A lovely looking bread that will impress your guests, and such a pleasure to bake and eat.
• 165g bread flour
• 1 tsp, 4g allinson yeast
• 120g cold milk
• 20g sugar
• 2 tbsp milk powder, or just skip it
1 tbsp mild, olive oil / vegetable oil
For the glaze:
1 tsp golden syrup + 1 tbsp boiling water = sugar syrup
1/2 tbsp whisked egg + 1 tbsp milk = egg wash
1) Place the (A) ingredients, bread flour, dried yeast, cold milk, sugar and milk powder into the zip seal food & freezer bag. cold rise overnight in the fridge.
2) Transfer the dough to a greased work top, rest for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. shape into a round balls and make a flower shaped. wet the dough before adding sesame seeds on top, and place them on a prepared tray.
3) Let it rise again for a further 30 minutes to 1 hour. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly. Lightly brush the bread with egg wash or sugar syrup before baking.
4) Preheat the oven to 150°C. Bake for 18 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.
1) Yeast is best stored in the refrigerator, as the fungud in it will be killed at high temperatures. Before using yeast check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Refrigerate it as soon as possible after each use. The main cause of bread falling to rise is bad yeast.
2) Store a bread in an airtight bag or airtight container and keep fresh for 2 days.
3) The best way to store bread for freshness is in the freezer for about 1 month. after defrost the bread, reheating and serve, tastes like fresh-baked.
4) It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
5) If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C-37°C. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly.
Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk