Sweet Milk Raisin Bread

This sweet bread is almost like a dessert…very rich, buttery, cottony with a touch of raisins in it, and stays fresh for days…

I try to avoid making this kind of bread as I cannot settle for just one slice…but here I am again with another version of it…the bread is so soft, light and yet rich at the same time…I love eating it by peeling the crumb as it come out so thin, almost like paper sheets…very addictive. I must admit that this recipe requires a bit of work, but so well worth it!

I used tangzhong or water roux method as in many of my bread recipes. If you like baking bread you must give this method a try…

This method is widely used in Asian baked goods, as the bread using this method are moist, light and remain fresh and soft longer than the ones using conventional method. One of the hypotheses is that some sort of gelatinization occurs when a small portion of pudding paste made with flour and water is added to the dough and traps the moist.

Ingredients:

Tangzhong or water roux

40g bread flour

200g water

Bread

600g bread flour

100g sugar

8g salt

20g dry milk powder

8g yeast

2 eggs minus 1 tablespoon for egg wash (107g egg minus 12g)

150g heavy cream

30g water

50g butter

100g raisin

2-3 tablespoons brandy

Swedish pearl sugar

Method:

 Water roux or Tangzhong

In a small pan, mix all the ingredients of water roux, place in a low heat and stir constantly until the temperature reach 65C (150F), or if you do not have a thermometer, cook until ripples form. Set aside to cool by covering with a plastic film. Please see here (http://coloryourrecipes.com/chocolate-marble-asian-bread-recipe/ ).

Bread dough

Before starting the bread dough soak the raisins in brandy, stir once in a while so the raisins are in contact with the brandy.

Place all the cooled water roux and all the ingredients listed under dough into a mixer except for the butter.  Mix until all the ingredients are together, it will be slightly sticky.

Increase the speed to number 2 and continue to mix for 5 minutes.

Add the butter and continue the mixing until the dough is smooth and comes out of the mixing bowl; this will take approximately 15 minutes. You will notice that the dough will no longer be that sticky.

Place the dough into a medium to large bowl.  Cover and let it proof until the size triple from the original size.

Now it is time to shape the dough…

Drain the raisins and set aside.

Knock back doughs and split the dough into two portions and each portion to 10 small balls. Flatten the balls using a roller pin, spread some raisins on it and fold into thirds. Roll it like a Swiss roll and flatten again with the roller pin. Place the flatten Swiss rolls side by side in the loaf pan.

Let the dough rise until triple of its original size.

Just before placing the loaves in the oven, prepare an egg wash with the tablespoon of egg with 2 drops of water and 1 drop of vanilla extract (if desire).

Bake in a preheated oven of 350F for approximately 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the bread into a wire rack to cool. Slice according to your like.

Store the bread in an airtight container.

I hope you enjoy this bread recipe using tangzhong method.

Did you know that raisins are rich in iron and potassium? Moreover, raisins are high in fiber but should be eaten in moderation due to its sugar content.

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Multigrain Sourdough Bread

Who does not like a hearty, nutty and crusty bread?  This bread is loaded with lots of grains…great for sandwich or just as a toast.

Since I started cultivating my sourdough starter I wanted to make a multigrain loaf of bread…the combination of the slightly sour and hearty grains  in each bite is just amazing…so why to make the best out of it?  Healthy and tasty…we use the bread for sandwich, toast or simply with a smear of a big chunk of butter.

Many of the recipes call for cereal, since we do not eat box cereal I had to search for recipes that use grains, pure and simple…the template used in this recipe is from “Seeded Multigrain Sourdough, Wild Yeast”.

If you have handy a sourdough starter you should definitely try this recipe.

Ingredients:

35g sesame seed

35g flaxseed

35g hemp

35g rolled oats

90g hot water

340g sourdough starter, 100% hydration

195g bread flour

95g whole wheat flour

7g salt

140g water

Method:

Place the sesame seed, flaxseed, help and rolled oats in a small bowl and add hot water on the grain mix.  Let it sit for approximately 30 minutes until all the grains and seeds are hydrated.

In the mixing bowl with a dough hook combine all the remaining ingredients. Mix under low speed until all well combined.  Increase the speed to medium and mix for approximately 20 minutes until gluten develops.

Add the grain mix to the dough and mix until it is totally incorporated into the dough.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place it in a bowl. Cover and let it rise until the dough has double in bulk.

