Monday, January 31, 2011

My First BREAD experience - Hotdog Bun!

I love bread, and I am a BREAD ADDICT. In USA, the bread are always free flow in restaurant and I always stuff myself FULL with bread before the main course come and in the end I always cannot finish the main course! In Sg, I spend ALOT of $$$ in Breadtalk for Hotdog buns. And I have always wanted to bake BREAD!

So I have been researching Bread like for the longest time. I read books, researched online and watched Youtube. It seems so easy but I know it is NOT because I didn't know how the dough feel and look like. So how to start and when to stop!? But seriously the ingredients are so simple, and even if I fail, I will only be wasting TIME and EFFORT right? There are ALOT of recipes and instruction out there; I chose; Sausage Cheese Rolls with Hand Knead Instruction. I think her recipes are very straightforward and especially helpful with the step by step pictorial!

So Let's try!
I had a hard time doing the dough, maybe the milk and egg is COLD! So I kneaded for like almost 1hr! But like alot of bloggers had say; PERSEVERE!
Sausage Cheese Rolls
Make 12 rolls
300 g Bread Flour
5 g Instant dried yeast
10 g Sugar
6 g Salt
30 g Unsalted butter (soft)
220-230 g One egg plus whole milk
12 pieces Sausage
6 slices Processed cheese slices individually wrapped in plastic (cut into half)
One egg plus 2 tsp of water for glazing
I did but I didn't know whether the texture was the right texture to stop and let into the microwave for proofing.
Anyway I goof my way into this step!
But they Poof up HUGE and I have to remove a few for the 2nd tray!
The changing of tray 'spoil' the second batch!
But that is experience, next time I would know better ...
Credit : Pook @ Daydelicious
  • Put the flour, the sugar and yeast in a bowl, whisk to combine, add and salt whisk again. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the bowl.
  • Use large spoon (or pastry scraper) to mix everything together, and knead briefly to bring all the ingredients together.
  • Take the dough out of the bowl and knead, you will see the dough will be elastic after about 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter and knead by using the heel of your hands to compress and push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself. Give the dough a little turn and repeat. Put the weight of your body into the motion and get into a rhythm. Keep folding over and compressing the dough. Knead for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny, almost satiny.
  • Or you can also try stretching part of the dough, if it can stretch into a thin sheet without breaking, you've kneaded enough.
  • Put the dough into a light buttered bowl. Let the dough rise in a warm place until double in size (can be 1 hour or 1 hour and a half check often depend on the temperature).
  • Take the dough out of the bowl, deflate by touch it lightly.
  • Cut the dough into 12 pieces, roll into a ball and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  • Using a rolling pin to roll the dough into an oval shape, place the sausage in the middle, cut both side of the dough into strips, and place half of the cheese slice over the sausage. Fold the strips alternating the left and right over the sausage.
  • Place the dough on the oven sheet, lined with non stick baking paper (the cheese will melt while baking and some will leak). Preheat the oven to 200°C. Let the dough rise until almost double in size, brush with egg wash. Bake for 8 minutes then reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for 5 minutes more or until the rolls are golden brown.

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