i always get fascinated looking at those swirl bread loaves made by fellow bloggers around here. Well even if you dont love eating bread but looking at those swirls on the bread, you might want to have a piece of that. Yah, it's my first time making this kind of bread loaf , using sweet potatoes as flavour. There are a few varieties of sweet potatoes available at my place here, initially i wanted to get the indonesian type of sweet potatoes as i'm used to using that for kuehs but was not able to find that, instead i got some very own malaysian homegrown sweet potatoes, the seller told me that this is just as sweet and soft..infact i love the colour of its flesh, very orangey orange.
|the sweet potatoes|
I baked in a pullman tin 23cmx11cmx11cm
130ml soy milk ( i used milk)
200gm sweet potato puree ( steamed and mashed)
300gm bread flour
155gm plain flour
8gm instant yeast
40gm ground almonds
2tbsp red palm oil ( i used soft butter)
1.Mix together milk and egg
2.In the bowl of mixer, combine bread flour, 65gm plain flour, instant yeast, ground almonds and salt. Pour the milk mixture into the bowl, combined and beat.
3.Continue beating till dough is smooth, add 1 tbsp of butter, keep beating till soft and smooth dough is formed.
4.Divide the dough into 2 portions. Leave 1 portion of dough in mixer bowl and add in sweet potato puree and 90gm of plain flour, keep kneading or beating till sweet potato is fully incorporated and the dough is orange in colour. Add another 1tbsp butter and beat till dough is smooth to touch.
5.Shape both pieces of dough into balls, place on tray , cover and let them proof for 40mins or double its size.
6.Aftr proofing, lightly press the dough to release air, flatten out to 1inch thickness, stack 2 flattened pieces of dough together and roll up tightly to form a roulade. Place the dough into the greased loaf tin, cover and allow to proof for 2nd time for another 40mins or until size is doubled.
7.Preheat oven to 170C, cover the tin with lid and bake for 30mins or unitil done,unmould the loaf and cool on a rack.