Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chocolate Bread Loaf


 I rely on the Tesco bread maker for my bread making. I’m kind of lazy to spend time in making buns, so I only make bread loaf most of the time. I have failed many times though. The dough prepared in bread maker does not raise perfectly. It happened to this chocolate bread dough as well. When the bread maker beeping to trigger the dough is done, the dough size did not doubled. I sensed something was not right and felt very disappointed. It was almost 10pm, nothing much I could do. So, I got an idea. I covered up the bread loaf pan with cling wrap and I left the dough in bread maker for over-night.

The next morning at 5am, after feeding my baby, I ran down stair to check the dough. Aha…it raised. Then, I just removed the cling wrap, and let the bread maker proceeded with the baking process while I continued my sleep. When I woke up, the bread loaf was done and cooled. Here it is, my ugly looking bread. It's rough, but not hard, still edible.

Chocolate Bread Loaf

Ingredients:
200ml fresh milk (chocolate flavored)
330gm of bread flour
1.5 tsp of yeast
25gm butter
4 tbsp of fine sugar
1/2 tsp of salt

Steps:
1. Put all the ingredients into bread maker follow the sequence of liquid, semi liquid, and dry ingredients.
2. Select "dough" program.
3. When the dough is ready, proceed for baking. Remark: I continue to let it proof for another 8 hours as the dough has not doubled in size.

8 comments:

Priya said...

Would love to enjoy a loaf of this fabulous bread drizzled with honey,yumm..

noobcook said...

it doesn't look ugly at all, if I can make like that I'll be very happy :D

kitchen flavours said...

Hi, your bread looks fluffy!
Usually, with the setting on "dough", at the beep when it is ready, the machine would have "punch down" the risen dough before the beep, that is when you would have to remove it after the beep and let it rise one more time in a greased bowl, or just as you did, in the breadmachine until it has doubled in size again, and proceed with the shaping and baking. Unless, you set it to Basic Normal, then it would do the mixing, kneading, rising and baking. My machine works like that, hope this helps, as I think that you did not fail, only maybe need to get to "know your machine". Have a lovely day!

daphne said...

awww. How are you enjoying motherhood?

I think this bread looks great- it's home cooking to the best! I do the same with my bread machine as well.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Making bread with bread maker is a lot less hassle than with a mixer, at least you don't need to wait for each stage and let it finish its course on its own... perfect for that busy new mommy :)

tigerfish said...

I don't think it looks ugly...give some to me! :p

Mei Teng said...

I enjoy choc flavoured bread. Tasty.

Merry Christmas! :)

Beastie said...

looks great - I have a recipe when I mix all ingredients by hand (5 minutes), put in on a warm place for an hour (double dize), make 3 parts rolled and comes the spinning. Put it in a form, let rize again for 30 minutes, glaze with beaten egg, than bake for half an hour . Your process is more simple :)

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