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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Braided cream cheese and ham / Nutella / tomato and ricotta pesto rolls ( light wheat bread with Tangzhong )



There is no such thing as too much food photos .

The post title alone is a mouthful .

That's what you get if you can't make up your mind .

But that's a good thing , who wants just one flavor when you can have three ?! 

Okay , I'm partial to the cream cheese and ham , no surprise there ! 

Hey , both Nutella and pesto were really good .


A spin off of the light wheat toast recipe from the Bread Doctor book , instead of making a loaf bread , I've made something small and with filling . 

I love filled bread , sweet and savoury alike , but when it comes to making bread , I lean towards savoury . Nutella though is another matter and I can't resist it ! 

Adding something that you really like for the filling is half the fun , eating most of it is another  ^___^ 

 

This is a very easy recipe , the whole wheat flour makes the dough easier to handle . After the initial stickiness , kneading the dough was so easy . The waiting is the hardest part , 'twas 13°C the morning I've made it , it takes about 2 hours for the first rise and another 2 hours for the final proving  . 

The only thing that I want to change when I make this recipe again is too add more cream cheese and ham . 60 grams of cheese is not just enough !   


Do you like sweet or savoury bread ? 

Have you baked bread lately ? 



Light wheat toast recipe adapted from Bread Doctor ( translation by Sofanfan )

Makes two 8-inch loaf or 12 ( 4-inch ) rolls

280 grams bread flour 
200 grams whole wheat flour
50 grams caster sugar
7 grams salt 
10 grams instant yeast 
60 grams whisked egg
140 grams milk I used UHT whole milk , warm 
120 grams Tangzhong 
50 grams unsalted butter I used warm melted butter 
I've added 3 tablespoon of warm water

egg wash to glaze

For the filling :

Cream cheese and ham filling : 60 grams cream cheese ( at room temperature ) , 30 grams cooked ham ( cut into a small dice ) and 1 1/2 tablespoons snipped cilantro leaves ; combine ingredients and set aside .

Nutella : about 2 teaspoons each for 4 piece of ( 78 grams ) dough 

Tomato and ricotta pesto : about 1 1/2 teaspoons each 

* In a large mixing bowl , combine the two flours , sugar , salt and yeast , use a whisk to mix everything together . Make a well in the center and pour in the whisked egg , milk , water , Tangzhong  and melted butter . Using a wooden spoon or a sturdy spatula or your hand , mix until it forms a shaggy dough  . 

* Tip in dough onto the work surface and knead until dough is soft and elastic , about 13 minutes . Form dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly-oiled mixing bowl , turn dough once then cover tightly with a plastic wrap . Let dough rise into a warm place until doubled in size . 

* Divide dough into ( 4 pieces , 220 grams each , if making 2 loaf bread ) 12 ( my final dough is 940 grams ) equal pieces and form into a small balls , let rest , lightly-covered , for 15 minutes . 

* Roll each dough into 8 1/2 or 9-inches long and about 4 1/2-inches wide , spread the filling , and roll filled dough into log . About 1/2-inch from the top of the log , make a cut all the way through then braid together , keeping the cut side up and connect both ends together . Put rolls into a lightly-oiled 4-inch baking tins or a 4-inch baking paper cups . Cover and repeat with the rest . 

* Let rolls rise until doubled in size . 

* Meanwhile , preheat oven at 180°C . Glaze rolls with egg wash and bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown . Serve warm or at room temperature . 






This post is linked to the bloghop event Little Thumbs up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY . This month's theme is CHEESE and is hosted by Alice of I Love. I Cook . I Bake .


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This post is also linked to the Cook your Books event organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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16 comments:

  1. Hi Anne
    These varieties flavour braided bread looks so inviting. So beautifully and perfect made.

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  2. These twisted buns look so GOOD! I will start with the nutella please .

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  3. Wow! I can tell you love these bread lol, looks wonderful! Each and every one of them! I want to bake some too!

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  4. I have no time to make bread now because the CNY, so can you throw few for me for tomorrow breakfast, hehehe.. They sound absolutely good!

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  5. Beautiful rolls, Anne! I'm very relieved that all these ingredients were not in one bread...LOL...you had me worried for a second! But I know you better than that...3 winners here!

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  6. Anne, WOW! These braided breads look so pretty and delicious! I love that you made them in sweet and savoury so that I've both :D

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  7. One recipe... Three variations! Very clever, Anne!!!

    I did the same for one of the Tang Zhong recipe by Christine but used two different cheeses... Boring me! ha ha ha. Sorry that I'm not as creative as you :D

    Zoe

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  8. oh wow, Ann, you need to start a bakery!

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  9. Hi Anne! You are an expert at making these rolls, they are stunning! And three flavors to pick from? I can't make up my mind!

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  10. hi Anne, The buns look gorgeous and mouth watering! Now i am craving these for supper :p

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  11. Hi Ann,
    Wow, such gorgeous buns! I love both sweet and savoury, though I would choose towards savoury anytime! And I have yet to meet anyone who does not like Nutella! LOL!
    I love the shape of your buns! They are calling for a cup of hot cappuccino !
    Thanks for linking!

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  12. Three recipes in one post. Anne, you have out done yourself by making so gorgeous rolls. I love all the flavors.

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  13. Hi Anne, wow.... your bread look so cute and pretty. Well done, they are really perfect. I wish I can have 2 now, I go make coffee for you. :))

    Best regards.

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  14. World Nutella Day is February 5th this year Anne. I know how I'm celebrating except, I haven't baked bread in forever, lol...Perhaps you will bake another:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...One bread so many delicious fillings:)

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  15. Hi Anne, wow I love how u braided the bread! And how can I choose which one for me? I want all! :)
    Thks for linking this up at LTU cheese :)

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  16. the buns are so pretty! if i were to pick, i would like to have the ricotta and tomato pesto cos i nvr had one before!!

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