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
600g bread flour
1½ tsp salt
4 tsp yeast
120g mashed potato
60g margarine/ butter
2 tbsp custard powder
½ tbsp flour
1 tbsp water
* Mix to form paste
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.
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!