Once the dough has risen, transfer the dough into a lightly floured counter and divide into two pieces.

Shape the bread as you like, let it proof until it doubles in size.

Before baking the loaves, preheat the oven to 500F with a pan with water on the lower rack of the oven.

Slash the loaves and spray it with water before placing it in the oven.

Bake for 20 minutes, spraying with water on the 5 minutes mark. Turn the temperature to 450F on the last 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let it cool on the wire rack.

I hope you get to try this hearty multigrain bread using sourdough starter.

Did you know that sourdough dough is fermented by a combination of wild yeast and lactobacillus? Lactobacillus is the bacillus used to produce yogurt, sauerkraut, cheese and other fermented food products.

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Oatmeal Molasses Sandwich Bread

This is a very soft, fluffy and lightly sweet oatmeal molasses sandwich bread which uses water roux or tangzhong method, therefore the bread stays fresh for many many days…

I always wanted to try using molasses in my baking, but somehow never got into it until I bumped into a bottle of molasses when looking for something else in the market isle. No surprise that bread was the first item that came to my mind…so here it is another adaptation of the bread recipes that I usually use, tangzhong method.

Tangzhong is a roux made with water and flour and it is added to the rest of the ingredients. The pre-cooked roux adds a sort of gelatinization to the bread, therefore keeping it soft and fluffy for many days. This technique is widely used in Asian bread making.

Since it was my first attempt using molasses, after searching intensively the internet I decided to base my recipe from BudgetBytes.  The bread came pretty soft and fluffy, I just felt that the molasses was overwhelming, so next time I will reduce the amount of molasses to ⅓ cup. Although when sharing the bread to some of my co-workers, they like it and enjoyed the strong molasses flavor in the bread, so it is up to your personal taste.

This recipe was based on Budget Bytes.

 

Ingredients:

Water roux or Tangzhong

50g bread flour
250 ml water

Oatmeal Molasses

500g bread flour
100g oatmeal, finely grinded
175g molasses (½ cup)
7g salt
7g yeast

6g vital gluten
95ml water
50g butter (room temperature)

Method:

Water roux or Tangzhong

In a small pan, mix all the ingredients of water roux, place in a low heat and stir constantly until the temperature reach 65C (150F), or if you do not have a thermometer, cook until ripples form. Set aside to cool by covering with a plastic film. Please see HERE

Oatmeal Molasses Dough

Place all the cooled water roux and all the ingredients listed under dough into a mixer except for the butter. Mix until all the ingredients are together, it will slightly sticky.

Increase the speed to number 2 and continue to mix for 5 minutes.

Add the butter and continue the mixing until the dough is smooth and comes out of the mixing bowl, this will take approximately 15 minutes. You will notice that the dough will no longer be sticky.

Place the dough into a medium to large bowl. Cover and let it proof until the size triple from the original size.

Now it is time to shape the dough…

Knock back the dough and split into approximately 8 little balls and let it rest for 5 minutes on the counter.

Flatten the ball making sure that the air is removed and fold into thirds, then roll it like a Swiss roll.

Place the Swiss rolls into the Pullman (4 each) pan and let it rise until triple of its original size.

Cover the pan and bake in a preheated oven of 350F for approximately 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the bread into a wire rack to cool. Slice according to your like.

Store the bread in an airtight container.

 

Did you know that molasses is a by-product of sugar extraction? The good news is that molasses contains some vitamins and minerals which cannot be found in refined sugar.

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Sourdough No-Knead Bread

Nothing is more comforting than home baked sourdough bread, crispy and slightly chewy…

Before I start, I must admit that I almost gave up on the sourdough starter, not to mention the frustration and the defeat feeling and on top of it I really felt insulted since I had so much training in microbiology laboratory.  Well, determination won the case…and I finally cultivated a few jars of very healthy sourdough starter.  Therefore with all my “manipulations” and add a bit here, take a bit there, I am not sharing a recipe for the starter…as you can easily search on the internet and look for a recipe that best suit you.

What I am sharing with you is the wonderful bread that I made with the sourdough starter…just bear in mind that my sourdough starter has 100% hydration, meaning that the weight of flour and water is exactly the same.

This particular recipe has 85% hydration, therefore the dough is very “wet”, you can easily adjust to less hydration such as 83%, which will make it easier to handle.

