I've been dreaming to own Bread Maker for such a long time. I just hate the idea of kneading, maybe it's because I'm terrible at them. Isn't that great to have the machine work its magic for you?.
I decided to buy the Panasonic Bread Maker SD-257 as I heard many good reviews about them. My friend from Kyoto was also encouraged me to buy this type of Panasonic Bread Maker when I was on holiday in Japan couple months ago. Imagine how many kg's would be added to our luggage capacity if I have bought this bread maker back home?. So, my friend has done some research and told me this type of bread maker is also available in Australia. How amazing! Another great thing is I bought this appliance on sale at Harvey Norman, I couldn't be any happier. So I started using them as often as I could. Yay, I can play around and bake some fancy bread now.
The Panasonic Bread maker SD-257 gives 10 bread different options: Basic, whole wheat, rye, french, italian, brioche, sandwich, gluten free, pizza and also bake only option for tea bread and cakes. I love the bread maker that gives lots of range options such as three different loaf size, three crust colour, the bake rapid options which means the bread will be ready in 2 hours and last but not least, lots of choices for dough options e.g rolls, croissant, french dough for crusty french sticks and buns. The machine is very easy to use, I thought it may give me a headache at first but I was wrong.. They are actually pretty straight forward machine. I must say that this added to my great kitchen investment.
This time I decided to use the machine for kneading the dough only and I baked the "chocolate milk bread" in the oven, just for my own experiment. Next time I'll do everything for this recipe in the machine, less hustle for me, yay.. Ok, let's put the product into the test..
Chocolate Milk Bread
520g Bread Flour
60g Plain flour
1.5 teaspoon Dry Yeast
2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoon Milk Powder
190ml Whipping Cream
80g Caster Sugar
200g Chocolate Chip
1. Mix all the ingredients into bread machine. Set into dough function. Let it rest and rise in the machine until double its size.
2. Remove from the tin and divide the dough for 5 equal portion and shape into a ball.
3. Lightly dust the flour onto the surface, flatten the ball, roll out and add the chocolate chip. Roll it up tightly. Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
4. Place them in the greased bread tin. Set aside and let it rise for approximately 1 hour.
5. Bake at 180º Celcius for about 35-40 minutes. Serve.