Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Potato Bread/ Straight Dough Method - Bread # 15 (End)

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This bread making is special as I knead it with machine. Yeah! I have a new kitchen toy, electric mixer. Now bread making comes into handy as no more hand kneading. This electric mixer is really helpful especially during my arriving of 3rd baby. Thanks to my hubby for the lovely gift.
  
Since I have the new companion, I bake this potato bread which consider big portion of flour. The potato really gave soft and fluffy texture buns although with simple straight mixing method. My family like it!

Adapted from Alex Goh, The world of bread cookbook
Ingredients: yields about 1.1kg dough
(A)
600g bread flour
70g sugar
1½ tsp salt
4 tsp yeast

(B)
1 egg
250ml water

(C )
120g mashed potato
60g margarine/ butter

(D) Topping
2 tbsp custard powder
½ tbsp flour
1 tbsp water
* Mix to form paste

Methods:

1. Put all ingredients (A) into a bowl and stir to mix. Add (B) and knead to form dough.

2. Add (C) and continue kneading to form smooth and elastic dough. Cover and let it prove for 1 hour.

3. Transfer to working surface. Slightly knead to remove air bubble. Divide the dough into 40g portions. Shape into balls and put inside a greased baking pan. Leave to prove for 45 minutes.

4. Brush with egg wash and pipe the custard to make a cross on top. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes.



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This will be my last post for the bread series. I hope you all enjoy the recipe as much as I enjoy the baking. I will off for holiday the next two weeks. I will visit my mum in Penang and my sister in Singapore. This is the best time to bring my sons for an outing especially visiting Singapore before the baby is coming. Few more months later I will be very busy… I guess that will be a long break for my blog.

Here I like to wish all parents and students
Happy School Holidays!
See you all in two more weeks!





7 comments:

  1. hi Vivian,
    Ive been enjoying your postings, especially lately - all the yummy bread! :)
    Been wanting to try potato bread - thks for sharing! :)
    Enjoy your holiday (GSS in Singapore starting soon! *grin*)
    Oh you're expecting your no.3? congrats! yeah, i have 2 kids and its good enuf to make my hair curls, cant imagine how busy u will be after no.3 coming - but indeed it's so enjoyable being a mummy, isn't it :)
    Happy school holiday to u too - awaiting for u to come back with more yummy postings! :)

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  2. Wow I haven't been able to blog hop recently and I see that I've 15 bread posts from you to catch up on! And all your breads look really delicious :)

    Have a great holiday!

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  3. Look so nice! Must be very Yummy!

    Papacheong
    http://home-cook-dishes-for-family.blogspot.com/

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  4. hi, i just came back from my holidays. You have fun and take care, ya!

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  5. Hi, I am using noxxa bread maker fr amwAy, tried this recipe ! Very unlucky the it not successful Coz the bread too harder! :(
    The ingredient c when put in bread maker? Or put fr beginning? I use 8 to knead correct? Half an hr?

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  6. I own my breadmaker quite sometimes ago...that is about 8 years ago. Therefore I have no idea how is today bread maker function.
    There are many reasons cause hard texture bread. Most likely the bread (2nd proving)not rise double in size. Might due to yeast not function well, the dough not knead into elastic stage..etc.
    I put in the ingredients C together with the butter, once the main dough form into dough.
    This is a big portion of bread dough(600g!). Do try on smaller portion(about 250g) for easy handling.Hope this will help. Happy baking!

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  7. Hi Vivian, tq for ur advise! Now I realize that I using cold water instead of water, which diff from u! Coz I follow Alex goh recipe! Will follow ur recipe and try again this weekend, hope this new bakery attempt which is me success la! Haha! Thanks again vivian and ur yummy bakery bread sharing! Will try to bake later....:)

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