Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Bread


My Valentine better like orange color cos this bread is the same recipe as the pumpkin bread but a tub of cherry flavored yogurt was added, therefore giving the color an orangy pink. The dough was baked in a heart tube pan. Have you ever ate an ice-cream or sorbet sandwich before? Try serving this wonderful combination either for breakfast or as a dessert on Valentine's Day and i can assure that you will be loved forever. Raspberry Sorbet is your lifeline.

1 cup cooked pumpkin puree
1 small tub of cherry flavored yogurt
1 egg
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
Enough water to make a nice dough
1 egg yolk plus 1 tbsp water

Put the ingredients acording to the order in the Bread Machine bowl.

Select the dough function and press 'start'.

Let the machine churn and using a spatula, aid the loose flour to be churned up by the machine.
Add a tbsp of water at a time so that all the loose flour is no more visible.

As soon as a dough is formed (My breadman will rest for 20 mins, for other machines, press pause and let dough rest for 20 mins). The machine will beep when dough is ready.
Lightly spray inside of bread tube and lids with nonstick cooking spray.
Place lid (without vent hole) on bottom of bread tube.
Cut enough dough to fill up half the bread tube neatly. There will be enough dough to make 2 tubes.
Roll the dough into a thin circle and roll the circle up tightly as you would a carpet. Seal the seams and form into a cylinder shape down.
Place dough in bread tube. Cover the bread tube with a damp cloth and let dough to rise.
When the bread has risen to about 3/4 way, preheat oven to 375°F.
Place top lid (lid with vent hole and marked "TOP") on top of bread tube when the dough has risen to about 1/2 inch from the top.
Place bread tube upright on lower rack of oven. Bake 25 - 30 minutes, until ends are golden brown.
Remove bread from bread tube and place on cooling rack; cool completely, then slice.
If the covers for the top and bottom feel loose, it may be necessary to line bottom and top lid with Parchment Paper to prevent leakage.
Fold a 15-inch square sheet of Parchment Paper into fourths. Place between lid and bottom of bread tube


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