Ingredients:

90g of sourdough starter

300g bread flour (100g plus 200g)

5g salt

Method:

The day before baking the bread, mix together the sourdough starter with 100g bread flour and 100g water.

Let the mix at room temperature for about 10 hours or overnight.

After the “incubation” time add 130g water, the remaining 200g bread flour and the salt.  Mix well and proceed as described here.

If you enjoy this no-knead sourdough bread, you might want to take a looks at the No-Knead French Baguette recipe.

 

Did you know that sourdough dough is fermented by a combination of wild yeast and lactobacillus? Lactobacillus is the bacillus used to produce yogurt, sauerkraut, cheese and other fermented food products.

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Dark Rye and Flaxseed Sandwich Bread

Don’t you love when you have a bite of bread and you cannot tell that it is a “healthy version” of it?

Well, I found the perfect combination of dark rye and flaxseed meal in this recipe. If it was not for the color and the little flaxseed meal specks you would not say that this sandwich bread contains “healthy ingredients”, in another words, if you close your eyes and eat the bread you would definitely say that it is “white” bread…

Because we like so much bread, I am constantly testing different ratios between white flour and “so-called” healthy flours therefore feel less guilt when gobbling through a loaf of bread…the big challenge is for the bread to looks of whole grain and taste like white bread.

Since rye flour and flaxseed meal contain less and no gluten I had to replace the “missing” gluten so it will not compromise the formation of air bubbles which triggers the dough to raise.

This recipe will make 2 loaves, and to achieve perfect square loaves I baked them in these USA Pullman Loaf Pan.

Ingredients:

Water roux or Tangzhong

50g bread flour
250 ml water

Dark Rye and Flaxseed Dough

550g bread flour
60g dark rye flour
30g flaxseed meal
80g sugar
8g salt
8g yeast85g vital gluten
50gl whipping cream
160ml water
60g butter (room temperature)

Method:

Water roux or Tangzhong

In a small pan, mix all the ingredients of water roux, place in a low heat and stir constantly until the temperature reach 65C (150F), or if you do not have a thermometer, cook until ripples form. Set aside to cool by covering with a plastic film. Please see here.

Dark Rye and Flaxseed Dough

Place all the cooled water roux and all the ingredients listed under rye dough into a mixer except for the butter. Mix until all the ingredients are together, it will slightly sticky.

Increase the speed to number 2 and continue to mix for 5 minutes.

Add the butter and continue the mixing until the dough is smooth and comes out of the mixing bowl, this will take approximately 15 minutes. You will notice that the dough will no longer be sticky.

Place the dough into a medium to large bowl. Cover and let it proof until the size triple from the original size.

Now it is time to shape the dough…

Knock back the dough and split into approximately 8 little balls and let it rest for 5 minutes on the counter.

Flatten the ball making sure that the air is removed and fold into thirds, then roll it like a Swiss roll.

Place the Swiss rolls into the Pullman (4 each) pan and let it rise until triple of its original size.

Cover the pan and bake in a preheated oven of 350F for approximately 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the bread into a wire rack to cool. Slice according to your like.

Store the bread in an airtight container.

If you enjoy this Asian inspired bread recipe you might want to look at Sweet Milk Bread with Raisin recipe.

Did you know that gluten is formed when these two proteins glutenin and gliadin form a bond? Moreover, gluten gives bread a chewy texture and traps carbon dioxide during fermentation.

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Garlic Bread

Using your leftover French or Italian bread you will be able to create these aromatic, flavorful garlic bread. These are great just with your salad, pasta or just as an appetizer.

Before going to the recipe I hope you all had a great time with your family and loved ones…right after the New Years we took off to Cancun…where we had a great time and enjoy our “together” time, therefore my “silence” for a couple of weeks…we are now back to routine and yes, looking forward to a wonderful year ahead…

Okay, now back to the recipe…today I am sharing with you a simple recipe to make tasty garlic bread…using left over baguette or Italian bread.  It is so good when just out of the oven…buttery and garlicky…perfect with salad or a bowl of soup.

I often store sliced leftover baguettes in the freezer and when I feel like making this garlic bread/toast, I make the mix of butter/garlic and in no time we are ready to savor this garlic fragrant bread…oh so good!

 

Ingredients:

small loaf of stale French baguette or Italian bread

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon olive oil

Method:

There is no secret and almost no recipe…just mix together butter, parsley, garlic, olive oil and salt.

