Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ultra Soft Custard Loaf

Bread dough

Bread flour
1/2 tsp
Fresh Milk
Instant Yeast
1 tsp
Skimmed Milk powder
Butter (soften)

Custard batter

Egg yolk
Bread flour
Fresh Milk
  1. In a pot, combine all the ingredients for Custard batter and bring to cook on low heat. Constantly stir the mixture to make sure that it is not burnt. The mixture shall formed into a gluey custard batter. Allow to cool and bring to chill for 60 mins.

  2. Gather all the ingredients required for Bread dough except butter in a mixing bowl. Add in the custard batter and bring to hook on low heat. When bread dough is formed, switch to medium speed and continuing hooking till dough is smooth and elastic.

  3. Bring to proof for 80mins.

  4. Cut the dough into 3 individual portions and roll into ball-like shape and leave to relax for another 15 mins.

  5. Flatten the dough like a oval shape and roll it up like a swiss roll. Put the rolled doughs into a bread loaf pan and proof for another 60 mins.

  6. Apply a coating of egg wash and sprinkle with some coarse sugar.

  7. Bring to bake at 180 degree Celsius for 20 mins.

I would say this bread live up to its name! It was truly ultra soft. Goodness, I can't believe that it has such fluffy texture that I nearly cried out. Okay, exaggerating a bit. LOL!

Anyway, this recipe as usual was adopted from my favourite bread recipe book "孟老師的100道麵包". I modified a few parts. Replacing water with milk and sprinkling sugar on top. The sugar really add a tint of little surprise when you bite down the 1st mouth. It's just so heaven! This's definitely a keeper!


Aimei said...

Oh my god! your bread looks so soft! Looks so yummy that I'd like to have a bite...hehe :P

All your bread recipes looks so good. Maybe I'd like to get the book..Hee..where did you get it from? Any bookstore like Kino, MPH..also have?

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hello Aimei~

The book can be gotten from Kino. If you have the Membership, u can get 5 or 10% off if I'm not wrong :)

I think you can get it in PageOne too. I actually feel that PageOne has more recipe books than Kino :P

Aimei said...

Hi Happy Mrs Kwok,

Too bad I don't have the membership :(

Thanks for the info I'll check it out! :)

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hi Aimei,

No problem!

Maybe you can wait for a while, as Kino has sales quite often.

Membership entitles 20% during sales period and non member 10% :)

Btw, Popular has some nice recipes up for sales too~ 3 for $9.99!

Jenny said...

Wow! I've never seen so soft bread :) A question: when do you add the butter to the bread dough?

Kathleen said...

Hi Mrs Kwok,

chanced upon your site and found your recipes very yummy indeed.

Tried this soft custard loaf yesterday and the batter turned out very very wet and sticky. I did what I know best, adding more flour and knead by hand til they all come together.

Is your dough as sticky?

by the way, I read your older posts and read that you wanted a 'diaper bag'. I was browsing for myself such a bag as well, and found this same-looking bag in another malaysian website. I'm sure it's an imitation but the price is so reasonable. And they do deliver to singapore as well.

If you haven't already gotten the bag, you can email me and I'll give u the website address. (Don't want to publish here coz later ppl tot I'm the owner and advertising for them). LOL... believe me, I'm just a regular online shopper.