Wednesday, August 13, 2014

White Bread Loaf

The other day, saw a fren posting his perfect-looking loaf on FB. OMG, I so wanna tear a piece from my iPad lo.... He actually baked a loaf of bread for his version of Taiwan's famous - 棺材板. Yummy bread with delicious & hearty soup inside. Pop over here if you are keen to make yours.

I knew I have to make this loaf, but not talented enuf to make the 'chowder' la. Nevertheless, I decided to cook a small portion of Curry Chix for my loaf! OMG, rice or bread?..

The bread is just nice for my breadmaker, it rises to the brim of the tin and it's a tall tall loaf. I was hesitating to slice into a tall slice or slice it lying down. I ended up being greedy and slice into tall slices. The slices is so soft, I really never regret baking them.

Milk White Loaf (adapted from Travelling-foodies)
170-180g Milk (I used 175g Fresh Milk)
1 Egg
320g Bread Flour
20g Sugar
1/2tsp Salt
1tsp Yeast
50g Butter

1) I put ingredients in above sequence, set to Menu 6 of breadmaker. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Super Soft Chocolate Marble Bread

Been on my list for the longest time and I finally got down to it. Indeed a soft and addictive bread that makes me keep wanting to look and eat it! Ooh.... 

I used my BM for the kneading and leave it to proof. For the chocolate paste, I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I just spread on a cling wrap and leave it in fridge to harden slightly. It works for me as well..

Try this recipe, if u are a chocolate lover, have kids at home, am sure it will be a great hit!

Super Soft Chocolate Bread (adapted from Bakingintotheether)
*halve recipe as full recipe yields 2x450g Dough*
188g Milk + Egg 
250g Bread Flour
30g Sugar
2g Salt
2g Yeast
30g Butter

Chocolate Paste : 25g Bitter Chocolate Chips, 10g Butter, 10g Bread Flour, 5g Cake Flour, 30g Water

1) Put liquid, then follow above sequence. Mix and knead for 30mins with BM. Leave to proof 1 hr.
2) Prepare chocolate paste. Melt chocolate chips n butter in microwave in 5sec intervals. Add in flour and water and mix well. Spread evenly to form a square on cling wrap, leave in fridge.
3) Once dough ready, punch out and roll into a big square, put chocolate paste in center and wrap like a parcel. Roll out again, cut into stripes and braid. Leave for 2nd proof around 1hr or til doubled.
4) Bake in oven for 30mins at 160deg.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wholemeal Ham & Cheese Loaf with a Twist

I baked the same loaf, using up all the ham at home as hubby mentioned it need to be eaten by 3 days. So here we go, Salad & Soup for dinner.. 

I replaced 100g of Bread Flour with Wholemeal Flour for a Wholemeal version. After slicing them, I took 3 slice, and anyhow hamtam a garlic spread - 3 garlic squashed and mixed with 2Tbsp Canola butter, 1/4tsp salt, 1/2tsp Thyme & Basil. Sprinkled some cheese and baked for 10mins to go with soup.

Hubby preferred this version than the previous one. So anyhow also can.. Lol~

Garlic Spread (for 3 slices of bread)
3 Garlic, squashed
2Tbsp Canola Butter
1/4tsp Salt
1/2tsp Basil
1/2tsp Thyme
Some grated cheese

1) Mix all except cheese. Spread on bread.
2) Sprinkle cheese on top and baked for 10mins at 160deg. Serve warm with soup.