Spread the butter garlic mix on slices of baguette, approximately 2cm (¾ inch) and take to pre-heated oven of 350F for approximately 15 minutes of until golden. Just keep you eye on it, as you do not want the garlic to burn.

Serve hot or warm.

Next time you have some leftover French or Italian bread make sure to try this

If you enjoy this simple recipe of garlic bread using leftover French baguette, you might want to take a look No Knead French Baguette recipe.

 

Garlic is native of central Asia, and contains many nutrients such as manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Some studies suggest that garlic might have cardiovascular benefits due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Homemade Crackers

This is an easy and simple recipe to have always fresh crackers and the fun thing is that you can spike with whatever herbs or spice you want.

First of all I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your love ones…my “couple” weeks off turned out to be almost one month…I was on vacation in Taiwan for 2 weeks and then I got sick right after getting back…so I decided to rest and put everything on hold. Thankfully I am back on my feet and so happy to be functioning as usual…with all that said, this supposed to be a simple post, but end up being so long…forgive me…I usually like to be brief knowing that everyone is so busy and just want to get straight to the point…

I got an invitation from HOPE FOODS to try their hummus and decided to make some crackers to go with it…so before I continue I would like to let you know that I got these hummus free of charge and I did not receive any compensation for this post and all the content and opinion in this post are solely mine.

HOPE hummus are organic and they come in a variety of flavors from avocado to chocolate, yes you read it right “chocolate”. I decided to try Spicy Avocado and Thai Coconut Curry Hummus…both were slightly spicy and so tasty…I especially like the Thai Coconut Curry Hummus maybe because it was very different. I was planning to use the hummus to make some dish, but we end up eating it all with homemade crackers and vegetables, this must tell you how much we enjoy it. I hope you get a chance to try…

With the holidays approaching, it is always good to have easy and flexible food around the house…and crackers are a “must have” for any gathering. Crackers go well with cheese, dips, jams, salad, you name it…and to think that homemade crackers are so easy to make, the recipe is pretty much the same as making bread, as a matter of fact when making bread sometimes I take half of the dough and add herbs, spices, whatever I feel in the mood to add in the crackers. So in one mixing I will have a loaf of bread and crackers…

Now, if I am planning to make crackers only I will substitute the butter for olive oil…so here is the basic recipe for homemade crackers, please feel free to mix and match all kind of flours such as rye, whole wheat, oat, flaxseed and so on.

Ingredients:

500g bread flour or mixture of various flours
6g salt
6g yeast
30g sugar
60g olive oil
250g water

Method:

In the mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix until a smooth ball forms.

Divide the dough into half or thirds, depending on how many “flavors” you want.

Now the fun part…”coloring” or flavoring your dough…here are some examples and please feel free to mix and match…fresh finely chopped rosemary, oregano, thyme or any other herb, celery seeds, cumin, cardamom, ground pepper, curry powder, fennel seeds, smoked paprika, turmeric…and so on…the options are endless…

Add the amount of desired flavors to the dough and knead until they are all well incorporated.

Let the dough rise until it doubles of its original size.

Flat the dough (approximately 175 to 200g) using a rolling pin, as thin as you can on a silicone mat (42 x 30cm or 16 x 11.5 in). Cover and let it rest for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Just before baking, punctuate the cracker sheet with fork to avoid air bubbles during baking. If desire, spray the cracker sheet with water and sprinkle sea salt.

Bake the cracker sheet in a preheated oven of 325F for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Make sure to check often as the thin dough can burn very easily.

Let the cracker sheet cool in a wire rack. Break the cracker sheet randomly and store in an airtight container.

If you feel that the crackers are not totally crisp after cooling. Turn the oven to 300F and place only the crackers that need more baking for approximately 10 minutes and turn the oven off and leave the crackers inside until dry. Let it cool and store.

I hope you get to try making these crackers since they are so flexible…

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Black Sesame Swirl Pumpkin Bread

This is a fun bread to bake using tangzhong method. It is so tasty with swirls of sesame paste in a pumpkin dough…and stay fresh and soft for days.

This is a fun recipe to make, especially that is Halloween…the combination of the sweet sesame swirl in between the soft, cottony pumpkin bread is just divine. Initially, people find a little skeptical because of the “black” swirl in the bread…no it is not mold…

The combination of the colors as well as the rolling and folding makes this recipe a fun process from the beginning to the end. But, don’t let me dictate how you should roll and fold…go ahead and handle the dough and the sesame filling however you wish.

