutes.

2. Beat egg well, set aside.Tortilla Burrito with Ground Meat

3. Season meat, then mix with green onion.

Use less salt, since green onion is salty.

4. Brush a thin layer of egg on a tortilla, then spread a layer of meat, then brush a layer of egg and roll it up.

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5. Heat up the frying pan, add some cooking oil, pan fry the burrito until golden brown on medium heat.

6. Serve hot.


Tortilla Burrito with Ground Meat

Pancake with Zucchini and Dried Shrimp


Pancake with Zucchini


I cooked this type of pancake before, but never tried cooking it with a frame. I thought it looks pretty neat when I first saw it online. It actually tastes pretty good. 

Ingredients:Pancake with Zucchini

1 medium size zucchini, 3 eggs, some all-purpose flour, some dried shrimp*, 2 slices of purple onion, seasoning.


Pancake with Zucchini1. Chop zucchini into thin strips.

2. Mix dried shrimp and seasoning with zucchini.

For seasoning, I used salt, sugar and white pepper powder.Pancake with Zucchini

Dried shrimp is pretty salty, so be careful on how much salt you put in.

3. Let the zucchini mix sitting for several minutes.

Pancake with Zucchini4. Add eggs into zucchini mix, mix well.

5. Add flour into zucchini mix, then mix well.

Make sure the batter is not too thick. Add water if needed.

6. Slice onion, then break onion slice into onion ring.Pancake with Zucchini

7. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, adjust heat to medium high, put onion ring in skillet.

8. Scoop batter into onion ring, flip when the bottom side turn lightly brown.

Pancake with Zucchini9. When both sides turn lightly brown, transfer to plate.

10. Serve when hot.

You can serve with some dipping sauce. I normally would serve with some vinegar, or mix vinegar, soybean sauce and sesame oil.


* For “dried shrimp”, please see link below:

Flower Shaped Bread


Flower Shaped Bread


I love the shape of the bread, it looks really like a flower. I just couldn’t stop thinking of baking it myself. Now here it is.


300 gram flour, 60 gram milk, 1 little bag dry yeast, 2 & 1 egg yolk, 1 egg, 20 gram condensed milk, 40 gram sugar, 40 gram  cream, 45 gram butter, a pinch salt


1. Set all the ingredients to room temperature.Flower Shaped Bread

2. Heat milk, make sure it’s warm.

3. Mix yeast with same amount sugar, dissolve in warm milk, set aside until it’s full of bubble.Flower Shaped Bread

4. Set 1 egg yolk aside, mix everything together until the dough is smooth. Then set aside (you can coat the dough with some oil, so it won’t be sticky.) until dough double in size.Flower Shaped Bread

5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece flat as showing in picture.

Flower Shaped Bread6. Roll each flat piece into a long stick.

7. Form the stick as showing in pictures, hide the ends at the bottom. Then place on greased baking sheet until double in size.

8. Preheat oven to 350°F.Flower Shaped Bread

9. Brush the surface with the egg yolk, then bake until it’s light brown on surface.

10. Brush with butter after taking out of oven so it looks shining (optional). Serve when it’s warm.