Sunday, July 18, 2010

Second home

My hubby reached home just after midnight on Friday and then early this morning he is gone again. Though it is just for a day trip, I really pity the poor chap. The airport is like now his second home. LOLz.

I am glad he knows that he needs to spent time with his family. That is something I find comforting. At least he understands that though the job is important but family is equally important.

So I need to do my job as a wife and support him all the way. Looking at his new found white hairs in just a few short months is enough to tell me that he is working hard for the family.

Though tough to hold the forth alone most of the time, I am not going to give up. I am going to put in my best effort.

That goes the same with bread making. After all, the kids love it so much and that is enough for me to keep trying.

This time round, I used the same sweet bread recipe but I added on some blueberries and topped it off with cheese. Sounded strange? Well, I have a packet of blueberries that wasn't that sweet and my little one wasn't that keen to eat it raw. Cheese was because it is an all time favourite for them. So I married them both and this is what it becomes. Strange?



Verdict: This is such a nice recipe. Fluffy and soft, just like commercial bread but no preservative for sure.

Do try it.

Source: Magic Bread

What you need:

100g bread flour
70g boiling water

300g bread flour
100g plain flour
80g sugar
6g salt
20g milk powder
9g instant yeast

175g cold water
60g cold eggs

60g butter


Add the boiling water from A into flour and mix well to form dough. Cover and set aside to cool. Chill in fridge for at least 12 hours. (I tried out a dough that was left 3 days later and it still works).

Mix B untill well blended. Add in C and knead to form a rough dough. Add in A and continue to knead till incorporated.

Add in D and knead till it is elastic.

Let it proof for 40 mins.

Divide the dough into required weight and mould it to required shape with your favourite fillings. Let it rest for another 10 min and bake at 180 deg for 10 - 15 mins.
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  1. Edith, you are awesome and you are doing a fine job, baking and cooking for your family. I love the fluffiness of your bun. I hope you will post the recipe soon. Cheers!

  2. Such a fluffy soft texture! I am already looking forward to see the recipe, thanks! :) btw, glad that your husband is back with you again.;)

  3. Edith, if using hand kneading is not tedious, I will definately try it!

  4. This looks really soft and fluffy! Waiting for your recipe!

  5. Nope, I don't think blueberries and cheese make an odd combo. Remember blueberry cheesecake? Did you use Cheddar?

    Hey, your hubby definitely sounds like a good spouse and father! It's not easy to find a good one like him nowadays. LOL! When you said the airport has sorta become his second home, I laughed! True, true.

    You're also a good, loving mom, K? Can't wait to see you! =)

  6. Take care, Edith. It's not easy to be by yourself, but you can do it!

    Love this bread. Look so soft :)

  7. Oh, I know what it is like to travel out of a suitcase. I do that all the time. Actually, after I have started blogging, I am slacking in many other things e.g. house keeping. My apt is in a terrible mess now!

  8. Homemade bread are so much fresher..these soft dimsum rolls look terrific with blueberries!

  9. Actually I am starting to wonder whether my husband is working as an air steward with his frequent travelling ;) I don't even have to help him unpack his luggage bag. It is not easy to be on your own, but I think you are doing a better job than me! Will love to try this bread recipe :)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

  11. Hi Edith,

    Would like to tag your blog my mine. Your recipes are yummy and diversify. Tried yr moist brownies and it was great, many more to try out ;> Like your posting, funny and interesting.


  12. Thanks Busygran, recipe posted.

    HBS, try it. It is nice.

    Jess, I have not so powerful hands so machine works best for me.

    BH, recipe posted. Have a go at this. You won't regret it.

    Pei Lin, Yes I used Cheddar. You will get to meet my spouse on that day. :)

    Anh, God makes women very tough. I am sure somehow I will pull thru. Thanks girl for dropping by. Miss chatting with you.

    Shirley, you are right about living out of the suitcase. It is really tough and lonely right? Blogging is an alternative to destress, at least for me. :)

    Thanks Angie!

    HHB, I guess you know my feeling exactly. Let's give each other support and encouragement.

    Ellie, thanks!

    Shiras, thanks for dropping by. It is my honour to have you tagged and I am glad you like the recipe.

  13. hey, can i ask you what oven and cake mixer u are using?

  14. Hi Yammy, my oven is Elba which is already 15 years old or more. As for mixer, I have a KA Artisan (wrong decision) and a KW Classic.

  15. Hi Edith, same situation here ... hubby is seldom home, and we hardly see him. I take comfort that there are many fellow mummies out there like you and me. I would love to try out this magic bread recipe some time.

  16. Ju, yes it is true, one day we should gather all like minded like us together for a makan session. Game for it?

  17. Wow, you have such a fluffy bread!! Really tempted to try it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  18. The break does look very fluffy, just like Japanese bread which i absolutely Love! i will be sure to bake it!

    I just found your blog and I will be sure to be back to read your old and new posts.

  19. Thanks for the recipe. I tried and my dearest says he can eat all. V good. Thanks again. Will definitely do again.


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