Ok, so the first attempt in bread-making failed.......*sigh*. No worries, today Hubby said he will do it together with me, as he also wanted to refresh his bread-making skills that he mastered 8 -9 years ago, when he used to work in the hotel industry......hehe, so I have a 'sifu' here to guide me today.
I prepared all the required ingredients and so we start.
330gm high protein flour
30gm caster sugar
½ tsp salt
1½ tsp instant yeast
190ml fresh milk (chilled)
- Combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast together in a mixer. Give it a mix before adding in chilled milk. Beat for 3-5 mins or till dough is formed. Adding in milk gives bread a better flavour and softer texture.
- Leave the dough in a big bowl and covered with damp cloth. Leave it in warm place, let it rise till double its size for about 40 minutes. (I left mine for about 2 hours as we went out for breakfast with the kids, did a little household shopping at City Mall, hehe J)
- Shape dough into a big ball. Rest for 10 mins before dividing the dough into 3 smaller balls of equal size. Flatten each piece and roll up tightly like a Swiss roll. Tuck in the sides underneath to give it a neater look. Place it in a lightly greased 11cm x 11cm x 22cm loaf tin.
- Uncover, let it proof for the last time for about 45 mins or till it reaches more than half of the tin, then cover it. Bake in a preheated oven at 210~C for about 30-35 mins. Tap on the underside, the loaves should sound hollow. Remove it from the loaf tin and let it cool well on the wire rack. (Note: Always allow the bread to cool completely before slicing them)