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Soft Sweet Bread Recipe September 28, 2014

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Baking, Recipe.
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I think I found the best soft sweet bread recipe! I adapted it from this recipe. I made a mistake with that recipe and made some changes and came up with this bread recipe. So far it has yield soft fluffy buns which stays soft the next day! I’ve used it for loaves and sausage/tuna buns.

Mixing is done with a breadmaker. If you do not have a breadmaker, you can refer to this link on how dough can be hand kneaded.

sausagebuns
Sausage rolls baked with Oven

Ingredients – added in this order into breadmaker
200 grams milk mixed with 3 tablepoons of milk powder
1 egg
340 grams bread flour (sieved)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1. 5 teaspoon instant yeast
30 gm softened unsalted butter (added only after 1st cycle)

– After adding in the flour, place sugar and salt on opposite corners.
– Make a dent in the middle of the flour for yeast.

tunabuns
Tuna buns.

Sweet Bread Autocycle is used (approximately 3 hours 45 minutes) In this cycle, dough is kneaded 4 times, proofed and baked. If baked with oven, temperature is set at 165°C and baked for 25-30mins depending on your oven. Or until the crust is brown enough for you. You can glaze with egg or milk.

After putting all ingredients except butter into the breadmaker, start dough cycle. After first round of kneading, the machine will stop. At this point, put in the softened butter next to the dough. The dough cycles will continue. At the last dough cycle, you can choose to add into raisins/cranberries etc.

cranberrybread
Cranberry loaf baked with breadmaker
When the dough cycles are complete, the breadmaker will start to proof the dough. At this point, you can either choose to leave it in the breadmaker and let it bake into a loaf. I find that dough proofs (ie, softer & fluffier) better outside a breadmaker so I usually take it out, let it proof and bake it in the oven. 😀
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Cheese cubes, raisins, cranberries wholemeal loaf!

You can also add fillings and make sausage/tuna buns. To know how the shape buns, just search on YouTube, there are plenty of tutorials to help you. That’s how I learnt too! If you like wholemeal bread, you can replace 30 grams of the bread flour with wholemeal flour. 😀 Let me know if this recipe works for you!

raisinbread
Free form raisin loaf baked with oven cut into thick fluffy slices.

Banana Almond Bread (Breadmaker recipe) June 1, 2014

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Baking, Cooking, Recipe.
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Recently, I bought a really cheap breadmaker online for only S$80 and since then, I’ve baked 3 loaves with it. First one was a basic white bread. Second one was a whole meal bread. And I just baked the latest one! It was an experimental bake and turned out really yummy! So, let me present to you, my BANANA ALMOND BREAD!

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I decided to write down the recipe because I’ll definitely make it again. So I’m sharing the recipe with you too!

Banana Almond Bread (Breadmaker Recipe)

Ingredients

2 cups self raising flour (sieved) 

1/2 cup sugar 

3 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon of salt (if using salted butter, omit the salt) 

3/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence 

2 eggs 

2 bananas cut up 

1/4 cup of chopped almonds (I used raw almonds but roasted will be ok too I suppose)  

Method

Put all the ingredients into the bread maker. 

Select dough function and let the machine mix the ingredients for around 5 to 7 mins. 

* I removed the paddle before baking. It can be a little messy. 😛 but it’ll prevent the loaf from having a big hole at the bottom.

Switch to bake function and bake on medium for 40mins. Switch to dark for 15mins or until top looks browned. 

Let it cool before cutting.

That’s it! Let me know if you try the recipe!

Easy Baking: Soft baked Chocolate Chip with Oats Cookies September 11, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Baking, Blog, Recipe.
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I’ve been trying to bake the best chocolate chip cookies for a few years now (“best” as in the way I like my cookies to be :P). I think I may finally have got it today. 😀

I adjusted a recipe I had copied down from somewhere (I forgot where) to make it less sweet and less buttery. The cookies from this recipe yields soft-baked cookies (not crispy) ones as I prefer soft chewy cookies. This recipe contains oats, so if you do not like oats in your cookies, sorry. 😛

Easy Baking: Soft baked Chocolate Chip with Oats Cookies

Preparation time: approx 15 minutes

Baking time: approx 10 minutes (per batch in oven)

Yields: approx 30 cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup of unpacked sugar (brown gives more flavour I think, but white is fine too)

2/3 cup of butter, softened at room temperature

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

2 cups of quick cooking oats

1 1/2 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 of teaspoon of salt

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method

1. Pre heat your oven at 175 degree Celsius.

2.  With an electric mixer, mix the softened butter with sugar until well blended.

3. Add vanilla essence and egg to the mix and mix till light and fluffy.

4. Add in oats, flour, baking soda and salt. (sift in the flour together with baking soda and salt) and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula.

5. Add chocolate chips and mix till even.

6. Make a ball of cookie dough (about a spoonful). Place the ball of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. Pat it down to smooth it.

7. Bake cookies at 175 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Let cookies cool on rack before storing away.

I can bake up to 12 cookies at one go as these cookies do not spread out when baked. If you like chewier and sweeter, I guess you can add more sugar but I wouldn’t recommend it. The original recipe used 1 1/2 cups of sugar! I only used 1/2. 😀 If you like more butter taste, you can add up to 1 cup of butter.

Now I shall go eat my cookies. ONOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM!