I don't really know what's wrong with me lately. I just felt lazy and low spirited ... and I am actually tired and sick with myself for being hit with this SYNDROME. All I want to do, the whole day long...if only it's possible... is just to be infront of the laptop without having to worry about anything and everything.... and I expect the food to be on the table during the meal hours, clothes washed, hanged, folded and ironed, house in order and so on so forth......boleh eh gitu??... Snap out of it mama... do you think you're in heaven!!!!! You've got to do a lot more to book a place in there!
Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku, Kau ampunilah segala dosa-dosaku dan tempatkanlah aku di kalangan orang yang beriman agar aku dapat merasai nikmat syurga mu.... amin....
Actually I have stories to write but since time is not on my side and plus, I can't wait to share with all of you, my latest experiment (just this evening), I'll leave the mak nenek stories for later....maybe....
There is a story behind this experiment actually, but that will have to wait until I post the entry about that particular recipe ya. The recipe for this Sandwich Loaf came from one of my Bread Books. This time it's not Chef Alex Goh's book. Let's give Chef Alex a break... hahaha.... It's an excellent recipe. The bread tasted lovely and the texture is so soft and yummy. Thank you to Chef Khoo See Yew and sorry for modifying your recipe to give it a more colorful look. The original recipe is just for plain Sandwich Loaf but being MamaFaMi who loves colors, I just can't resist to put a pinch of colors in my bread... hahaa... funny thing is, I don't put colors on my face. Believe it or not, I don't use makeups. Not even lipstick. All that'll be on my face is just powder and I like baby talcums!
Enough said, let's move on to the recipe..... enjoy! The following recipe will be my version and this time I used my Empress bread maker to prepare the dough.
COLORFUL SANDWICH LOAF
Adapted from Chef Khoo See Yew
200 g cold water
300 g flour
25 g castor sugar
5 g instant yeast
5 g salt
2.5 g bread improver
10 g milk powder
20 g butter
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
green food coloring
1. Pour the cold water into your bread maker pan.
2. Gently add in the flour to cover the liquid.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients except butter.
4. Press the setting to BASIC DOUGH setting.
5. Once the dough is well incorporated, add in the butter and let the bread maker continue kneading.
6. When a smooth, soft and elastic dough is formed (I didn't wait for it to finish it's cycle), remove it from the pan. Leave to prove for about 30 minutes.
7. Divide to 3 portions and color each portion with the food coloring.
8. Place 1 colored dough back in the pan and press the QUICK DOUGH setting. The bread maker will do the color mixing for you. Once done, remove the dough from the pan and repeat the same process with the other 2 portions.
9. Rolled thin, each colored dough then stack them on top of each other.
10. Roll the dough like the swiss roll and place the rolled dough into the baking tin.
12. Leave to prove till double the size.
13. Sprinkle some water on top of the dough and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 35 to 40 minutes.