Hokkaido Milky Loaf
I baked another bread today. I wanted a very soft texture like those I saw in the supermarket (Jusco) which melts in the mouth. I came across this recipe:
Take a look at the following images and be prepared to drool...I did.....oo la la...
A recipe worth to try and keep, it's easy and absolutely delicious.
Hokkaido Milky Loaf II
Mine didn't turn out that perfect looking...hehe...I didn't pinch them down well and was impatient..so I had a few earthquakes here and there....
To prevent the earthquakes, you need to make sure your dough is smooth and well tucked in. Mine was uneven and it was a hassle to take it out and redo it as I was running short of time. It's most avisable to have them neatly tucked in to contain the CO2 (carbon dioxside) in the bread when it rises. Cracks will leak out the CO2 and cause it not to rise.
You should make 4 loafs joined together...but my bread pan was too small, so I ended up with 3 and a little bread at the back.
To make the toping brown, you can brush some egg on the top prior baking or some milk.
There are several styles you might want and each ingredient produces different end results from egg, milk, water or just plain or ....etc!
Those textures you see in the supermarket are called egg wash - brushing a layer of beaten egg on the top of the loaf before baking. That should make it look glossy and very brown. Otherwise you will get a matte finish
Hokkaido Milky Loaf III
Look at the bread texture....so fine....and light...melts in your mouth
Hokkaido Milky Loaf IV
I ripped the bread to let you take a look at the texture..look at the layer. You should be able to get good layers if you kneaded the dough well. I suppose I pass the test?! :D
I love bananas. So I decided to try a recipe on how to bake a banana bread. This person said that this recipe is supposed to be delicious passed down from one grandmother to another generation. I tried it. It's ok, but I wished I didn't put in that much sugar. It was slightly too sweet.
Easy to bake and fast..no kneading and rising required.
Note: Use Baking soda and not baking powder (ignorance). I baked this with baking powder. I was told that if you used baking powder, you will need at least 3 times the amount of baking soda, but that might affect the taste.
Banana Bread Recipe
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Remember to cut down on the sugar and use ripe bananas.