Search This Blog

Thursday, August 27, 2009

English Bread

To cook or not to cook? That depends...
.... if I am in the mood, I'll prepare this and that, until hubby would ask, who's gonna eat all these?
.... But if I am not in the mood, I really had to squeeze this tiny brain of mine, to come out with the menu, which normally will end up with... let's eat out!

I would prefer if my family request their menu. It's much easier that way, saves me a lot of energy to think! Hihihi... The only thing I have to do then is just to look up for the recipe and prepare the dishes, which I don't really mind! It's always the thinking that makes me tired!

The first Ramadhan, we had our Iftar in Malacca, at my hubby's cousin's place.
Second Iftar at the restaurant infront of our house because we reached home from Malacca just on time for Iftar.
Third Iftar, kids had asked for their mom's 'tipu-tipu' sushi and for hubby, I prepared plain sambal, kobis masak lemak and fried chicken.
Fourth Iftar, kids wanted fried sausages, scrambled eggs, Hash brown and bread. But since my bread wasn't ready, so it wasn't served that day... For the parents, fried rice and mee basah... which were then joined in by the kids as well....
Fifth Iftar.....bought Mutton Briyani, Chicken Briyani, for hubby, me and Syahmi. Fatin wanted egg noodle soup...bought from PaRam (Pasar Ramadhan).
Sixth Iftar... we'll soon to find out.... hahaha....
No photos taken as mama is not in much mood to do so....

Recipe for this entry will be the bread that was supposed to be served during Fourth Iftar. I was bloghopping when I landed at Noreen's Blog . Can't help drooling over her lovely bread photos that I just have to pick at least one to try and decided on the English Bread, with a slight improvisation. I added colors to the dough. Thank you Noreen and Happy Home Baking for the recipe.

For the recipe.....

Source : Happy Home Baking

Ingredients :

300g bread flour (I used multipurpose flour)
1 teaspoon instant dried yeast (I used mauripan)
1 tablespoon castor sugar
1 teaspoon salt
30 ml (2 tablespoons) fresh milk
180 ml lukewarm water
10g butter (I used margarine)

extra margarine for glazing

Method : (using a breadmaker)

1. Pour the water and fresh milk into the bread maker pan.
2. Add in flour and all the other ingredients except butter/margarine.
3. Press the setting to Basic Dough and let the Bread Maker does it's job. After 5 minutes, add in butter and let the Bread Maker continue processing for another approximately 1 1/2 hour.
4. Punch down the dough to let the air out.
5. Divide dough into three portions and add color to each portion.
6. Roll the dough into long shapes, then plait them together.
7. Place the plait into a loaf pan greased and floured. Let it rise double the size.
8. Bake till golden brown.
9. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of butter to give it a shiny look.
10. When it's cool enough, slice and enjoy!


  1. ala...gitau jer kat ur hubby tat Queen sentiasa ada to finish all the fuds.

    hanya nak ulur or not jerk! ngeh3x

  2. Hello MamaFami, I guess all mothers, wives go thru the same routine 'to copk or not to cook' daily.
    That includes my isteri.
    So? She too suggest, "lets eat out".

    But saya ni, I eat to live, not live to eat. Apa pun very often its Instant noodles, tarok towgay, add 5 fish balls, throw in 5 tiger prawns, itu la dia, ha ha.

    I must have towgay in my noodles, that includes spaggetti, even pasta, ha ha.
    Of course my isteri thinks I'm bonkers as siapa la makan ni tarok towgay? Ha ha.

    But we lucky as 5 minutes walk from our place ada a Malaysian restaurant, owner Indian fellow from Klang. His mee rebus boleh kasi enam points, ha ha.

    And a mile away a 'Banana Leaf' takeaway....the owner an Indian man who worked in Singapore before, got the idea, so started this makan here. Very popular too.
    And? He speaks Malay too.
    So when I go there, once every dua minggu, I tell him, "suma pun tarok", ha ha.

    Here's wishing you and family, selamat menjalankan ibadah puasa dengan penuh tabah, dan kesyukuran.
    Best regards, Lee.

  3. Huhuhu.. naper ekk sumer gambo makanan yang mama buat nampak sedap.. adakah mata seri..adakah perut seri..adakah..adakah.. huwaaa lapaaaaaa

  4. "the thinking makes me tired" hehe... tu yang family kasik latihan minda tu...! hehe :)

  5. salam mama,

    selamat berpuasa juga buat mama dan keluarga..hhmmm si yana puasa tak?

    roti mu cantik dan mengoda...takut batal posa.Happy baking ma.

  6. saya banyak import gambr2 from mama's blog sbg bahan ngjr.saya ngjr kemhirn hidup ert a9ekonomi rmh tangga) silibus skrg tak mcm dulu-mcm2 bdk belajar, bab tukang sikit, paip, elektrik, msk dll. jadi banyk bidang diorg tau, tapi tak mendalam.jadi tak hairanla kalau bebudak pompuan tak pandai msk sebab bab masakan tak boleh nak ajar detail, nanti tak sempat habis silibus.jadi satu cara utk dedahkn dan timbul minat memasak-saya banyak tunjuk gambr2 masakn esp from mama's blog,ambik gmbr+video masa diorg amali msk so nanti kita boleh kesan kesalahan yg berlaku.
    saya sendiri pun bukannya pandai sgt msk, masih lagi belajar - and thnx to mama!

  7. apasai la sy x rajin cam mama kan?selalu sy masak menda yg sama je :(

  8. ari2 kita msk kt PARAM...hahhahaha....

  9. This is a very cute and colorful bread...

  10. Ha Ha Ha...tak sah kalau roti mama ni tak dibagi kaler ye...

    Ma, Rinn ni kalau diorang request suruh masak lagi Rinn pening. Bukan apa, selalunya yg diorang req tu tak de bahan2nya !!! Malaslah nak pulas steering pi carik benda2 tu... Senangnya, masak aje...nak makan sila. Tak nak makan cariklah sendiri benda yg nak makan...hiiiii kejamnya mak yg sorang ni !!!

    Tapi selalunya, Rinn will go fevret menu laaaa.....

  11. salam ramadan mamafami...dah siap dah semua baju and bling bling for raya cookies and menus lain tak payah tanya ler kan sebab mesti Mamafani dah ready listnya awal awal kan?

  12. salam ramadhan juga buat mama...
    cantiknyer roti...terliur terliur...gulppp...


Please feel free to drop a comment or two... much appreciated... thank you!