For as long as I can remember I always wanted to make my own bread. My children are both bread lovers and I thought that its easier (duh….) if I could make my own bread. I wont say that its easy but perhaps its really fun.The thought of this precious warm bread coming out from your kitchen is such a pleasure to me. Most Filipinos love rice but we also love bread. The terrible thing is we eat them both at the same time You see we love carbohydrates so much…lol!
This bread is a mix and match of ingredients. I read and I tried at least 3 bread recipes and I always ended up curious of what is the best bread for me. My bread should be soft and fluffy. My bread should be freeze friendly. My bread must stand alone…even without butter or spread…my bread should be independent and tasty…. and yes…if I could make this bread..then its gonna be amazing…
5 cups bread flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 envelope yeast
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp milk powder
3 tbsp honey
In a mixer put 2 cups bread flour, milk powder, sugar,yeast and salt.Mix manually with a laddle or whisk.
Then, in a microwaveable cup, put the following: buttermilk, butter and honey.
Heat the milk mixture, set in high for 2 and a half minutes.
Attach a paddle to the stand mixer and start with the stir setting.
Pour the milk mixture over flour mixture then increase to low setting.
Stop and scrape the bowl then beat again for another minute.
Add the egg, 1 cup bread flour and whipping cream.
Beat again in medium setting for two minutes, then change the paddle with a dough hook.
Add the remaining 2 cups of bread flour until a dough is formed.
Then place the dough on a floured surface and knead for about 6 minutes.
Get a bowl, spray some oil and put the dough.
Cover with a plastic (cling wrap) and set aside in the fridge until it has become double its size.
Then place again on a floured surface…punch to deflate the air.
Flatten with your hand and divide the dough into 2.
Then roll the dough and placed in a greased and floured bread pan.
Note: you need 2 large bread pan for this recipe.
Cover again with plastic cling wrap (loosely)
Let rise for about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 or 180 for 30 minutes.
Heres my amazing bread…Hmmmnnn…I love the fact that I can have bake 2 at a time. The aroma is so inviting and very relaxing. There is no place like home and I hope my children would remember that in their hearts…there is no other amazing bread and they can only find it in their Mom’s kitchen.
My slices of joy..they are real…the young and the old, they love it…My daughter loves it with butter. My son is a monster, he ate with lots of cheese on top. For me and my esposo..we love it just the way it is… Happy New Year to all..