I was at Chun Yip the week before last getting some bakery supplies and I saw they're selling some cake and cupcakes premixes which is something new in Chun Yip. On top of these, I saw packets of Low GI Multiseeds bread mix. Gosh it's something that I really fancy being a bread lover. I still remember many years back when BreadTalk hit Singapore by storm, I always have standing instructions for hubby to bring back that lovely and crusty multiseeds buns topped with seeds instead of what other who were craving for Floss! Haha... those were the days. So I happily placed one packet of the bread mix in my basket, with some hesitation of course since I've this phobia working with yeast!
I do not have a bread maker at home but someone had been giving me the itch for the past few months to consider getting one myself but I'm still dragging my feet! Thanks Stupe for the temptations! Nevertheless, the instructions seems simple, just mix equal amount of the Multiseeds bread mix and normal bread flour. Add water and yeast. Then knead your heart out. Heh thank goodness I had a heavy duty mixer which allowed me to knead dough, I managed to saved some elbow grease there.
Since the weather had been a bit cold of late, I placed my dough above a heated pot of water to help in speeding up the proofing. It didn't take that all long to proof it but since it's my first it sort of like ages. I peek into the bowl ever so often haha well just to check if it's raising or not! Well it did of course and boy, I was very happy indeed.
After the dough doubled up, I punched down and shaped half into a loaf before placing in a tin. The remainder, I shaped them into buns. Waited for the next round of proofing before baking them. I sprinkled some water on them before placing some seeds and oats all over.
20 minutes later, these babies came out... my first homemade bread!!!
They tasted superb when fresh, great to dip in soups or extra virgin olive oil with some balsamic vinegar! I've tried it buttered after light toasting, superb!!! My boiboi had them dipped in half boiled eggs.
Seems simple and easy but an automatic bread maker would be great to churn out loaves and loaves of bread without having to watch over it heh! My friend, Yozora NiteSky, is on standby too to have a look at some bread makers, well let's just see what's coming our way soon... to invest or not to invest??? Anyone wanna share some thots over this bread maker thingamajic???
Technorati Tags: bread