Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Green Tea Milk Loaf

No bread at home but want to eat bread with the pork floss I bought so how? Have to take out my breadmaker and start making bread. Since it's freezing cold over here and I'm too lazy to shape and prove my bread, the easiest way is to let the breadmaker do everything. Yeah, I don't want to wash the extra pan nor turn on my oven!

I decided to play around with the recipe again and turned this milk loaf bread into Green Tea flavor. This is the recipe I used because I'm out of heavy cream and I really like milk loaf. I used 1 whole egg instead of 35g of egg, what am I going to use with the leftover half an egg huh? I also used 2% fresh milk instead of skim. In addition, I also added 1/2 tsp. green tea powder and 1 tsp. bread improver. Set my breadmaker to Basic, Light Crust and 1.5 lb. and have my bread ready in 2.5 hours.

Not bad at all. It's soft and fluffy with green tea flavor. My girls ate half of the bread while it's still warm so only got five pieces left for tomorrow breakfast. By the way, I find cutting the bread is a challenge, when do you supposed to cut the bread, when it's still warm or when it's cool down completely? The bread is so soft so I basically have to squeeze the bread to cut it with my serrated knife when it's still warm (the side crust is still a bit hard so I can grab hold on it). I'm afraid when it's all soft I will have no way to slice it. So, I sliced my bread when it's still warm and put them in an air-tight container. When and how do you normally slice your bread?

Hmmm...should have used the timer so that I can wake up with a fresh loaf of bread huh?


cocoa said...

So envy ler.. can make so nice looking bread. I bought a bread machine 2 months back and have been trying 3 times just a simple plain on white bread.. and none of them taste and looks good. some the crust is too hard, the bread is not soft and some taste like flour gezz.. wonder should i return the machine since still witin 90 days :(

Yee said... you make me want to bake some Isn't the breadmachine a wonderful thing? Your bread really does look fluffy and soft. Well done!

Indonesia Eats said...

I haven't made bread before, but as I know it will be easier if it's cool down

Ling's Passion said...

I cut out crust while the bread is still warm 'coz like you I also like the crispy crust. But as for the rest of the bread, I normally slice it after it has cool down completely. I find slicing while it is still warm a great challenge in getting the right thickness.

SIG said...

Wow that loaf of bread sure looks very good... like what you'll get at the shops. Good job.

daphne said...

wow. that's fluffy! Too bad i dont hv a bread mixer but I would love to wake up to fresh bread in the morning.

tigerfish said...

So where's the pork floss? :P

Nilmandra said...

I love the idea of waking up to fresh bread in the morning :D That is what's tempting me to get a breadmaker, hehe. Yours turned out beautifully, looks lovely and soft. You are supposed to cut your bread after it was cooled down. Warm bread is too soft to slice. At the bakery, they always tell us to choose cool loaves of bread if we want them to slice for us with the machine.

Chibog in Chief said...

happy new year to you!! wishing you the best & more delicious kitchen adventures for 2008!!

ps this tea flavor bread is an excellent idea!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

My bread machine is less than $40 at WalMart (now might be $43, might be on sales for $38, not sure). So, if yours is more expensive, why not just return to Target and buy the cheaper one at WalMart?

Yes Louisa. Yeah, it makes life easier and I get to make whatever bread/bun I crave! :)

Thanks Andaliman for letting me know. :)

Thanks Ling! I see, next time I will try slicing the bread when it's completely cool down. I haven't done it before.

Thanks D! :)

Thanks Daphne, that would be nice huh?

Hahaha Tigerfish, pork floss eaten with the bread the next day!

Thanks Nilmandra! Will do that the next time. I actually never attempted slicing the bread when it's cooled before. Now I know what to do... :)

Thanks Dhanggit. Best wishes for you in the new year too! :)

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me again! Just told my hubby to bring the bread machine up from the storage, where it was collecting dust!

Will attempt to bake a loaf of bread today ... I have been making regular white bread and sourdough ... haven't tried green tea ... sounds delicious!

ICook4Fun said...

That is a good looking loaf of bread. You can see is soft and light. I never attempt to make this kind of bread before. Do you have a recipe without using a bread machine?

bigfish_chin said...

