Braised bread with raisins Recipe
I was kind of tired eating regular toasted bread with peanut butter every morning. I wanted to try something new. So I went to a very popular local bakery store, and found that one danish costs almost 3-4 dollars. So I thought, why not make breads myself? It would be healthy and fun!
So I wanted to start with something easy. Then I decided to make braised breads which looks yummy and doesn’t seem too complicated to make.
I used a Panasonic Bread Maker to help with the kneading and rising process. The one I bought from amazon is Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser, White. It is a huge time saver!
Alright. Look what I’ve made! I will provide the recipe below.
Here is the recipe for making four braised breads.
A. High gluten flour 400 grams, 60 grams of regular sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 egg yolk, 6 grams of yeast powder, 200 grams of whipping cream, 80 grams of milk, 40 grams of butter, and raisins as you like.
B. Crisp grains (on top of the bread): 15 grams of sugar, 50 grams of cake flour, 5 grams of milk powder, and 40 grams of butter
The kitchen scale I used is Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale bought from amazon, around $14.
The detailed procedure is as below.
1. Put whipping cream, milk, sugar, salt, egg yolks, and flour in A into the bread maker. And put yeast in A into the yeast dispenser.
2. Kneading for 10-15 minutes, and then pause the process, put butter and raisins into the bread maker. Select basic dough from the menu, and knead for around 2.15 hours. (Note: The time may vary depending on which bread maker you use. )
3. After 2, wait for 10 minutes for the dough to rise.
4. Take the dough out, evenly divide them into twelve balls (obviously mine is not even enough ^_^). Put a plastic paper on it, and allow it to rise for about 15 minutes.
5. Take three balls out, and knead them into three long strips. And then start the braising process. It is just like how you braise a girl’s hair. But remember, don’t be too tight. Loosely braise it to allow some room for rising. Do the same thing for the other three braised breads, and put them in the pan.
6. Gently brush some egg white liquids on the surface.
7. While waiting for the dough to rise a little longer, I made the crisp grains in B.
For crisp grains, the process is pretty easy.
Mix the powdered sugar, flour and milk powder in the B, then add the butter directly from the refrigerator (no need to melt it). Take a disposable glove and gently knead it into small particles.
8. Spread the crisp grains on top of the breads. I also spread some raisins on it.
9. Preheat the oven to 375F, and bake for about 20 minutes (depending on how crispy you want it to be).
Now it’s done. Hubby and I love it! It’s soft, sweet, and very healthy! Great breakfast choice!