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Homemade bagels

Bagels

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I love bagels, but I don’t didn’t eat them often (until now, as this recipe is so simple). The last time I ate a real, fresh baked bagel must be over 5 years ago in Canada. I probably ate some from the the American/Canadian supermarkets after that really good one, but they were obviously not as nice as the fresh baked one. Here in The Netherlands there is one chain who is “specialized” in bagels, but I’m a student and I’m not willing to pay €7 ($10) for a similar bagel as shown above. I can buy all the ingredients I need with €7 and make a lot of bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. So I did. We also hit the third recession so I advise you to make some bagels yourself too.

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Cookie buns (Mexican coffee buns)

I haven’t posted anything in three weeks as I had exams and not a lot of time to bake, take pictures and post them online. But now I have vacation (!!!) and I of course baked some things this weekend. I made these coffee buns which have several names: rotiboy buns, mexican coffee buns, cookie buns, coffee buns… Well I’ll just call mine cookie buns.

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Rilakkuma custard buns

Do you know Rilakkuma already? I didn’t until a couple of years ago. But this adorable bear is almost like Hello Kitty, just not as known by the mainstream outside of Asia. It is Japans fifth most popular character! I made Rilakkuma shaped breads a week ago for my cousin, but without the custard. This time I had crème pâtissiére from the day before in the fridge so it seemed like a great idea to put it inside the buns! It was super delicious!

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Chocolate bread rolls

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you have seen these rolled up chocolate breads already.  I made these about a week ago. I wanted something chocolate-y, but not cookies or brownies. So bread  filled with chocolate seemed like the best and healthiest choice, plus I hadn’t tried that before.

Right now I’m busy studying for my exams so I’m not making anything this weekend. It doesn’t matter, as I procrastinated enough last week by making yummy stuff. So there is enough left to post!

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Savory bread rolls

Okay, you’d might not want to eat these super delicious bacon, onion, corn and cheese rolls before your date, but you would definitely want to any other moment of the day. Awesome as a snack in between meals or as part of your breakfast / lunch. You could even serve these with some soup for dinner. Endless possibilities I’d say.

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Panda bread

My little cousin Jo-Ann wanted to make panda bread with me. It’s summer vacation now, so she wanted to do something with me. Since we were going to make panda bread which has to rise for hours, I wanted to make panda cookies in the meantime. I found really cute ones on the internet and wanted to try them really bad. I love panda’s, they are adorable.

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Hong Kong style sausage bun

I used to eat Chinese buns almost every week when I was little. Now I don’t get to eat them that often since there is no Chinese bakery in a close range from my house and the quality has dropped.

So nowI make sausage buns and bbq pork buns once in a while and store them in my fridge. These are so yummy at university as a lunch!

I found the recipe at Christine’s Recipes and have made these three or four times already.

The dough is somewhat sticky to work with, maybe I have to knead it longer… I don’t have a bread machine, but I use the KitchenAid to knead the dough, it works fine but it seems stickier than it should be. Continue for the recipe!

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