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Japanese milk bread by hand (no milk powder)

Perfectly fluffy, tender bread with a subtle sweetness and richness. Skip the stand mixer and make this wonderful loaf completely by hand. One of my favorite parts about visiting Asia is eating the magically soft and fluffy bread. The glossy, golden brown crust breaks open to reveal…
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Hi! My name is Hali

Welcome to Halicopter Away! I’m the baker, photographer, traveler, food lover behind this site, a place for mouthwatering bakes, whimsical creations, and my undying love for fresh baked bread.

I love traveling, eating, and traveling to eat. When I’m not on the road, you can find me in my San Francisco kitchen, baking, cooking, and experimenting with new recipes.

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my latest recipes

strawberry mochi muffins

Strawberry mochi muffins

These mini strawberry mochi muffins are chewy and fluffy with juicy chunks of strawberry. They make the cutest bite-sized snacks! This post may contain affiliate…
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kouign amann with fillings

Kouign Amann

Kouign amann are flaky pastries made using a caramelized pastry dough. I love to fill mine with delicious fillings such as mochi, cookie butter, nutella,…
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creme brulee milk bread

Creme brûlée milk bread

Soft and fluffy milk bread buns are filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped with caramelized sugar for the ultimate creme brulee-inspired pastry treat! I…
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sourdough pumpkin muffin with chocolate

Sourdough pumpkin muffins

These soft and fluffy spiced pumpkin muffins are made with sourdough discard for extra flavor. Chocolate chunks and a crunchy sugar topping made these a…
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