Rabbit Bunny Buns for Easter

March 30th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Breads, Recipes

Rabbit Bunny Bread overhead

How's the weather where you are? It's positively spring in the Bay Area: sunny skies abound, pollen is everywhere, and everyone I know seems to be going on spring break (maybe to escape the pollen). Our own trip is coming up soon, plus we've got to get through Easter first!


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Hokkaido Milk Bread: The Tangzhong Method

February 4th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Breads, Recipes

milk bread sliced

One of my pastry goals for 2015 is to start making more Asian pastries. I grew up poring over the Betty Crocker and Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks on my mom's shelf, but I also remember the red bean and sesame-filled buns, flaky egg custard tarts, and fluffy breads from the Chinese bakeries and dim sum restaurants we would frequent on the weekends. For years I've meant to try my hand making these pastries myself, and this year I'm giving myself no more excuses. So here we go - I hope you enjoy this new side of Dessert First!


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{Cookbook Review}: 2012 Baking Cookbook Roundup

December 19th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Cookbooks, Reviews


Thanks to all who entered the minted giveaway! The winner, chosen by random number generator, is:


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