Korean baking channels


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Baking is therapeutic, and these days, everyone and their mothers are baking sourdough and banana bread. Instead of following the same few recipes, switch things up and take your baking skills to the next level by tuning into Korean baking channels on Youtube.

Besides being informative, Korean baking channels also tend to have a pleasing, minimalist aesthetic, with plenty of ASMR potential. So even if you can’t bake – or don’t want to – these Korean baking channels can help you unwind and forget about reality for a while.


1. Cooking tree 쿠킹트리 – unique baking recipes with English subs


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Cooking tree’s strength lies in its aesthetically pleasing baking videos and pretty creations that are almost too gorgeous to eat. 

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Try your hand at making unique cake recipes such as milk tea flan cake. The layers are infused with earl grey tea leaves and come loaded with everyone’s favourite tapioca pearls.

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Don’t worry if you don’t have access to an oven at home, because this channel offers lots of no-bake recipes. From matcha oreo and green tea mont blanc tarts to a simple custard pudding and lime cheesecake, you’ll be surprised at the varieties of desserts you can make without an oven. 

Here’s one of the channel’s most-viewed recipe video:

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Subscriber count: 3.1M


2. 스윗더미 . Sweet The MI – easy-to-follow recipes & baking tips


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Baking can be challenging for beginners because there are many details that go into perfecting a dessert. A little too much of this or that and your entire day’s effort might go to waste. 

But that’s not going to happen with the recipe videos that Sweet The MI puts up. They are easy to follow with detailed instructions, and you’ll have to mistake salt for sugar to really mess it up. 

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While the channel also does out-of-the-world desserts, such as a 3D cake model of a traditional Korean hanok house, beginners should start with its all-round dough and cookie recipes when making bread and cookies for the first time. 

With only a single base recipe for the dough, you can let your imagination run wild and create different flavoured bread and cookies just by tweaking a few ingredients. 

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Also, don’t forget to check out the channel’s baking tips playlist before you dive right into the recipes. It’ll teach you baking techniques like how to knead a dough for the best consistency.  

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Subscriber count: 1.21M


3. 마미오븐 MOMMY OVEN – delicious home-baking recipes


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You’ll definitely be inspired to create some of these bakes after viewing this channel’s fuss-free baking recipes. 

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With McDonald’s temporarily shutting down in various countries, many of us have been craving for a McBreakfast fix. Instead of bemoaning your fate, make your own McMuffins with the help of this channel’s tutorial.

The videos in this channel do not contain any voiceover, but the instructions are straight to the point with English and Korean subtitles.

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Subscriber count: 514K


4. 자도르J’adore – classic baking recipes


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자도르J’adore is a channel started by a Korean living in the US. In 2019, she released her own baking book. Unlike conventional baking recipes that require an oven, her book contains recipes that can be easily made with an airfryer. 

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Her channel has a variety of recipes ranging from sweet to savoury treats. We recommend checking her out if you wish to perfect classic recipes such as butter cookies, sponge cake, New York cheesecake, and chocolate muffins. 

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Unless you’re a seasoned baker, it’s really hard to tell when your bakes are ready. This channel helps you out with visual representations of what your creations would look like undercooked, well-done, or overbaked. 

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Subscriber count: 296K


5. Korean Cooking and Vlog Healing Channel – best chocolate chip cookies recipe


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Korean Cooking and Vlog Healing Channel started off as a cooking channel that largely does Korean dishes. However, some of the most viewed videos on this channel turned out to be the ones recreating different variations of Levain cookies – crowned as the most famous cookies in New York City. 

In case you haven’t heard about it, people swear by NYC’s Levain cookies. Many baking channels on YouTube have been trying to recreate this chunky cookie that’s crispy on the outside, yet still chewy and moist on the inside.

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What sets this channel’s recipe videos apart from others is its refreshing take on how cooking videos should be produced. The use of a colour-grading filter and soothing background music provides a peaceful and calming touch to the whole cooking process. 

And if you’re a fan of ASMR, be sure to check out the ASMR versions of recipe videos that are on the same channel.

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Subscriber count: 172K


6. HANSE – cafe desserts and drinks


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Hit the subscribe button and follow HANSE if you’re keen on trying your hand at making some Korean cafe-like desserts and drinks. 

You can expect to find all sorts of recipes to recreate bakes you usually see in cafes all across Seoul, even down to Korean cafe drinks. 

Check out our article here for some of these Korean home cafe drinks recipes.

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No trip to a cafe is complete without sweet treats and our favourite has got to be the brownie s’mores cookie recipe. It’s an easy-to-make ultimate indulgence that’s worth every calorie.

Note: Don’t miss out on the additional pointers for the recipe that’s found in the drop-down description box.

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Subscriber count: 2.38M


7. Maison Olivia – traditional desserts and Korean baking recipes


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Since making a trip to Korea is currently far from possible, why not have a go at making some traditional Korean desserts in the comforts of your home?

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The ingredients for these traditional Korean desserts can be found in most Asian supermarkets. Take for example the honey rice cake, a famous Daegu dessert that pairs well with a cup of coffee: it only requires glutinous rice flour, white sugar, dark brown sugar, cinnamon powder, grapeseed oil, and water. 

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Subscriber count: 163K


8. 우미스베이킹Umi’s baking – international baking recipes


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Umi’s baking is an all-in-one baking channel where you can find recipes ranging from sweeter options such as English pound cake and Japanese Melon Pan, to hearty savoury bakes like bagels and Hokkaido milk loaf for a carb fix. 

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But if you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Martha Stewart, the channel also teaches you how to make not-so-basic baked goods such as schneeballen and Baci di Dama cookies

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Schneeballen is a shortcrust pastry originating from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town in Germany. On the other hand, Baci di Dama is an Italian cookie made by sticking two hazelnut cookies together with a dark chocolate filling.

Check out this video for a good bagel recipe:

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Subscriber count: 505K 


Whisk away and bake some treats


Whether you are a beginner looking for easy baking recipes to kickstart your new found pastime or a long-time home baker who’s up for a new challenge, check out these 8 Korean baking channels on YouTube that provide step-to-step beginner to advanced recipe tutorials. 

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