Recently, I bought a recipe book from the make-shift newspaper stand near my work place. Flipping through the book whilst on my way home during the train ride, I already made up my mind to do the simpliest recipe - Carrot milk loaf. In fact, i did 2 loaves, yesterday and today. 1 failed and the other taste delicious! It always happen, the simpliest recipe always fail on me. This is the 1st bread that turns successful without using the breadmaker!
(Recipe adapted from Daniel Choong, Baked & Steamed Bun - 面包蒸烘味)
130g bread flour
70g cake flour
55g grated carrot (i used 35g as that's what I'm left after the 1st failed loaf)
40g sugar (original recipe uses 50g)
1 tsp salt
8g instant yeast
12g milk powder
80g grated carrot (totally omitted cos I've no more carrots left)
50g cold water
1) Put ingredients (A) into mixing bowl and stir well.
2) Add in ingredient (B) and beat to form elastic dough.
3) Remove dough from the mixing bowl and cover with a big bowl and leave to rest for 25mins.
4) Flatten the dough into long oval shape, roll like a swiss roll, and press lightly into greased loaf tin.
5) Rest for 15 mins or prove till double in size.
6) Brush some evaporated milk. Make a slit in the middle of the bun using a sharp knife. Pipe butter into the slit. Sprinkle some sugar and grated carrot on it. (I omitted this step)
7) Bake at 185 deg C in the middle of the over for 25-30 mins or till golden brown.
Don't you think this looks like a tortoise head?