Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Cream Cheese Bread Version I & II
Since last week, I had a serious intention of baking this "Cream Cheese Bread" for my new experiment. I was looking at this recipe quite sometimes already. All the comments of this bread were positive and everyone was impressed by the softness of this cream cheese bread even some said it's better than Hokkaido Milk Loaf! I love HML a lot if you saw my previous posts so I was motivated by these reason.
Recipe from http://pureenjoyment.blogspot.com/2008/02/cream-cheese-bread.html
1st day with the 1st photo: I had some modifications from the above recipe. I used bread flour + ATTA flour and I substituted the butter with canola oil (I felt that cream cheese + butter ... how fat it's going to be after eating the bread). After mixed all the ingredients I found that the dough was very wet and sticky which I never seen such a wet dough like this before. I used my KA to knead to dough with Speed 2 and after 20 mins the dough still the same. I had to add 1 tbsp of bread flour and increased KA to Speed 4. It looked much better but not so smooth. I tried to wrap it up as possible till I finished baking. The result was great ... it's very soft kind of bread even the crust also soft but only one thing I was not so happy coz I could not shape the dough liked the original recipe and my problem of handling the wet dough. That why they came to be the reason for me to give it a try next day.
2nd day with the 2nd photo: I started making the bread in early morning and this time I followed the recipe exactly except the amount of water. I reduced to 150 g. (the recipe called for 160 g.) coz of my previous experience of wet dough. I was using KA at speed 2 when I started kneading the dough for 15 mins and changed to speed 4 another 5 mins then I got a smooth and elastic dough. The mistake came to the point that I left the dough proofing too long and now my problem was same that I could not shape the dough nicely into 1 piece so I had to separate 2 pieces and put in the silicone loaf. I baked for 25 mins* but 1st time I baked 20 mins* The 1st time, the bread was not brown all over the loaf enough. This time, it came out very nice smell coz I used the butter and it's even softer than my 1st one. I could not resist the freshly baked bread and finished 2 pieces when it's still hot. It's yummy though it's plain bread and it's super yummy when I put chocolate & hazelnut spread.
I can say that this recipe is Must Try one and you will absolutely understand how nice of eating your own freshly baked soft bread which just out from the oven!
*Using silicone mould, it's better to reduce the baking time from the recipe.