The price of a loaf of fresh bread has been increase significantly.In the store today, you will see our regular flour or bread flour has a tag written*flour increase*.As for before,price for a loaf of bread is already very expensive to me.Some loafs of bread went from $2.00 to $2.80.These are the highest we have ever paid in our bakeshop.It’s an obvious picture here that the gas is one of the reason due to.There are a number of related issues to this but what can I do!Now I have to bake my own bread.That save a lot.I also notice that its not just the bread,everything has gone up in price too like milk and eggs.Although my bread doesn't look great but it's still taste good.After baking the bread and I used the left over bread dough for the plain steamed bun. My first batch of Pau doesn’t look impressive because the I set the heat too high and open the steamer cover too fast.You need to turn the fire to slow for 1 min then off the fire and let it cool down for 3 mintues before open the steamer cover or else the bun will look like on of this...see!
600g All purpose flour,sifted
240ml cold water
2 tsp Instant yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
50g Castor sugar
70g Butter or Shortening
(1)Knead Part 1 to form a dough called the sponge and let ferment in the bowl for 3-4 hours.
(2)Add Part 2 to the sponge and remix until a dough is formed.
(3)After few minutes of kneading add the shortening and knead until the a smooth dough is formed.
(4)Shape the dough and mould into the loaf pan.
(5)Cover dough with a piece of damp towel until double in bulk for about 45 minutes and bake at 360F .
For loaf of bread bake for 35-40 minutes.
For buns or rolls bake for 8-10 minutes(Approximately 12 buns per tray)