19 February 2014

Super Soft Custard Bread 超软卡士達吐司


I wanted to bake this super soft custard bread for long. So many times after preparing the custard paste it end up sitting in the fridge as I don't have time to do it. Today, finally squeeze out the time to make the bread. 

I'm so glad I baked this as the bread texture is really soft and the good thing is the bread texture is dense and not light. When making the custard paste, I actually overcooked it but luckily the bread turned up ok. The bread dough is a bit wet, but it is able to knead until elastic film. 

This is a sweet bread, lovely sweet bread. A recipe from 孟老师的100道面包。 

A happy note here: I finally found the spot to take photos using natural lighting in the late evening in my kitchen!! ^^ Today mission completed, de-stress successfully! ^O^






Recipe from 孟老师的100道面包
Ingredients for custard paste:
1 egg yolk
10g fine sugar
15g bread flour or high protein flour
65g milk

Method:
1. Add all ingredients into a small saucepan, whisk well. Add the milk, heat up the pot with low heat, whisk the milk mixture until it turned into paste. Remove from heat, cool down, cover with wrapping cling, keep in fridge for 60 mins.

Ingredients for bread:
250g bread flour
30g fine sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4g dry instant yeast
15g milk powder
100g water
25g unsalted butter

Method:
1. Add all the bread ingredients (except butter and water) into the KitchenAid mixing bowl, add the custard paste prepared earlier. Set the KitchenAid to low speed (speed 2) let it spin for 1 min, gradually add water. Set the KitchenAid to medium speed (speed 4) let the dough knead into a smooth dough, when it is not sticky to the mixing bowl, is time to add the butter.
2. Set the KitchenAid to low speed (speed 2), let it spin for a while before set it to medium speed, the dough will be knead into elastic film like shown in the above photo.
3. Take out the dough and roll it into a ball, place in a container, cover and let it proof for 80 mins.
4. Punch out the air, divide the dough into 3 portions, roll them into balls, cover and let it rest for 15 mins.
5. Flatten and shape them into cylinder shape, place the dough into grease baking tin. Cover and let them proof for 60 mins. Egg wash the dough, place it in the pre-heat oven at 180C and bake for 30 mins. Remove the bread from baking tin immediately after baking. 


22 comments:

  1. Hi Tze,

    This bread looks wonderfully soft and beautiful. I like this recipe with the addition of custard... It must be very yummy with a hint of creaminess and smoothness.

    Feeling de-stressed??? Are you ok? Settling well?

    Zoe

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    1. hi Zoe, just need to squeeze out time to relax and doing baking after i unpacked my near to 200 boxes in the past three weeks :)

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  2. Looks really soft and fluffy, got to try this soon!

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    1. yes Jeannie, the custard paste added did an amazing work to the bread.

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  3. This is a perfect soft bread with custard. Wish I can make a bread like yours :)

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    1. Ann, your bakes are always amazing! baking bread needs longer time but you can do it too!

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  4. 被紧凑的年忙昏了,所以需要长时间制作的面包都被打入冷宫了,嘻嘻!
    这个软软的组织好吸引人,当然,照片也是超棒的!

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    1. Eileen, 我搬了家一且得从新出发。你家的好料才吸引人哪!

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  5. Hi

    I am a great user of egg custard paste for loaf making. I find using this fantastic paste failed proof compared to Tangzhong. Just a week ago, I discovered that when loaf/bread using together both Tangzhong and egg custard paste, the result was too too wonderful because my loaf incorporated with both of the pastes turned more than 200% soft and stayed fresh and soft for over 2 to 3 weeks. I did not need to even add any butter/oil neither whipping to the loaf/bread. Both pastes worked wondrous. The loaf/bread was so delicious that I finished everything, even little crumbs were too good to eat.

    Hope you can try out the newly discovered method and sure a KEEPER!

    Blessings
    Priscilla Poh

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  6. Tze, you are great, you still took time to make bread in a new environment. I have forgotten the last time I posted bread recipe. The bread looks certainly soft~

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    1. Jessie, this bread is super soft with custard paste, my son loves it!

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  7. Adoi! I can see how soft your bread is and I am now craving for bread!

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    1. Phong Hong, i love soft bread, this recipe is from 孟老师。

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  8. 哇, 这个很吸引我哦!照片也拍的很美!:)

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    1. Esther, 别等了,你快点也来弄一个 :)

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  9. Is it hand-knead?
    l want it for my breakfast tomorrow with hot milo~~

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    1. Hi, It was using KitchenAid to mix the bread dough, not hand knead. yes, nice to go with hot milo too :D

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    2. I really dream of having a super mixer like KitchenAid~they are adorable!

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  10. Wow, beautiful bread texture! Especially soft with the custard paste! I would love to have this with a cup of Kopi-O!

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  11. Beautiful and soft bread :)
    2 Thumbs up.
    you moved house? Best wishes from me :D

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