Oh! Before I forget, I will be out for a couple of weeks and I am not sure if I will be able to “visit” you during this time, but I will make sure to catch up with you once I am back…

 

Ingredients:

Tangzhong or water roux

15g bread flour
75 ml water

Bread dough

300g bread flour
40g sugar
3g salt
4g yeast
125g pumpkin puree
15g dry non-fat milk
30ml water
30g butter

Black sesame filling

45g sesame paste
30g sugar
10g all-purpose flour
7g corn starch
45g water
10g butter

 

Method:

Black Sesame Filling

In a small pan add the sesame paste, sugar, flour, corn starch and water. Mix well and cook under medium heat until a ball forms.

Remove from the heat and add the butter. Mix well until all the butter is incorporated into the sesame dough.Let is cool.

Set two sheets of plastic film and place the sesame dough in the middle. Gently roll the sesame dough with a roller pin to form a thin square of approximately 20 x 20cm.

Place the sesame sheet in the freezer until it is time to use as a bread filling/insert. For this particular recipe I used half of the sesame sheet.

Tangzhong or water roux

Whisk together the water and the flour until the mixture is well blended and free of lumps.

Stir the mixture while it cooks over the medium heat to reach 65C/150F. It takes about 2-3 minutes. Continue whisking until the mixture starts to thicken. The mixture of flour will have “lines”.

Remove from the heat.

Transfer to a bowl, cover with a plastic film to avoid “skin” from forming.

Ready to add to the bread dough once is cool.

Water roux or Tangzhong can bend kept in the fridge for up to 48hours.

Bread dough

In the mixer, add all the water roux, and all the other ingredients, except for the butter.

Turn the machine and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, until a ball forms.

Increase the speed to “2” and let it mix for 10 minutes. The dough will be very sticky, and less sticky as the gluten forms.

Add the butter and mix for 20 minutes more. Take a small portion of the dough (like a golf ball) and stretch gently until a very thin and transparent membrane (windowpane).

If the dough tears mix for another 5 minutes until you achieve the windowpane test. The windowpane test, demonstrated that the gluten is very well developed and it will create a very light crumb. The dough should be very elastic.

Remove the dough from the mixer and place in a bowl by covering with a plastic film.

Let dough proof until the dough tripled to its original size.

Assembly

Knock back the dough and roll the dough into a rectangle of approximately 20 x 30cm. Place the sesame insert into the middle and fold the dough over. Seal the extremities and fold into third and then into half. Again roll into a 20 x 30cm rectangle. Roll like a Swiss roll and cut into 6 into the baking pan.
into the Pullman pan (23 x 10 x 10 cm) and let it rise until almost 90% to reach the rim of the pan.

Bake in a preheated oven of 350F for approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the bread into a wire rack to cool.

Slice the bread after is cool.

Store the bread in an airtight container.

If you enjoy this bread recipe using tangzhong or water roux method you might want to check on Frangipane Rolls or Milk Bread with Raisin.

 

Did you know that sesame seeds come from a fruit called sesame? Moreover, sesame seeds come in many colors such as white, yellow, tan and black. Sesame seeds are rich in protein and good fat, which can help to lower cholesterol.

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Frangipane Toast

This toast is almost like a dessert for breakfast. The toast is covered with a layer of creamy frangipane and topped with toasted slices of almond.  Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Okay, you might feel that I am cheating…this is a simple version of the Frangipane Rolls. Since we had so much frangipane rolls, I decided to use up the almond cream so it would not go bad. In this recipe I used the same dough, just in different format. I spread a generous layer of almond cream, sprinkled some sliced almond and voila…

Can I tell you a secret? I just learned when writing this post that the past tense of the verb “spread” is “spread”…so interesting as I am see myself always learning English…

Going back to the toasts…after the layer of sliced almond, I had them all packed two by two with the sliced almond facing each other (so it would not “glue” together) and together they went into a freezer bag and freezer. A week later, I just popped them into a 350F directly from the freezer to a preheated toaster oven and baked for about 15 minutes, or until the almonds were golden…just before serving sprinkled powder sugar on it and here we had in front of us an amazing toast. It was absolutely delicious…each bite came with all three layers of light and crunchy almond, creamy and fragrant almond cream, and finally a soft and cottony layer of rich bread.

