Thursday, July 14, 2011

Milky Squash Bread with Walnut 南瓜牛奶核桃麵包

Baking is like magic. You can turn the basic ingredients into something totally different. It's so amazing to see the finish product! My previous breads were all hand made. I found out that we can use a food processor to make the dough which saves a lot of time and energy. ^_^

Mashed Squash-125g
Instant Yeast-3g

1. Prepare a food processor put flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Blend them for 5 seconds.

2. Add mashed squash and continue to blend. Pour small amounts at a time. ( Do it 2-3 times, don't pour it all at once. Flour needs time to absorb.)

3. Slowly add milk little by little.
4. Continue to blend them until you can make a thin layer when you stretch the dough.

5.  Get ready for fermenting. Make the dough a round shape. Prepare a container and put it in there. Spray some water on the surface of the dough. Use a cling wrap and rubber band to seal it.

6. Place it in the microwave with a cup of HOT water. Close the microwave. Let it ferment for 60 mins. If the water gets cold, replace with a hot one.

7. Use one finger to poke the center of the dough. If the dough doesn't bonce back, it means it's done. If it bonces back, let it continue to ferment for another 10 mins. and test again with your finger.

8. Spray some flour on the counter. Place the dough on top and press it to let the air out.

9. Bake walnuts at 325F for 6 mins. Chop them into small pieces.

10. Add chopped walnuts into the dough. (Fold the dough from one end to the other and press it. Continue to do it until they are evenly spread.
11. Separate them into little balls. (Use a weight to make sure they are the same size)

10.Place the little dough on a cake baking tray. (Remember to brush a layer of butter on the tray to prevent the bread from sticking.)

11. Put them into the oven or microwave with the door closed to ferment for another 60 mins.

12. 10 mins before the fermenting is done, take them out. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.

13. Brush one layer of mixed egg on top of the bread.

14. Bake them at F350 for 15-20 mins or until they turn golden colour.
15. Take them out. When they are cool, use a bread knife to cut them into pieces.

16. Serve.

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