Any Asian Bakers?

@oXAquaXo (607)
United States
November 30, 2010 12:40am CST
As we all probably know, Asians in the U.S. don't bake American desserts all that much. For our family, we barely touch the oven, let alone use it. But recently, my grandma and I have tried our hand at baking, and were successful! We made mini-cheesecakes, sugar cookies, and Mexican wedding cakes. What about you guys? Any of you Asian Americans bake? And if you aren't Asian American, do you bake? And what do you bake?
1 response
@much2say (39122)
• United States
30 Nov 10
Hee hee. My mom barely touches the oven too!! She used to make boxed cakes when we were kids, but that's about it as far as baking desserts. I, on the otherhand, do bake a lot (I'm Japanese-American). I used to think baking from scratch was difficult - but I guess it was more intimidating because I had never done much of it growing up. But after making a few scratch cakes, cookies, whatever, it's really not a big deal - and it turns out pretty good! I have 2 kids - one is 5 and she has me in the kitchen since age 2, so that's a real motivating factor to keep me (us) baking! Our Christmas project is to make gingerbread cookies that look like our family members - ha ha - and give them as gifts. Most likely we will make big round gingerbread heads (instead of the whole body) - I think it'll be funny!
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
30 Nov 10
Much2say, That's so cool! Yeah, it was the same for me. My mom's not much of a baker, and every time we baked together (which was like once) ended up a disaster...we tried to make these little biscuits, and they ended up being...something else. After that, I always that baking from scratch was impossible. But after baking with my grandma, I've let go of that fear :P Haha...gingerbread cookies like your family members...that's a great idea! I'm going to consider doing that this holiday. It would be a fun project, with all the decorating. Have a nice holiday, and good luck! Annie