Our household consume an average of 6-8kg of carrot on a weekly basis. Its versatility makes it frequently use in our daily juicing, cooking and baking needs.
Although I have used it in cake baking on many occasion, I have yet to incorporate it into making bread. Hence I set out to try out and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. While I wasn't sure whether it was the influence of the carrot, it is the most aromatic loaf of bread I have made so far. The texture is soft and fluffy, the bread taste so good to be eaten on its own. Highly recommended!
Sweet and Fluffy Carrot Loaf
(A) Tangzhong 汤种面团
25g Bread Flour 高筋面粉
60g Water 清水
65g Soy Milk 豆浆
Combine (A) into a saucepan and cook over medium heat while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens to the constancy of baby porridge the tangzhong is deemed ready.
Transfer tangzhong paste into a clean bowl and place a piece of cling wrap directly onto the paste to prevent a film from forming on the surface. Allow the mixture to cool before using.
(B) Main Dough 主面团
115g Tangzhong 汤种面糊
400g Bread Flour 高筋面粉
25g Tapioca Flour 木薯粉
10g Soy Milk Powder 豆奶粉
5g Instant Yeast 速发干酵母
40g Castor Sugar 细砂糖
15g Soft Brown Sugar 红砂糖
5g Sea Salt 海盐
60g Grated Carrot 红萝卜丝
40g Olive Oil 橄榄油
150-160g Water 清水
In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with dough attachment, add 115g tangzhong (A) together with all the of ingredients (B). Mix with lower speed until all ingredients are well combined.
Slowly increase the speed to medium and continue kneading for approx. 20-25 mins, until the dough becomes smooth and pass the window pane test.
Place dough into a slightly greased bowl. Cover bowl with either cling wrap or cloth and allow the dough to proof for 1-2 hours or until it doubled in size.
Sprinkle the worktop with bread flour, use a rolling pin to roll each dough into long rectangle shape with width to fit the baking pan. Start rolling out from the shorter end of the dough into a roulade. Repeat the process for the balance 2 ps of dough.
Place the 3 cylindrical bread dough (seams down) into a greased loaf pan 21cmx11.5cmx6.5cmD.
Spray some water over the surface with a fine mist nozzle. Final proof the bread in a unheated oven for another 50-60 mins.
将烤模放入未开火的烤箱中, 面团表面喷些水然后盖上烤箱门, 再侍发酵50-60分钟至两倍大.
8-10 Mins prior to baking time, remove baking pan from oven and turn on the oven heat to 175C degrees.
发酵好前8-10分钟, 将烤盘从烤箱中取出, 烤箱打开预热刊至175C度.
Bake in the lowest level of a preheated oven at 175C degrees for 35 mins until the top turns golden brown.
Remove bread from oven and turn it out onto cooling rack to cool.
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