I’m really awkward at introducing stuff so let’s get right to it!
Over the next one week we’ll be dealing with bread!Quick breads and yeast breads BOTH. Just a whole lotta bread.
I figured baking bread is the only way to get better at it(who woulda thought?) so doing this will be a great way for me to expand my horizons and get into more bread baking.Because honestly, I think I’m going through a lot of sugar here.
Chocolate chunk bread:
inspired by this
◾1.5 cups all-purpose flour+ extra for kneading
◾1 T sugar + a pinch, divided
◾ pinch salt
◾1.25 tsp active dry yeast
◾1/2 cup warm water
◾1 T oil
◾1/3 cup chocolate, roughly chopped
egg wash –
◾1 egg +1 t water beaten together
1.Whisk together flour, a tablespoon sugar, and salt. In a cup whisk a pinch of sugar, yeast, and warm water together. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy.Now, Whisk in oil and eggs. Add wet to dry. stir till just combined. Add in enough flour to form a soft dough.
2.Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 6-8 minutes).
3.Now fold in the chopped chocolate and form a ball. Place it in a small greased bowl nd let rest for 20-30 mins.
4.Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.Form a ball and cover will clingfilm. Let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
5.Preheat the oven to 350 F/150 C. Brush loaf with egg wash and bake in heated oven for 15 minutes or till slightly domed and a light brown.
So there it is! Our first bread!
So, what would you like to see next? I’ve already blanned on covering the baguette and a basic sandwich bread. Any breads in particular? Or would you like to see step by step instructions? I’m working a ciabatta next and will update my instagram account with progress!Here’s the link to follow me. I’ll def. follow you back