Happy New Year friends! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with copious amounts of food, stuffed bellies, excess of sweets and tons of fun.
Our first recipe that we decided to try for this brand new year is one of our all time faves (well, E’s all time fave.. he usually buys these at the bakery)… Chinese BBQ Pork buns, also referred to as ‘cha siu bao’. These baos were no joke… tasted like legit bakery buns!
Buttery flaky pastry oozing with strawberry goodness?
Uh… heck yes pls.
Layers of soft and tender bread stuffed with cinnamon and sugar.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
You need this in your life, trust me.
Its a new year and you know what that means, right?
New resolutions to help better ourselves, our lives, and our families.
I love the combination of banana and chocolate. They just go so well together – like peanut butter and jelly.
Anyhow, I had some ripe bananas but no chocolate. I did however have a bag of carob chips!… I’ve recently discovered carob chips and have been using them in place of chocolate chips in all of my baking recipes. They have a different taste than chocolate, but are a vegan alternative and supposedly have more health benefits!
I haven’t been baking as much as I normally would. A few reasons – for one, I can’t eat all the goods by myself, and two, I don’t have that many baking ingredients on hand (just the essentials!).
I decided I wanted to try to attempt a bread recipe, so I went with this easy vegan cinnamon roll recipe that I came across a little while back.
Raspberry creamed cheese stuffed french toast with cinnamon raisin bread.
Oozy melty goodness in every bite.
More cinnamon and raisin bread =]
Except this time, it’s a little easier and a bit more healthy.
I love cinnamon raisin bread.
Its delicious warmed up, but even better when used to make french toast.
Made this pizza about a year ago.
Its a perfect summer appetizer – super fresh and not too heavy.