This is what I have been doing recently…bread baking. Easy, cost-saving, healthy (to certain extent) and it brings sense of great accomplishment! Its a SKG bread maker I am using, it comes with all the basic functions needed to make homebaked bread. The following is a great recipe I have repeatedly used to make my favourite raisins, cranberries & sesame bread.
If you don’t read Chinese, it reads:
High protein flour (425g), instant yeast (5g), castor sugar (43g, i put only half), salt (7g), soy milk (290g, i am using v-soy), corn oil (26g) & black sesame (20g), cranberries & raisins (1 cup each)
Steps for baking:
- Pour liquids (soy milk & oil) into the bread pan
- Place high protein flour on top of the liquids
- Dig hole and put sugar, salt & yeast at three different corners.
- Set SKG bread maker to function 1. basic 主食面包 (3 hrs), weight at 1kg, colour setting medium – start
- When machine stop and rest for the first time, pour in sesame, raisins & cranberries
- Wait for another 2+ hrs and enjoy ur fresh baked 🍞
I have been trying with different recipes that I have got from the internet, the basics are the same, PM me if you want to know the details. Sharing here the recipes and bread that i have successfully baked =)
2nd attempt in Mar 2017…smell soooo good 😊
Chocolate bread with high protein flour (250g), unsalted butter (40g), sugar (40g, i use half), salt (3g), cocoa powder (30g), chocolate chip (40g), milk or water (180g, i use dutch lady low-fat milk), instant yeast (3g) – set the weight at 500g
Sweet corn bread: high protein flour (280g), unsalted butter (20g), sugar (15g), salt (4g), milk or water (110ml), drained corn kernel (80g), sweet corn paste (80g), instant yeast (3g) – set the weight at 500g
The above banana cake i baked has a very good smell of banana, but it doesn’t taste like banana bread?! you may want to add in MORE banana. Recipe: high protein flour (250g), unsalted butter (30g), sugar (30g), salt (4g), milk or water (120ml), banana (80g), instant yeast (3g) – set weight at 500g
This Cinnabon-taste bread is my latest creation. Recipe: high protein flour (250g), salt (4g), sugar (20g), unsalted butter (30g), milk or water (180ml), instant coffee powder (10g), instant yeast (3g), for the filling: cinnamon powder (4g), sugar (30g) and chocolate chips (50g). Set the weight at 500g. You will need to remove the dough from the bread maker before it completes the fermentation process, roll the dough into a 12cm x 40cm rectangular shape and sprinkle the pre-mixed cinnamon powder & sugar and chocolate chips onto the dough. Roll in into shape before you put it back for further fermentation and baking.
Practice make perfect…enjoy the bread making fun!