Chinese Green Onion Pancakes

Green Onion Pancakes, or congyoubing in Chinese (蔥油餅), are a traditional snack that can still be found on the streets of China today. Made from flour, green onions (scallions) and water, these layered, crispy, thin pancakes are quick and easy to make–though greasy–and make a great breakfast or snack food. As someone who enjoys cooking…

Soft Braided Pretzels

The history of pretzels is hard to trace, with stories going as far back as the early 600s, but with no written records. The first appearance of pretzels, however, can be found in the crest of a German bakers’ guilds in 1111. The knotted shape, most associated with pretzels, can even be found in a…

Garlic Cheese Buns

Bread-making dates back as far as 300 B.C, when the Ancient Egyptians discovered yeast. Many other groups of people also have their own variation of bread, which are still eaten to this day. These breads can be found steamed, cooked in a dutch oven, baked in a bread oven, and many other way. Today, breads…