I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #8 - Bread Seduction (June 2011) hosted by Sweetylicious.
Those who like sweet and soft bread will like this. I think the dough is also suitable for making sweet buns. The bread remained soft on the forth day in room temperature without any sour aftertaste. This recipe is definitely a keeper for me.
Recipe adapted from Alex Goh’s “Baking Code”《烘培蜜码》. Makes 2 loaves.
Sweet Sandwich Bread (Overnight Sponge Dough Method)
100g bread flour
60g water, room temp
¼ tsp instant yeast
1) Mix the instant yeast with 20g of water until well blended. Add in the remaining ingredients and knead to form dough.
2) Let it proof for 30min. Wrap with cling film and keep in the refrigerator overnight or up to 48hours.
550g bread flour
20g milk powder
10g instant yeast
150g overnight sponge (all the above)
1 cold egg
270g cold water
75g butter (soften)
1) Mix A until well blended. Add B, then C, knead to form a dough.
2) Add in D, knead to form a smooth and elastic dough. Cover it with cling film. Allow it to proof for 45 min.
3) Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, mould it round. Allow it to rest for 10min.
4) Roll the dough flat with a floured rolling pin, then roll it up like swiss roll. Allow it to rest for 10min. Repeat the step one more time.
5) Place 3 pieces of the dough into a greased loaf tin (20x 11.5x 11.5cm / 450g pullman tin)(I didn’t grease the tin as mine is non-stick). Let it proof for 50min or until 80% full of the loaf tin. Cover it with the lid.
6) Bake at 200C for 35 minutes. Remove it immediately from the tin when baked.
1) I baked one loaf with cover and one loaf without cover. Without cover one was baked at 190C.
2) The dough is quite sticky but after first proofing it will become less sticky. In fact, it is quite easy to handle.