Just bought Chef Alex Goh's new book "Magic Bread" at Kino (members get 20% off this month..) - he introduces gelatinized dough which he mentioned is first introduced by Japanese chefs. This type of bread making technique, makes the bread soft and springy which is well-liked by Asians. Also he excluded the use of any additives such as bread improvers etc.. in his new book..
I made the basic dough and followed half the dough recipe with his 'Butter Sugar Bread' and the remaining half of the dough, i thought i made something savory, so i added cheese instead. Of course my daughter prefers the sweet version. The bread is indeed soft and springy. I just tried it fresh out of the oven, so i don't know if it would still be soft the next day..(gotta wait and see)..
[The Next Day] : Bread still very soft without the use of any bread improver etc or the need to heat up!! I'm liking this method of bread making already! :)
Basic Sweet Dough Recipe (taken from Magic Bread by Alex Goh)
A) 100g Bread Flour 70g boiling water
B) 300g bread flour 100g plain flour 80g sugar 6g salt 20g milk powder 9g yeast
c) 175g cold water 60g cold eggs
D) 60g butter
1) Add boiling water from A into flour, mix until well blended to form a dough. Cover and set aside to cool. Keep it into fridge for at least 12 hrs. 2) Mix B until well blended. Add in C and knead to form rough dough. Add in A and knead till well-blended. 3) Add in D and knead to form elastic dough 4) Let it proof for 40mins. 5) Divide the dough into required weight and mould it round. Rest it for 10mins and ready to use.
Butter Sugar Bread
Prepare the basic sweet dough as above. Prepare adequate soft butter & sugar.
1. Divid the dough into 80g and mould it round. Let it rest for 10mins. 2. Roll the dough flat into 1cm thick. Place it onto greased pan, let it proof for 45mins 3. Egg wash the surface and use fingertip to make small indentation over the dough. Pipe some soft butter into the indentations and sprinkle the top with sugar. 4. Bake at 180C for 12mins.
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