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Sunday, September 14, 2008

My first loaf of wok-oven bread

Not bad eh? Let's hope it tastes good too!


Blogger Orchid64 said...

That actually looks pretty good. You should post the recipe and technique for this as it looks pretty interesting and I've never heard of it before.

It makes me hungry just looking at it because it looks like good, crusty bread (which I love but rarely have).

By the way, you should try making chicken pulao some time for dinner while you still have time for meal preparation (something that will evaporate when you start working). It's cheap, easy and very tasty. It's one of our favorites, though I had to give in and add a tablespoon of curry powder to boost the spiciness because my Japanese spices are crap.

The recipe is here if you're interested:

14/9/08 23:23  
Blogger Joseph said...

Thanks orchid64,

I've been wondering about whether or not to start eating meat again now I'm back in Japan. I think I'm pretty much going to avoid it at home, but for the sake of convenience will eat it when at friends' houses or in restaurants with no decent vegee option.

Having said that, that chicken pulao looks lovely!

The bread is really simple, and takes up to 40 minutes from assembling ingredients to ready-to-eat.


I'm not sure about weights and things: basically I just use a little measuring cup, which holds about 75cc.

3 heaped cups of strong bread flour
Half teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons of sugar
I level teaspoon dried yeast
2 cups of warm water
3/4 cup oil

1) (In food mixer) Mix flour, sugar, salt, yeast, then add oil.

2) Slowly add water until the dough forms a single lump

3) let it rise for 10 mins (we put it on greaseproof paper in a saucepan with the induction hotplate set to 50 degrees)

4) Knead for a minute, then fold in any extras (e.g. steamed apple / raisins / walnuts / sweet potato)

5) Shape it, coat it in water and dust in flour (to make it crusty)

6) Put on rack in lidded wok on a medium gas for 15 mins.

And it's done!

16/9/08 11:03  

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