As you can see, this is a no-recipe post…all the ingredients and methods can be found HERE. I hope you get to try this, as it is much easier and adaptable for our busy life.

Below is what I did…by pictures…

And the toasts are ready for your enjoyment!

 

Did you know that almond is a rich source of B and E vitamins? Some research papers suggest that consumption of almonds consumption can increase blood levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein, good cholesterol) and decrease LDL (low density lipoprotein, bad cholesterol)?

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Frangipane Rolls

Here I am with another recipe for bread…this time I made two kind of bread using the same batch of dough. This is a super versatile dough as you can all kind of rolls and buns with it, sweet or savory version and even a sandwich loaf, which I did.

This dough taste almost like brioche without all the butter…very soft and rich in flavor due to the heavy cream and eggs. Since I baked these rolls, I already used this same dough recipe for cinnamon rolls and cheese and caramelized scallion rolls…so good!

I love everything almond…and frangipane which is merely an almond cream is one of my favorite way to enjoy almond…I love frangipane in tart, pies, cake and in rolls.
Each bite of this roll is loaded with fragrant almond cream in between a soft and cottony bread dough…heavenly!

When mixing all the ingredients, initially the dough will be very “wet”, do not panic as gluten develops you will see how “miraculously” the dough will all come together in a very soft and elastic ball. As a matter of fact when the dough reach the windowpane stage, you will be able to stretch so thin as the dough is so soft.

Please note that I had some frangipane left which I used to make frangipane toast…recipe coming soon.

Ingredients:

Water roux or Tangzhong

40g bread flour
200ml water

Bread Dough

550g bread flour
85g sugar
7g salt
7g yeast
50g heavy whipping cream
2 eggs slightly beaten (minus 1 tablespoons, for egg wash), complete with water to reach 120g
60g butter (unsalted)

Frangipane (almond cream)

200g almond paste (store bought or homemade)
2 eggs
50g butter, unsalted
½ teaspoon almond extract

Topping

Egg wash: 1 tablespoon egg (from the dough), 2 drops of water, 1 drop vanilla extract

¼ to ⅓ cup almond, sliced

Method:

Water roux or Tangzhong

In a small pan, mix all the ingredients of water roux, place in a low heat and stir constantly until the temperature reach 65C (150F), or if you do not have a thermometer, cook until ripples form. Set aside to cool by covering with a plastic film. Please see here.

Bread Dough

Place all the cooled water roux and all the ingredients listed under dough into a mixer except for the butter. Mix until all the ingredients are together, it will be slightly sticky.

Increase the speed to number 2 and continue to mix for 5 minutes.

Add the butter and continue the mixing until the dough is smooth and comes out of the mixing bowl, this will take approximately 15 minutes. You will notice that the dough will no longer be that sticky.

Place the dough into a medium to large bowl. Cover and let it proof until the size triple from the original size.

Frangipane (almond cream)

In the mixing bowl, add almond paste. Beat on medium speed, scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, one at the time and beat well after each addition. Always scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.

Add the butter and the almond extract, beat until the butter is incorporated in the cream.

Now the frangipane is ready to be use. It can be store in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Assembling the Frangipane Rolls

Knock back the dough and weigh 550g (for the Pullman loaf) and the remaining for the frangipane rolls.

For the Pullman loaf, follow HERE.

For the frangipane rolls, roll the dough it out to form a rectangle of approximately 35x28cm (14x11in).

Spread the frangipane, leaving approximately 1cm (½ in) in the border along the wider edge.

Starting at the covered edge, roll the dough up like a Swiss roll.

Press the edges together and cut the roll into 12 slices and then place these cute side up in the pan.

Cover with clear film. Leave to rise in a warm place for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the dough slices have doubled in size.

In the meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F.

 

Just before placing the buns in the oven, prepare an egg wash with the tablespoon of egg with 2 drops of water and 1 drop of vanilla extract (if desire).

Brush the top of the buns with the egg wash and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Bake the buns for approximately 20 minutes and the Pullman loaf for 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the rolls and loaf into a wire rack to cool.

Serve the buns warm or room temperature.

Wait for the Pullman loaf to cool completely before slicing.

Store both the buns and the bread in an airtight container.


Did you know that frangipane can be used like a pastry cream? Next time baking any tart that requires pastry cream you can substitute it with frangipane.

 

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