Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Eggless Fruity Nutty Sweet Bread Loaf.... Using Tangzhong made from Custard powder...

Eggless Fruity Nutty Sweet Bread Loaf....
Using Tangzhong made from Custard powder... 

Normally “tangzhong” or “water roux,” is made mixing water and flour, some times milk is also used instead of water. It is cooked and stirred until it forms a paste. Then, this paste is removed from the heat and allowed to cool, and added to the flour and yeast. By doing so it enhances and improves the texture and moisture in the bread. It stays soft and fluffy. 
Here I have used custard powder instead of flour and milk instead of water and added vanilla essence and sugar. The bread has turned out to be soft and has a rich and enhanced taste. 
This is an experimental recipe from my kitchen.

For the Custard Tangzhong
4 tbsp Vanilla Custard Powder
1 1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla essence

Take a pan, add a cup of milk, on low flame let it simmer. Take the remaining milk in a cup. Add the custard powder and mix it. Add sugar to the simmering milk. Stir it till the sugar dissolves. Add the custard paste to the milk, stirring it continuously cook it till it thickens. Add the essence, stir and switch off the flame. Stir the mixture till it cools downs a bit. Keep it aside till it cools down completely. 

For the Bread
3 cups of All Purpose Flour
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup lukewarm Milk
2 tbsp Dry Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
Salt to taste
Custard Tangzhong
Few dried Cranberries
Few Raisins
Few dried Blue Berries
Few Broken Cashewnuts
Few Almond Flakes
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 tbsp Butter + 1/2 tbsp Milk for Brushing

Take the yeast in a cup. Add sugar and lukewarm milk. Stir it and keep it aside to rise. Take a mixing bowl. Add the flours (keeping 1 cup flour aside) and salt. Mix it. Make a well. Add the yeast water and the custard. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. The dough will be sticky so add little of the remaining flour while kneading the dough. Knead it for 5 minutes. Add a tbsp of butter and knead it well for 5 minutes more. Grease the dough. Cover and keep it till it rises double in size. Once it is double in size, sprinkle with some flour and punch and knead the dough. Add the dry fruits  (cranberries, raisins, cashewnut and almond). Mix it with the dough. Take a bread loaf pan. Grease it. Shape the dough and place it in the pan. Keep it aside till it rises again. Brush the loaf with butter and milk wash.   Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven. Take it out and cool it completely before cutting.

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