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Now that the boys are off to camp, I have all the time in the world! What to do? Baking bread of course! Garlic and cheese bread…Love the smell of fresh baked bread.

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Had some middle school friends over today and cooked up a storm. There’s always endless topics to talk about with this group of friends. So when we go out, we always get kicked out before we can all share our stories. That’s why we decided to have it in one of our homes so we can talk/laugh without anyone constantly coming over asking if we wanted anything else. *wink* IMG_8695

It was supposed to be potluck, but somehow I did most of the cooking. One friend brought small pot of tofu soup, one brought drinks, one brought fruits, and my sister brought chicken wings and garlic enoki mushrooms.

For me, I made some rose dumplings, mini mango tart, egg leaf salad, japchae and green onion pancakes. My friends have been wanting to try my homemade bread, so it’s right there on the table! Since it’s an Asian themed brunch, I made name cards using each person’s chinese name.

gatheringfood Happy for the company, grateful for the memories, and glad everyone left with their tummies satisfied.

Breakfast I made this weekend for Ah Lo and myself (Mr. Piggy is not a big fan of porridge). Oh well, more for us!IMG_8647Baked some fresh bread on Saturday morning to load up Ah Lo with carbs for his triathlon.IMG_8602

 

Always happy to get some ripe bananas from the inlaws. I had to snatch it from them before the bananas go to compost! This is what I did with them. One of the boys’ favorite breakfast.IMG_8279

Boys’ breakfast this morning. Similar to these.

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Saw these “open-faced” fruit sandwiches on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the color, not to mention the nutritional factor. So since this is testing week for the boys, I thought it’d be the perfect time to make them for breakfast. Then I found out the test happened last week. Oh wells, at least they are having something nutritious.

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Ok, second attempt to try out the trending Japanese snack/dessert – pull apart bread. I made these last week, and they were so soft and fluffy I wanted to have more.  IMG_7151

The design was better than last time, but still needs lots of work. LOL. If I had more time, I would probably fine tune the details. When you have so little time and so much to do, you’ll have to accept what you get. IMG_7154

Regardless of the look, it still tastes great!IMG_7156

So the latest trend in Japan is the pull apart bread. I’ve been drooling all over every time when I see photos on Instagram. Unfortunately, most of the recipes I found are in Japanese, so I had to play around with it. The boys were eager to try it before I had a chance to decorate it.IMG_7080

By the time I put in the details, one-third of it was gone. Hahaha…IMG_7085

This is what’s supposed to look like. Yes, I know I have lots of work to do.

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Photo from @umi0407 Instagram <- She’s the pro!

It’s been awhile since I baked soft bread rolls. Yesterday, just had time to make dough and left it overnight. IMG_6973Only took 15 minutes to baked these. Loved the fluffiness of the bread. Nothing beats fresh batch of bread rolls right out of the oven for breakfast! I haven’t quite perfected this recipe yet, so I won’t put it down. Once I have this down, I’ll be to share it.IMG_6976