Thursday, July 10, 2008

My first bread ever!


I wanted to bake a bread but I've got no bread maker. I found a simple recipe in the cookbook that I bought about 17 years back. It doesn't require a bread maker but does require lots of effort to knead the dough.. *phew!!*


This is how it looked like. I'm not a pro and not even an amatuer. The taste came out just okay. As long as it is edible looks like a bread, who cares huh! Hehehee...



The recipe..

Ingredients:

2 cups of warm water (I used 3 3/4 milk and 1/4 water)
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar (I used 4 tablespoon - saja suka2)
5 1/2 - 6 cups of all purpose flour (I used only 5 cups)

2 teaspoon salt

Method:

Pour the water into the bowl. Add the yeast. Put in the sugar and whisk until the sugar and yeast are dissolved. Measure 2 cups of the flour into the bowl. Whisk the mixture well. Let it 'proof' or sit for 10 minutes. Then, stir in the salt. Add in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured countertop. To knead, fold the dough in half and push it down and away with the heel of your hand, rotate the dough, and repeat until it is smooth and elastic (Kneading can take up to 10 minutes).

Place the dough in a bowl greased with vegetable oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a draft-free area (I don't know what this means actually) for 1-2 hours or until it has double it size. Punch the dough down and knead it again and shape it according to your preferences. Cover with plastic wrap or damp cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400F (Celcius?). Brush the dough with egg wash (if you like it). Bake for 25 minutes. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool and wrap the cooled bread tightly in plastic until ready to eat.



Note to myself:

I have a get together tonight (makan-makan, of course) at my friend's house. Am I bringing the bread there? Nope!! Abang said, "macam bantat aje..". Takde encouragement langsung huhuuu...

12 sugar & spice:

13may said...

chewah! nampak best plak..hehhe

oh ya!
Sila amik anugerah kat blog saya yea :)

Ummu Layth said...

nampak sedap aje!! nak buat roti sendiri jugak tapi malas nak uli. nak tunggu ada food processor la hahaha

-akuni- said...

Wah... first attempt tu kira sangatlah berjaya nya, next time boleh improvise lagi ek...

Ummi said...

eh eh chewah.. cik adik sayang ku ini dah menguli rupanya.. jangan jadi macam makcik indon uli badan ummi dah la ya.. sampai ke ari ni rasa perit je lemak2 di badan ni.

hmm nampak cantik.. rasanya pun mesti sedap tu... bak sini sikit boleh?

ummu asiah said...

neeza..
akak memang salute betul la orang yg rajin2 memasak ni....jealous pun ada, sebab diri sendiri malas..apa taknya kedai keliling pinggang..tapi tak serupa excitement kalau buat sendiri and menjadi kan?? :)

abanglong said...

roti satu!! kari kambing okeh. hehe

as said...

wah,siap pintal2 tue.nmpk sedapnyer..:-) ...rajin nyer...hehe....next party,jangan lupa buat roti,roti,rotiiiii......

13may said...

Sebagai tanda penghargaan:

http://13may.blogspot.com/2008/07/141-terima-kasih.html

http://picasaweb.google.com/encik13may/BloggerPictures/photo?authkey=Tz25mAffF_A#5221307062512162642

Terima kasih :)

13may said...

eh! dah bgtau la tadi...takpe, bgtau lagi sekali :)

zino said...

nampak sedap tu..dah boleh kalahkan roti bai hehe

Neeza Shahril said...

13may,

sedap ke roti bantat? hehehee..

terima kasih atas anugerah.. nanti neeza gi ambik ye..

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Aliya,

memang sakit urat menguli roti tuuu... sabor je la...

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Ahni,

tak tahu lah bila nak buat lagi..
tak tahan nak menguli..

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Kak Ummi,

hahaha!! kalau tengok kat sini, bonyok je rupa dia..
nak sikit, haaa.. nganga mulut! hehee..

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Kak Ummu Asiah,

sejak 2 menjak ni neeza rajin sikit.. masak je la..
yang lain malas.. hehehehh..

Neeza Shahril said...

Abanglong,

roti siap!! tapi kari unta je ada.. hehe..

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As,

pintal yang tak jadi as..
nak buat roti?
shahril kata, kali ni biar dia yang buat.. hehehe..

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13may,

neeza dah save semalam.. belum keluar aje lagi..
thanks again :)

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Zino,

hehee.. roti bai?? sedap roti bai lagi kot...