I always love to bake bread. I love the smell when it comes out from the oven, the smell that washes down all the waiting time to see it rise, the messy hands of kneading. After all I never mind them all and just love to make bread.
This is my first time making it , I usually make plain bread . I think I have fallen in love with this kind. Sweet, fluffy, chewy…hmmm just good.
You can see its beautiful and tempting looks, right ? Or I just love to say it hehehe.
Let’s see the recipe.
2 medium potato, boiled and mashed
6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
115 g butter and more for brushing
1/2 cup warm milk
11 g dry yeast
4 or more cups of all-purpose-flour
Get start :
Proof the dry yeast with a tablespoon of warm water ( I usually do this in the first step of making a bread )
With a wooden spoon, mix the mashed potato, the proofing yeast, 2 cups of flour, the milk, 4 tablespoons of sugar and the eggs till you get a sticky and shaggy dough. Put it aside, cover with plastic wrap or tablecloth till the dough doubles in volume. I let it for about 1 and a half hour.
Cream the butter with the remaining sugar for about 3 minutes. Pour into the dough and add the remaining flour. Knead the dough till you get a still-a bit-sticky and smooth dough. Don’t worry about it gets stick on your fingers. When you make the balls of the dough, put some flour on the fingers and you can easily shape the dough into balls. I don’t use any measurement, just pulls put some dough and shape it and put it into the buttered round pan. I still have some dough and just make a ribbon shape bread ( forget to take the picture of it )
Bake it for about 30-35 minutes. My oven is at 190 C max so that’s the highest heat I can use. If the top browns too quickly, cover it with aluminium foil and continue to bake. I love my bread to have some darkest and bit crispy side and bottom.
Brush the top with melted butter soon as you take the bread out from the oven.