Posted tagged ‘cocoa’

making panda bread

July 17, 2011

oh, pinterest, why you do me like you do?  one of my online friendies found some “panda bread”  and said “oh suuuure, c’mon, you should make it.”  so i did. 

i got to use that.  a dough hook for my mixer.   or part of my new pirate costume!

behold!  i made dough!

this was my first attempt at dough, i was quite impressed with myself.

i used the recipe i found here (click me!) since there were no pictures on the recipe, i found a youtube video… not in english, but awesome.  if you want to make this, totally search “making panda bread” on the tube.  and feel all smart cuz you figured out something in japanese.  or chinese, or whatever it was…

i feel all cookery and what not when i have flour on my hands.

just like in the video…



roll and fold some more.


i got a little nervous because i didn’t think the dough was rising like it should.  i’m not sure what to do about that, but *angels singing*  ahhhh-ahhhh-AAAAAH!  panda bread:


and it’s tasty, too.  i might not sleep thinking of the possibilities.  can you imagine ELMO??!?  HELLO KITTY?!? 





January 18, 2011

Turned em out of the pan

cut em up

sugared/powdered them

and got to work

i have to tell you, i’m not a fan of things on sticks.  they just get in the way of the treat, i think… though there’s a boy i know who thinks everything is better on a stick… so he’ll get the ones on the stick when i’m done taking their picture.

i impressed myself a little with these:

a pretty and delicious treat on a snowy day!  i’m trying to decide what flavor cocoa to drop a couple into…

when i do make a cup, i’m gonna relax and take a few minutes to ponder new flavors and colors.  this is a lot of FUN!