Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Loaf Story

My love story, as many a time written and expressed here in words only decorous to me, is only one. However my loaf stories are aplenty to talk about. I am as I would like to think myself as, a good baker, not excellent but good enough to pull a few tricks here and there to make the baked goods look presentable if not pretty. I have baked quite a storm in my oven, ranging from cakes to pies to pastries, but nothing will satisfy me enough until I bake my own fluffy shop like bread. My attempts to making my own bread started before I baked cakes. I set my own standard as a woman and to me a wholesome woman should be able to pull out a homebaked bread from the oven to be served to the family every morning. Ini adalah influence daripada cerita Heidi bercampur Little House on The Prairie bersama Waltons. Ya, saya bayangkan diri saya memakai gown kembang bersama apron putih sambil membunyikan loceng triangle tu untuk memanggil suami yang bekerja keras dan anak2 yang bermain dengan lembu dan kuda untuk santapan pagi bersama keluarga.

My loaf affair isn't a bready tale. It can be categorized a a horror film, too disturbing to be shared in this space and time. The many loafs that didn't get to reach my table were not thrown away but were fed to the fish and crows at the nearby lake. There were times I could swear to you, I thought I saw the fish and the crows turned away from the pieces of my hard bread dispersed to them. errrrkkkk.

Amongst the many unsuccessful affairs, one loaf story shall be told with great delight and the recipe of this relationship shall be shared. This is a recipe for those who have never baked, who have little time and who like me dislike complicated steps and procedures to baking anything. This is something your husband can do, second only to boiling a pot of water. Super easy!

Hokkaido Milky Loaf
original recipe taken from Angie

1. 540gm Bread flour
2. 60gm cake flour
3. 10gm Instant yeast( I used 1 packet of mauripan yeast)
4. 30gm Milk Powder
5. 80gm sugar
6. 9gm salt
7. 1 large egg
8. 250gm fresh milk( I used Low fat Milk)
9. 150gm whipping cream.

The method is very straight forward. You need to put in your mixing bowl in the sequence of the number above. Put in the flour first, then the yeast and so on and so forth. Mix one after another and use the bread hook, like captain hook punya tangan tu, to start kneading the dough. it will be sticky at first but keep kneading until it forms an elastic ball. If you have a bread machine just set it to sweet bread function.

Knead until it forms into a ball and doesn't stick to the side of the bowl.

Once that's done, leave the dough in the mixing bowl and let it rise for an hour. After the dough has risen, place it on a lightly floured surface and give it a punch! Dushum! to deflate it. Divide into 6 balls and put them aside for 20 minutes.

After that, take each ball and roll out and do the folding method as seen in this link. and place the dough in a loaf tin. Wait for another 30 minutes till the dough has risen double its size and brush them with egg and milk wash. It is 2 tablespoon of milk and 1 egg yolk mixed together and brush the mixture on top of the dough.

Once ready bake at 180 degrees Celsius around 30 minutes or till golden brown.

The before and after. Wooohooooo I got bread, I got bread!

The verdict is supposed to be cottony soft and deliciously addictive. Mine turned out to be not so cottony soft. It is on the heavy dangdut side, which I love and the taste is similar to potato bread sold at Tesco and Carrefour tu. Nice. I had two loaves last night, now I only have crumbs stuck at the side of the pan. Siapa habiskan mama punya share ni!!!!!??????!!!!!!

Must make again.

Before the end of this Loaf Story, these were the last few slices.

14 treats:

Edi said...

kak wiz.. bessnyer... sy pun ade angan2 nak buat roti sendiri... hehe..

nak recipe pizza yg kak wiz buat masa gi rumah kak yani tu... crust dia lembut and sedap.. teringat!

M-O-M said...

love your loaves

Wiz said...

Edi, sure will share the recipe here nanti. Will also email you in a bit. Nak fetch my kids first k. That pizza dough tu pun sgt sng jugak, a one method one bowl recipe. Your time is precious, I like simple recipes with great results so the extra time can be spent with family enjoying the simple food you make for them kan.

Dian- It's easy and you have to try them!!!!

Edi said...

exactly kak wiz! appreciate it.
love u! nak balik dah :))

K.Nor said...

salam wiz.. nak roti sket :) lama betul tak meroti sejak puasa aritu :)

jasmin said...

Sungguh dasat. If we stay nearby, blh I order every other day. I can only drag myself to bake cookies and cakes. Rotis ni ibarat puncak Gunung Everest.

Wiz said...

Min, you have got to try this. InsyaAllah jadi and the method is pretty straighforward. Kalau kita duk dekat, tak yah nak order2, I bagi jer. U yg tk larat nk makan nanti.

KC said...


now let me first buy a breadmaker before my attempt to bake a loaf without one ends in disaster LOL!

Oven Gigs said...

kyang!! make these for the trip ok!!

jasmin said...

One of these days I order 1 loaf frm u. Sure best cicah mushroom soup. X nak try buat roti, cakes pun still merangkak.

Kedai Lalaland said...

Eeee...Looks simple! Yet x penah wat ponn~~

PatinPasta said...

Hola Kak Wiz dearie,
If you hesitate to bake breads, then I should probably be banned from baking any. Haha!

The bread looks gorgeous and the recipe looks simple but I don't have the machine la.. nor the BM. So how? Can I have a slice of yours then? :)

Ayu Safieza @ Humaira' said...

Congratulations Whiz......if u still remember me? I baru timbul la......:)

Wiz said...

KC- YOu don't need a BM, insyaAllah jadi. If you dont have the heavy duty mixer pun, just knead with your hand and it will still puff up nicely. TRY k.

Oven Giggs- Saya beli jer roti and make sandwhich.

Jasmin- One of these days you are going to make it. I dont take orders for roti! ;o)

Lalaland- Tak pernah buat so mesti try buat. Memang simple and you can skip part yang gulung2 tu pun jadi.

Aida- Ye la, resepi kak wiz ni Aida tak minat pun nak try, Mrajuk dah. Dont fwen YOU!

Ayu- Where have you been???!!!!!