Baking in Bhutan

Dessert, sweets, and baking in Bhutan was a lesser-known topic in the past centuries, but now it’s a most sought-after passion and a lucrative business. You can take baking classes in Bhutan as your prospective lifelong career or learn easy baking recipes from YouTube videos as a hobby.

Here we have compiled some easy recipes to step up your baking skills. As a beginner, you can try these easy and fun baking recipes for your kids. Otherwise, practice these recipes at home if you are already in a baking school in Bhutan. We will show you step-by-step, from gathering ingredients and cracking eggs to decorating cupcakes. So, grab your apron and get ready to begin your baking adventure.

1. Baked Banana Doughnuts

Baked Banana Doughnuts

You can start your weekend by preparing something sweet for your family. These banana doughnuts are simple to make and delicious to eat with your family and kids. Learn baking in Bhutan by trying out this simple recipe as a starter. Then you can move further to complex baking recipes. 



Step 1: First, heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Coat a doughnut pan (or any non-stick pan) lightly with cooking spray.

Step 2: Combine the sugar and eggs, beat with an electric mixer until it turns smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Mix the bananas, yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract until well combined. 

Step 4: Mix the cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. 

Step 5: Transfer the batter into a plastic bag

Step 6: Snip one corner of the bag and squeeze the batter into the doughnut pan.

Step 7: Bake the doughnuts for about 10-12 minutes until they turn brown on the bottoms.

2. Crispy Coconut Cookies

Crispy Coconut Cookies

Coconut cookies are the perfect snack for your morning cup of tea. Why not try a homemade snack instead of spending money on cookies and bread? It is a very easy recipe. If you choose to join baking classes in Bhutan, we are sure the experts will begin your lessons with easy recipes. 



Step 1: Start heating the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl until it’s smooth. Add Comb the egg and vanilla extract into the bowl.

Step 3: Sift the baking soda, baking powder, flour, and salt into the creamed mixture.

Step 4: Mix the oatmeal, powdered cereal, and coconut until everything is well blended.

Step 5: Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet keeping about two inches of gap between them.

Step 6: Bake the dough for about 10-12 minutes. The edges and bottoms of the cookies should be light brown.

3. Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Fresh strawberry cupcakes are an easy recipe for baking in Bhutan, but you can choose any fruit. These cute cupcakes are ideal for your kid’s birthday party. The recipe is very simple, so maybe your kid can even help you bake it.



Step 1: Heat your oven to 165 degrees Celsius. Then grease a cupcake pan. 

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing basin until light and creamy.

Step 3: Whisk in the eggs and add the strawberry extract.

Step 4: Stir the self-rising flour and salt into the batter until blended well. Finally, fold in the minced strawberries.

Step 5: Fill the cups evenly with batter using a spoon.

Step 6: Bake the cupcakes for about 20-25 minutes. 

Step 7: Let the cupcakes cool and frost them.

4. Baked Pancakes

Baked Pancakes

Baked pancakes were not a popular trend for baking in Bhutan, but kids and youths nowadays are fond of this delicious meal. So, it is becoming a weekend meal for city people. What’s not there to like? Baked pancakes and fresh fruits with a glass of milk – it’s delicious and healthy at the same time. 



Step 1: First, heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a 9-in pie pan for about 5-10 minutes.

Step 3: Whisk the flour, milk, eggs, white sugar, and salt and pour the mixture into the hot butter.

Step 4: Bake the pancake for 20-24 minutes until it turns brown on the edges.

Step 5: Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar over the pancake and squeeze lemon over it.

5. Cinnamon Blondie

Cinnamon Blondie

You don’t have to join a baking school in Bhutan to bake this yummy Cinnamon Blondie. You just need to grab the necessary ingredients from the nearby grocery store. Don’t worry; you will get the ingredients – store owners know baking in Bhutan is very popular, so they sell varieties. 



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 150-170 degrees Celsius. Using the baking paper, grease, and line a slice pan.

Step 2: Melt the butter and add half of the chocolate. Mix them well until smooth.

Step 3: Whisk in eggs and sugar to blend them well.

Step 4: Sift the flours and cinnamon until everything is well blended.

Step 5: Fold in the remaining chocolate.

Step 6: Transfer it into a pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Step 7: Let it cool and cut it into pieces.

6. Vanilla Biscuits

Vanilla Biscuits

Bhutanese bakers are delivering vanilla biscuits in and around Thimphu city. They sell various home-baked biscuits as snacks to homes and organizations, not just vanilla. Baking in Bhutan is not a mere hobby anymore!



Step 1: Begin heating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla until the mixture turns light and creamy.

Step 3: Beat the egg and mix well.

Step 4: Mix in the flour and baking powder to make dough.

Step 5: Form two teaspoons of the mixture into balls, lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and gently flatten them.

Step 6: Bake until the edges are slightly brown (bake for about 10 minutes).

Baking in Bhutan is now a popular trend for youths and homemakers. They don’t even take baking classes in Bhutan because nowadays we can get any information from the internet. Many people who started baking as a hobby are now doing great business due to the country’s high demand for desserts and sweets.  

You don’t need a fancy bakery to start baking in Bhutan- it can begin in your kitchen. However, if you want to get it right from the start, you can join baking classes in Bhutan. Professional bakers at WISE will help you improve your baking skills. 

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