Tried and tasted by Nivedita
HOW ARE YOU? I KNOW I AM NOT ABLE TO POST HERE REGULARLY. HOPEFULLY I WILL BE BACK TO MY REGULAR BLOGGING SOON.
THERE ARE SOME TIMES WHERE YOU DON'T GET THE THINGS YOU WANT. AND ITS VERY COMMON WITH ME.. LIVING IN A SMALL CITY, I ALWAYS FACE THIS PROBLEM OF NOT GETTING FEW COMMON INGREDIENTS ALSO.
I WAS SEARCHING FOR INSTANT DRY YEAST FROM PAST 15 DAYS. I WAS NOT GETTING TIME TO GO TO THE CITY TO SEARCH FOR IT. AS THE LAST DATE OF EVENT IS COMING NEAR, I HAD TO RUSH TO THE MARKET(15 KM AWAY) TO GET THE DRY YEAST.
AND I WAS NOT AT ALL SURE ABOUT BAKING THE BREAD. I ALWAYS THOUGHT ITS ONLY THE BAKER'S JOB.
SO WITH LOT OF HESITATION, I STARTED THE PROCESS. THINKING THAT THE END PRODUCT WILL BE NOT COME OUT GOOD, I DID NOT BOTHER TO TAKE THE PHOTOS...
MY FIRST EVER BAKED WHITE BREAD WAS JUST PERFECT, EXACTLY OR MORE TASTIER THAN THE BAKERY PRODUCT(VERY PROUD TO SAY). IT WAS SOFT, SPONGY, WITH PERFECT TASTE OF LITTLE SWEET BREAD........ YUMMMMM. I COULD NOT STOP SEEING AT IT BEFORE I CLICKED THE PHOTOS. AND I COULD NOT WAIT TO HAVE A BITE WITH BUTTER ON IT AT NIGHT 10 o'CLOCK.
I CAN'T STOP WRITING ABOUT IT...
COMING TO THE RECIPE,
MY HUNT STARTED ON THE RECIPES IN BLOGGING WORLD. I ENDED UP WITH 3 RECIPES AND I CHOSE ONE FROM THEM, Its from Vaishali's Zestyflavors.
CLICK Gorgeous White Bread! for the original recipe.
I have followed the exact procedure only skipping the use of electric mixer.
Absolutely, I did not knead it....
AND TO BAKE I FOLLOWED THE METHOD FROM Suma Rowjee's Batter White Bread - One Easy Loaf!
READ IT IN HER OWN WORDS:
Once the dough doubles, gently deflate and transfer it to the greased loaf pan. You can oil your hands to pat the dough into shape. Cover with a greased aluminum foil and let rise again till double in volume. Its important to grease the foil or it will stick to the top of the risen dough. When you feel away the foil...aaagh!!! some part of the dough will come along with it. It happened to me..the torn loaf broke my heart :-) so I am telling you to learn from my mistake...
All purpose flour - 3cups(sieved and measured, this is from Suma's recipe)Warm Water - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1/3 Cup
Active Dry Yeast - 2.5 Tsp
Salt - 1/4 Tsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Warm Milk - 2 Tbsp
Method: 1. In a bowl, mix yeast and sugar in 1 Cup of Warm Water. Allow it to proof atleast 10 minutes. It will become frothy.2. Now add Oil, Warm Milk and Salt. Mix well. Keep it for few minutes.3. Take the flour in a big wide vessel. Add the yeast mix and start kneading it. Knead till you get soft dough.4. Place dough in a well oiled bowl. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until it is doubled, about 1 hour. I kept it for one hour.5. Take the dough and Punch it down. Knead for a few minutes and shape into loaf and place into well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pan. 6.Allow to rise for 45 more minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above.7.Bake at 175degree C for 35 minutes. 8. Once the bread is done, take it out from the pan. Brush some butter on the top (It gives a nice glaze) and let it cool on wire rack completely.
I can't wait for my kids to get up in the morning and have this bread for the breakfast :-)))))
Sending this to Shama's event
which is started by ME