IMG_6340all of a sudden i felt like eating “soda pia” (soda crackers)… i missed sticking my hand inside the aqua colour biscuit tin… i remember loving it either plain, or with a cup of hot milo… (⁎⁍̴̛͂▿⁍̴̛͂⁎)*✲゚*。⋆♡… are we from the same era ♡(˃͈ દ ˂͈ ༶ )

Recipe adapted from 君之


Ingredients (makes 80 small pieces)

IMG_6341Water dough
100g all purpose flour
40g water
20g butter
6g milk powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant dry yeast

Oil pastry
30g all purpose flour
15g butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt


IMG_6344– mix all ingredients of water dough together and knead till you get a silky dough. allow it to proof till double in size (may range between 40 mins to 1.5 hours)
– after dough has proofed, punch it down gently and allow it to rest for 15 mins
– meantime, prepare oil pastry by mixing flour and salt into melted butter. mix till everything comes together and set aside
– for lamination process, please refer to the link above for tutorial ~ i will correlate the translation according to the numbered pictures in 君之’s post

IMG_6343(4) roll water dough into a flat sheet after resting it
(5) place oil pastry in the middle of water dough and flatten it (on the water dough) with rolling pin
(6) laminate oil pastry by folding the sides of water dough into the middle, followed by the top and bottom flaps of dough
(7) roll the laminated dough into a long rectangular sheet
(8) once again, fold the sides of the dough to meet in the middle
(9) then, fold the dough once again into half. you would have completed the first 4-fold process
(10) turn dough 90 degrees, and roll it out once again into a long sheet
(11) repeat steps (8) and (9) again to complete the second 4-fold process
(12) roll dough out into a 0.2cm thick sheet
(13) prick surface of sheet with a fork. and cut into square shapes with the help of pizza roller and ruler. discard the trimmings
(14) place crackers on baking sheet, leaving sufficient space between them. spray some water on the crackers and allow it to proof in a warm place for c. 25 mins or until crackers have puffed 1.5-2x the original size. place crackers in middle rack of preheated oven of 175 degrees and bake for 13 mins till surface of crackers turned golden brown

Personal notes:

IMG_6345– i used cake flour for the crackers and increased salt in the water dough to 1/4 tsp (as i love plain, salty crackers)
– my crackers are mini, and they were baked for 9 mins. i imprinted characters on the crackers just before rising them

IMG_6342these crackers are really crispy… you gotta try it out ( ᵒ̴̶̷̤̀ुωᵒ̴̶̷̤́ू )❤”

Pollution index: 3 (Hong Kong)


(19) Comments

  • Fion@轩宏妈 (March 28, 2014)


  • Rachel (March 28, 2014)

    好厉害喔,我也想尝尝 :)

  • kristy (March 28, 2014)

    These crackers look so neat and pretty. Wish you can send me a jar of them! hehe….
    Enjoy your day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  • Ling Yuen Chin (March 28, 2014)


  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (March 28, 2014)

    Wow, wow ,wow!!! Homemade \”soda pia\” sound so good and healthy!!!
    I like to eat these with a cup of hot milo too 🙂

  • Little Blue (March 28, 2014)


  • Jenny (March 28, 2014)


  • terry (March 28, 2014)


  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (March 28, 2014)


  • 柠檬叶 (March 28, 2014)


  • Mel (March 28, 2014)

    Unbelievable and totally speechless!! My oh my….. do you expect me to say more in your comment? Well, in my era, I spread some jam to go with it but now wish I can spread kumquat jam…..hahaha!!!!

  • Cass (March 28, 2014)


  • May Law (March 28, 2014)

    很美的饼干, 你真的够厉害厉害的!

  • 婉婉下午茶 (March 29, 2014)


  • kitchen flavours (March 30, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    Lovely crackers! and you even had them imprinted with the words! Looks like store-bought! Great job!

  • Jenny (April 14, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    I love to follow your blog. I love all those cute little hand paintings that you did with melted choc. May I know where to get all these cookie wordings\’ imprinter?


    • Victoria Bakes (April 14, 2014)

      Hello Jenny, thanks so much for your encouraging words. I actually got those in Tokyo but have definitely seen them in Singapore baking stores. Not sure where u r based though but if you try u will definitely find them 🙂 thanks for coming by

  • Aunty Young (March 8, 2015)


  • Doreen (March 9, 2015)

    Hi Vic,

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