And this time round, I made Italian Bread from my Kenwood Bread maker (inspired by Italiannies, our favorite restaurant). All I need is to just put all the ingredients together into the bread pan and the awesome bread maker will do all the job from scratch for me! That's perfect, isn't it ? But, I just need to try and error on the preset program.
I've always been using Program 4, which is quite close to the bread that I'm baking. The end result is good! Perhaps if you use the bread maker to knead the bread, and then your hands to shape the bread in the final steps, the end result could be even better.
The dough will be a little sticky and sometimes the kneader would go out of place and the machine will start beeping. I wonder why the bread maker has this problem and I wonder if it's just me or anyone else facing this problem.
My Italian bread is all set! And my house is now filled with the fragrant of Italian Herbs!
Among all the bread that I bake, this is the best! Soft and fragrant! Delicious if you dip in a plate of vinegar+olive oil. Just like how the Italians' use to eat their bread. I miss Italy now.
And here's the recipe which I couldn't remember where I adopt it from (my sincere apology).
30gm lukewarm water
123gm warm milk
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
15gm sugar / 1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1.5 teaspoon yeast
315gm bread flour
That's all you need. Always add in the wet ingredients first before you add the dry ingredients when using bread maker.
Cheers to all ... happy baking!