It’s finally the long weekend, yay! Monday is Victoria Day here in Canada so I decided to take advantage of my extra day off and do more creative baking.
Last week, I made Nikuman (Chinese Steamed Bun) in an effort to step outside my comfort zone. Having been quite proud of how my steamed buns turned out, I decided to take it one step further this time and turn them into cute animals! Quite often I go to my local Chinese grocery store and see pre-made steamed buns shaped into pigs which I thought were super adorable. I’ve always wondered how they did it and upon some additional research, I may have figured it out!
So how did I do this? Well first, you need to make the dough and filling as per my Nikuman recipe.
This Valentine’s day weekend, I wanted to do something different and woo the foodie bf in a way I think would impress him. Thanks to my Pinterest addiction, I was inspired to make these Strawberry roses and form them into a bouquet. Not only do they look good, but they taste good too!
They’re surprisingly easy to make too!
As part of my ongoing challenge to make as many creative dishes as possible whether its baked or cooked, my next challenge was to create a creative rice bowl with Japanese curry. I got this idea after seeing it on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to recreate it with the bf. However, he didn’t take his challenge too seriously so his picture didn’t make the cut in this blog -_-