I have never tried making my own bread before and this is my first attempt in trying to bake bread. While baking, aroma of the bread fills my kitchen and I am in love of making my own bread! I am using the Rowenta oven to ferment and proof the bread dough. Aware of the bread proofing function of my Rowenta OC7868 oven and finally got the opportunity to try and test it. Here are step by step Apricot and Walnut Bread Recipes using Rowenta oven. Thanks Scharlie for the bread recipe!
|BREAD FLOUR||350 gm|
|DRIED YEAST||2 tsp|
|BROWN SUGAR||1 tsp|
|DRIED APRICOT||115 gm [chopped]|
|CHOPPED WALNUT||55 gm|
1. Pour A into the mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
2. Mix B together and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour B into the A and add the chopped Apricot and walnut.
4. Mix them thoroughly and the dough should be free from the side of the bowl.
5. Put the dough onto the table and continue to knead the dough for another 10 minutes.
6. The dough should be very elastic.
7. Proof the dough in the oven using Menu 14 for 1 hour or double in size.
After (Double in Size after 1hr)
8. Knock it down and cut into 3 dough.
9. Put it on a baking tray and proof for the second time on Menu 14 for about 40 minutes or till almost double in size.
10. Take it out from the oven and cover with oil plastic or damp cloth.
11. Change the oven to traditional mode and preheat to 205 degree celsius.
12. Once preheat ready, bake the dough for 12 to 15 minutes or till golden brown on lower rack.
13. When the bread is out of the oven, brush it with butter or margarine.
14. Cool it before serving.
1. Always bake on lower rack and bread product can only bake 1 tray at a time.
2. The bread loaf can be brush with Apricot jam or top with water icing.
3. You can soak the apricot in water or rum for 2 to 3 hours to soften it.
Although bread making is time consuming, the process of making the bread and the final product makes it worthwhile. Seeing my family members enjoying eating my homemade bread make me happy too. I am so glad that it was sucess on my first attempt of bread making. Practice makes perfect and i will keep on trying and perfect my bread making. Weekend is coming and if you have time, feel free to try out apricot and walnut bread recipe.