Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fully automated Breadmaker loaf | 18 comments:


Sultana, Dates and Walnut Loaf  ......... I made this enitrely by using my Kenwood Breadmaker and so far it has never failed me.  I just dump everything  into the breadpan accordingly and after 3hrs 25 mins., it will transform the few ingredients into a tasty golden loaf of bread.  Well, at least it helps to take away all the hard work of mixing, kneading and sweating in this sweltering heat!  Also it saves me lots of washing up.







This bread is soft and fluffy and I like to dip this in Balsamic vinegar and olive oil and not forgetting my good, old 2 in 1 black coffee.  If you can't finish the whole loaf in a day, no worries, keep it in a plastic bag and store in a breadkeeper ...... stays fresh till the next day.

Ingredients
  • 9 fluid oz water
  • 6 tsps honey
  • 2.1/4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb or 16 oz high protein flour
  • 4 tsp skimmed milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 oz caster/brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1.1/2 tsp dry yeast (this to be put in the centre)
  • 4 oz sultanas, dates, walnuts (slightly toasted and coarsely chopped), or other dried fruits as preferred
Note :
  1. The dried fruits and nuts are to be added in when the machine makes an audible sound during the kneading cycle.
  2. If butter is preferred to olive oil, use 1.1/2 oz, cut into pieces and to add in after adding in the salt.
Select Programme 8, which is for sweet bread.  A lovely, aromatic loaf will greet you after 3hrs.25mins.



18 comments:

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  1. I use my breadmaker for dough mixing only and still prefer to bake it in the oven. My kids love it that way! The best thing about the breadmaker's bread is the crust. Hmm.mm. delicious crust ever! Best for coffee.

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  2. Cheah..Gardenia has to close shop soon...:p That's a good one and thanks for sharing the recipe. Healthy too...no preservative! :))) Thumbs up

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  3. Looks good for breakfast. I have a breadmaker at home but seldom use it. I really have to check whether it's still working or not.

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  4. I wish I have space in my kitchen for a breadmaker. One day I hope.

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  5. The bread looks perfectly baked!
    I gotta try dipping my bread with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil next time.

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  6. Your bread looks and sounds delicious. Add a slab of butter and yummy! Guess I will have to get a breadmaker!

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  7. Must consider to buy one bread machine...

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  8. That is a beautiful loaf of bread and the texture is perfect.

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  9. A good wonderful machine to have in the kitchen!

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  10. Kristy
    Agree with you, the crust is yummy.

    Elin
    You're welcome. It's more wholesome than Gardenia, as it's very filling.

    Anncoo
    Yup, better check it, and start to use it again.

    penny
    I store it after using, so that leaves more work space in my kitchen.

    Angie
    The dip is wonderful when the bread is fresh, especially the crust.

    Pam, Sonia and Pete
    It's indeed a good investment and it doesn't cost much. I've tried with about 5 recipes and they all turned out good. Once you've got used to it, then you can substitute the ingredients.

    Divina
    Thanks. Yes the texture is perfect, very unlike those sold commercially.

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  11. Hi..first time here..mmmm..bread looks so soft and nicely baked, great combo too...

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  12. so easy to use? don't even need to knead? sounds good for baking idiot like me...

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  13. A beautiful loaf of bread! I used to bake bread with a machine too until it died on me! Now I have to use my Kmix to do the kneading for me and bake in the oven.

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  14. TREAT AND TRICK
    Thanks for dropping by. Will hop over to your blog for a quick tour!

    tigerfish
    Yes, very easy, you just follow the instructions, add in the ingredients accordingly, and after the prescribed time, you'll be greeted by a sweet aromatic loaf of bread.

    Jeannie
    Sometimes I also use the machine to knead and proof the dough. Then I'll take out and shape to whatever I fancy, buns, etc. This machine is a good investment.

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  15. Wow...looks perfect. The texture looks so soft. Cheah, I wish I am your neighbour. I'll buy from you :D

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  16. Mary, if you were my neighbour, you'll be my guinea pig. Sometimes I let my neighbour sample my 'creations'. He's an X chef, a Swiss. He'll give comments, good and bad.

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  17. Hi, will I able to omit milk powder if I do not have that? :)

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    1. I'm not too sure because I've always added in the milk powder. It does enhance the taste of the bread. Perhaps you can try.

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