Wow! Admiring you man!
I have only a Toaster at home~
Your loaf of bread looks really great!
So nice to Serve with Peanut-Butter and a cup of coffee!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Tricia,
Glad I inspired you to make bread. I love the green tea flavor in the bread, make it extra fragrant. :)

Hi Gert,
I think you can still use the same recipe to make the bread without the breadmaker. It's just like how to make the buns. Mix it into a dough using a food processor or hands and let it proof cover with cling wrap til double in size. Then, punch and knead a few times and shape them like in the link I provided (the recipe) and let it proof til double again before baking it in a preheated 350'F oven for 30-35mins. The crust is soften making it this way.

Thanks bigfish! I bought the breadmaker to make my life easier. Sure it's good to have on hands.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh Gert, just make sure you use the instant yeast, the one without have to add with water.

Christina Kim said... tea bread???Hahaha....innovative:p
Can make strawberry bread ar?:p

By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!:D

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thanks for the pointers. Will make this when the kitchen gets warmer. Is way too cold to make bread now :)

Edith said...

this looks so fluffy..... really want to sink my teeth into it.

Anonymous said...

Ooops! Forgot to tell you about cutting the bread. I normally let it cool a little before using a serrated knife.

I like to eat my bread hot right as soon as it's ready ... with butter ... Yummy!!!

Beachlover said...

wow!! your bread look so soft and good.,,I keep looking for macha powder but still no luck,maybe I'm in hurry all the time..I notice you use bread improvement...hmmm no wonder your bread look so nice...I need your kung fu..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Christy. Happy New Year to you too! :) Hmmm...not sure about strawberry bread, I don't think the flavor will shine through.

You're welcome Gert. BTW, do you know you can proof your bread in the oven? The oven temp. has to be the lowest, 170/180'F. It will proof the bread nicely and faster too. I used this method during winter.

Thanks E! :)

Thanks Tricia. I like my bread slightly warm too. :)

The green tea powder and bread improver I got from M'sia. So, when you go back, remember to shop at the two bakery shops in Taman Megah, P.J. I'm pretty sure you will shop like crazy in these two shops. Konnyaku powder & molds, pineapple tart mold lah...aiyo lots of stuff to buy.

Yee said...

Hi Little C,
Do you know the names of the 2 bakery shops you mentioned above? My bro-in-law is coming on a business trip and I might get my sis to get me some molds etc.. Thanks in adv. for the info!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Louisa,

Here's the addresses:
(1) Bake with Yen
6 Jalan SS24/13, Taman Megah.
(2)Chang Tung
26, Jalan SS24/13, Taman Megah.

Both on the same row but different end.

Yee said...

Little C,
Thank you so much!

Beachlover said...

Thanks for your information..I will look for it..I don't think I wanna to copy down the address. now.I will lost it b4 I even reach there! hahaha!!..I will come back to this post once I'm planning going there wt my mom.

Big Boys Oven said...

Such a lovely loaf of bread!

cocoa said...

I did it !! i did it...
A fresh loaf of milk bread from my home. Thank You for sharing this recipe...Guess i what need now it to try out the real milk loaf with heavy cream and your kaya recipe :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Louisa!

Beachlover, yes come back when you are settled in M'sia.

Thanks BBOven!

Yay!! Cocoa, see just need to use the right recipe. Remember for the kaya, you need to blend it smooth with a blender. Do try the one with the heavy cream, it's even softer and fluffier. ;)

Anonymous said...

Finally made this today! Came out really well! Couldn't taste the green tea though. Will add more next time.

My bread maker makes a minimum of a 2lb loaf. So, I doubled your recipe.

The serrated knife really helped with the cutting. I waited 5 minutes after it beeped and cut right into it!


Btw, instead of the 500g bread flour (since I doubled the recipe) I used 400g bread flour and 100g milk powder.

And I did the whole process on the bread machine.

Thanks for the insparations!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're so welcome Tricia, now go try the one with heavy cream, it's softer and fluffier. I like this recipe the best for bread machine bread. ;)