Monday, June 09, 2008

Cocoa Loaf

Been wanting to try adding cocoa powder in my regular loaf to try and see how it will taste. So last evening, I tried it...and also, I added Bread Improver (Super Texture) + an egg into the dough mixture... this time, the bread was FANTASTICALLY SOFT & FLUFFY (even the day after)!!!

Am super satisfied with the end result this time... if you have a bread maker, do try out this recipe... ;)

Recipe
Ingredients
250ml Water
40gm Butter
1 Egg
1tsp Salt
2tbsp sugar
225gm Bread Flour
225gm Plain Flour
3tsp Cocoa Powder
2tbsp Milk Powder
1tsp Bread Improver
1.5tsp Fast Acting Yeast

Method of Preparation
1) Sieve Bread Flour, Plain Flour, Cocoa Powder, Milk Powder & Bread Improver together and mix well.
2) Add the ingredients in sequence as stated above into the bread maker.
3) Select White Bread and select the desired crustBake :)

13 comments:

LZmommy said...

Thanks for telling me that I can get the bread maker at Tangs :) I must go during this weekend. Can't wait to try it out your recipes :)

Mama Bliss said...

No worries dear... :) hope you could get the bread maker... am sure you are super anxious to try baking your very first loaf of bread!!! hehehe

ian in boston said...

Hi Pauline,

my milk loaf is always not soft and fluffy, as in they are quite hard and dense, though taste good. Do you think i should add the egg and bread improver thingy? how does your milk loaf turn out most times?

thks for advice!

alice

mamabliss said...

Hi Alice, yes, my regular loaf usually turns out dense too and like what you've said, it's tasty though it turns hard after a day... we usually have to warm it up in the microwave the next morning to make the bread soft again...

however, this time the recipe I've modified it by adding an egg and a tsp of bread improver... the difference was rather significant even right after the baking process completed. The bread was very soft and fluffy and this morning we ate it without having to warm it up at all it's still soft....

You might want to try this recipe I've shared here without the cocoa powder if you just want a regular white loaf....

do share with me how your result is if you try this recipe with your bread maker... :)

ian in boston said...

Thks so much Pauline! What brand of bread improver should i get please, sorry i am totally amaturish at this. And the egg, do i need to beat it or add it whole?

thks so much and sorry for the trouble!

ian in boston said...

One more question pls. Is fast acting yeast the same as instant yeast as in the one used in regular loaf? If not, what is the brand to get please?

alice

mamabliss said...

Hi Alice, no worries... I got the bread improver from Phoon Huat, I think it's Phoon Huat's house brand... I added the whole egg without beating it...as for the yeast, yes you are right, instant yeast and fast acting yeast are the same :)

ian in boston said...

Thks Pauline! Where do i get it, is it available from NTUC supermart? And "fold it in" means you dont stir right? Thks and paisay for the endless question, but it looks so yummy i really would like to try!

Mama Bliss said...

Hi Alice, Phoon Huat is a place where they specialise in baking wares and ingredients... here's a list of their locations http://www.phoonhuat.com/sto_loc.htm find the one nearest to you and try to get your baking needs from there... ;)

as for folding in, it's the same as blending in...just don't stir too vigorously...

hope that helps...

Anonymous said...

Hi,

chek with you, which option dod you choose for the bake loaf ? 500kg/1kg ? Thanks

Im trying to bake bigger loaf. experimenting.

Mico

mamabliss said...

Hi Mico, my bread maker doesn't have a selection on the size of loaf... but for this loaf it should be less than 1kg.

Let me know the outcome of your experiment ya :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I've tried baking the bread, it turned out very very satisfying. i've added the bread improver, today is second day, it is still soft. Thanks for sharing the recipe :))

i use 750g bread loaf option (Kenwood breadmaker), it is a big loaf, so i never change the amount of ingredients.

Mico

mamabliss said...

Hi Mico, WOW!!! I'm so glad that your bread turned out well... :) and thanks for sharing your experience on making this bread *smile*