pandan bread loaf | a review of the panasonic SD-P104 breadmaker

I seriously don’t know why it took me so long to start making bread. 

Now that I have made bread, I can totally understand the addiction – I see so many of my cooking/baking friends get hooked and now they are producing gorgeous loaves of bread at home.

I must admit that no matter how much I enjoy the process of (mindless) kneading, I would not be making bread often without a breadmaker. I believe that the breadmaker is one of the most important inventions of modern times.

Without a doubt, I love the Panasonic SD-P104 Breadmaker. It is, in my opinion, one of the best breadmakers you can currently get in the market.

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The breadmaker is compact – the slim design means that little (precious) space is taken up in the kitchen. It also has many functions , which means you can make not only many types of bread, but also pizza dough, cakes and dumpling skin dough. You can even make jams with this nifty little machine!

Today I am sharing with you a recipe for Pandan Bread Loaf, which goes fabulously with the Home-made Kaya I learnt to make at the Panasonic Cooking Workshop I attended a couple of weeks ago. 

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I am telling you, this is seriously good bread. It is soft, it is totally fragrant and it contains absolutely no preservatives!

And here are the instructions on how to make this bread.

Start by blending together the pandan leaves – I cut them into small pieces – with the milk.

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Once blended, if you have used cold milk, set this aside for about 20 – 25 minutes. Otherwise proceed to the next step.

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Pour this mixture into the bowl of the breadmaker. Add coconut milk and condensed milk.

IMG_4873Add the remaining ingredients (wet first then followed by the dry ingredients) and place the bowl into the breadmaker.

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Add the yeast into the yeast compartment. This Panasonic breadmaker comes with an additional compartment in which you place the yeast as well as any other ingredients you are adding to the bread. The machine will dispense the yeast and ingredients at the appropriate times so the kneading of the dough does not get affected in any way.

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Very clever!

If there is no yeast compartment in your breadmaker, poke a hole in the flour and pour the yeast into the flour.

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Press Menu 9 for dough, then press START.

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An hour later, the dough is ready.

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Take the bowl out of the breadmaker and turn the dough onto a lightly floured pastry mat. Punch the dough to remove the air.

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Cut the dough into two equal pieces.

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Pull and tuck the dough to form two balls.

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Place them on a lightly oiled dish. Cover with a damp towel and let the dough rise for 15 minutes in a warm place.

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After 15 minutes, use a rolling pin to roll each ball of dough into a rough rectangle.

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Roll the dough into a log.

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Place the dough back onto the dish and let it rise for another 15 minutes, covered with a damp towel.

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Roll the dough again, stretching it into a long (rough) rectangle.

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Roll it up into a log again and place in a 20x10x10 cm baking tray.

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Spray with a little water then place in a warm oven to proof for 50 minutes. I turn on the oven at 50°C for one minute, then turn off the oven and placed the dough inside the oven.

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At the end of this time, the dough would have risen to almost the rim of the baking tray. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Gently brush the bread with a little milk.

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Bake the bread for 50 minutes, If the top gets too brown, place a piece of aluminium foil over the bread and continue baking.

Once the bread is baked, remove it from the baking tray and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Then all you have to do is to cut into the bread and enjoy this totally soft and fragrant bread with some home made kaya!

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Pandan Bread Loaf
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Ingredients
  1. 90g fresh milk
  2. 10g pandan leaves
  3. 50g coconut milk
  4. 20g condensed milk
  5. 30g caster sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 25g egg, lightly beaten
  8. 30g unsalted butter
  9. 225g bread flour
  10. 25g top/cake flour - I used cake flour
  11. 3/4 tsp instant dry yeast
  12. 1 tablespoon milk
Instructions
  1. Start by blending together the pandan leaves – I cut them into small pieces – with the milk.
  2. Once blended, if you have used cold milk, set this aside for about 20 – 25 minutes. Otherwise proceed to the next step.
  3. Pour this mixture into the bowl of the breadmaker. Add coconut milk and condensed milk.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients (wet first then followed by the dry ingredients) and place the bowl into the breadmaker.
  5. Add the yeast into the yeast compartment. If there is no yeast compartment in your breadmaker, poke a hole in the flour and pour the yeast into the flour.
  6. Press Menu 9 for dough, then press START. An hour later, the dough is ready.
  7. Take the bowl out of the breadmaker and turn the dough onto a lightly floured pastry mat. Punch the dough to remove the air.
  8. Cut the dough into two equal pieces.
  9. Pull and tuck the dough to form two balls.
  10. Place them on a lightly oiled dish. Cover with a damp towel and let the dough rise for 15 minutes in a warm place.
  11. After 15 minutes, use a rolling pin to roll each ball of dough into a rough rectangle.
  12. Roll the dough into a log.
  13. Place the dough back onto the dish and let it rise for another 15 minutes, covered with a damp towel.
  14. Roll the dough again, stretching it into a long (rough) rectangle.
  15. Roll it up into a log again and place in a 20x10x10 cm baking tray.
  16. Spray with a little water then place in a warm oven to proof for 50 minutes. I turn on the oven at 50°C for one minute, then turn off the oven and place the dough inside the oven.
  17. At the end of this time, the dough would have risen to almost the rim of the baking tray. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Gently brush the bread with a little milk.
  18. Bake the bread for 50 minutes, If the top gets too brown, place a piece of aluminium foil over the bread and continue baking.
  19. Once the bread is baked, remove it from the baking tray and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Adapted from mymindpatch
Adapted from mymindpatch
The Domestic Goddess Wannabe http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/

The Panasonic SD-P104 Breadmaker is available for sale at: 

Best Denki Ngee Ann, Junction 8, Katong, Court Mega Store, Harvey Norman, Isetan, CK Tangs and Takashimaya.
The retail price is at $329 and above store mentions are subject to stock availability.

 
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Note: This review was written in conjunction to my participation for the Best Cooking Blog in Singapore Blog Awards 2015. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.




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