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Monday, June 20, 2011


Using the home baked basic loaf bread recipe [see post], I made a few variations to it. The photos showed 2 loaves of bread as I doubled the quantity.

  1. Remove bread from pan to cool on rack immediately after baking
  2. Make sure to cool bread before storing in airtight container to keep the bread moist and soft for 2-3 days 
1. Loaf Bread With Cheese Toppings

Notice the bread texture 

Bread is soft and light 
Before baking with toppings 
Baked Loaf Bread 

Follow the basic loaf recipe, using bread maker machine. Shape and leave to proof. After proofing as shown above, brush with water, sprinkle a little salt, sugar, cinnamon powder and add shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 25 - 30 minutes. 
2. Cocoa Flavoured Loaf Bread With Raisins
Cocoa Flavoured Loaf Bread Slices 
After proofing for 30-40 minutes, ready for baking 
Cooling of Baked Loaf Bread
Add 2 tsp of cocoa powder [for l loaf] to bread flour.  Knead as recipe for loaf bread.  Add in 30 gm raisins [plump up] when dough  is almost smooth.  Continue kneading till dough is ready.  If using bread maker, add raisins when the adding signal is on.  Then let the machine completes its dough kneading function. Follow the shaping, proofing and baking procedures as above. 
3. Coffee Flavoured Loaf Bread With Raisins
A simple design for loaf bread 
The design after baking 
For this bread, mix 2 tsp instant coffee granules with 50 ml hot water.  Set aside to cool.  Add 130 ml cold water to coffee [1 loaf quantity].   Knead dough and add raisins as above [2].   When dough is ready for shaping, shape as in photo above.  Follow the proofing and baking procedures as usual.
There are many variations that can be done using the basic loaf bread recipes according to your own creativity and liking. Other ingredients such as walnuts, cranberries, meat floss, chocolate chips, mixed fruits can be added for different loaves.

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