Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bread Recipes

The bread competition was over and as I have promise you, here are the recipes for the 5 breads which I am going to share with all of you. What I am proud of myself is I have the guts to go for that competition to compete with the 5 stars hotel chefs. Cheh wah!!! This year there is no Gold Medal for Bread Showpiece - no one qualified for that. Being the first timer, I don't expect to win anything but just want to gain some experience. The result came out in the afternoon for Silver and Bronze Medal. Hmmmmm............ my name is not there. So, no chance liau but I were not unhappy about it. I know I will not get it. Later in the afternoon, my friend call up and told me I got a Diploma for that. Har???? Never hear b4 leh. Only know Diploma is obtain in colleges not from competition leh. But that is what I got!!! *scratch head*

This is my certificate which is sign by the Penang Chief Minister. Ahem!!! Don't play play har. By profession, I am only a secretary but hor can challenge with the 5 star hotel chefs too. My sifu and friends are asking me to go to KL in August for another competition. Aiyoh!!! I don't want to embarrass myself again leh. I only need to brush up for my centrepiece only which I am not good at. Centrepiece is made from bread dough which is mean for decoration and not for makan har.

The bread which I submit for the competition are:-


700g Water
100g Rye Flour
900g Bread Flour
80g Millet
100g Millet Seed
40g Brown Sugar
14g Salt
20g Instant Dried Yeast
20g Bread Improver

1. Place all the dried ingredients in the mixer bowl. Stir it well.
2. Add water and beat till dough is elastic.
3. Put the dough to rest for 30 minutes or till double in size.
4. Then, shape the dough and put in the loaf pan.
5. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
6. Bake at 200C for 35 minutes.


150g Water
260g Orange juice with some pulp
2 no Egg
750g Bread flour
20g Milk powder
110g Sugar
6g Salt
12g Instant Dried Yeast
4tbsp Grated orange rind
80g Dried cranberries
60g Chop walnuts
16g Bread improver

2tbsp Apricot Puree – for glazing

1. Place the bread flour, milk powder, sugar, salt, yeast and bread improver in the mixer bowl.
2. Add water and mix. Slowly, add in the orange juice and egg.
3. When the dough is well beat and elastic, put in the grated orange rind , dried cranberries and chop pecan nuts. Mixed well.
4. Then, put the dough aside for resting for about 30 minutes.
5. Shape into any shape you desired and further rest for 20 minutes.
6. Bake at 200C for 20 minutes.

70g Milk
4 nos Egg
450g Bread flour
6g Salt
30g Sugar
100g Melted butter
10g Instant dried yeast
10g Bread improver

1egg yolk + 15g milk for glazing

1. Place all the dry ingredients in the mixer and stir to mix well.
2. Then, add in milk and mix for a while. After that, add egg.
3. Beat till it’s almost elastic and add butter.
4. Beat till ready and put the dough on rest for 30minutes or double in size.
5. Shape it and place in the mould and further rest for 20 minutes.
6. Bake at 200C for 20 minutes.


170g Milk
240g Water
2 Eggs
800g Bread Flour
100g Corn Meal
15g Sugar
10g Salt
11g Instant Dried Yeast
160g Corn in Cream
50g Butter

1. Place all the dry ingredient and stir well.
2. Add water and eggs to mix. Then, put in the corn.
3. After that, add butter and beat till elastic. Put the dough for rest for about 30 minutes or till double in size.
4. Then, shape the dough to desired size. Cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
5. Bake at 200oC for 20 minutes.


450g Water
700g Bread flour
50g Wholemeal flour
20g Milk powder
6g Salt
24g Sugar
12g Instant dried yeast
14g Bread improver

80g Black olive, chopped
120g Feta cheese, crumbled
2tbsp Olive oil for brushing

1. Mix the bread flour, wholemeal flour, milk powder, salt, sugar and dried yeast in the mixer. Stir it.
2. Pour in the water to mix well and elastic.
3. When the dough is about to ready, add the black olive oil and feta cheese. Mix well.
4. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes or till double in size.
5. Mould to the desired shape. Further rest for 20 minutes.
6. Bake at 200C for 15 to 20 minutes.

If you guys ask me which is my favourite then, it will be dried cranberries with orange roll and feta cheese with black olive.
Bread lover out there, do try this and give me your feedback how it turn out to be............ HAPPY BAKING!!!!


Wingz said...

wuahhh!! see ledi also lau hau sui!!! btw where can get rye flour one ha?

mspretty said...

oh...bread recipes hahaha...
been try baked bread,but it dont work...out layer ok,but inner aii....will try this,THKS>

Bit Nee said...

Wah am so proud of you la my friend...from a secretary to a renowned chief baker! ehehe... Summore all the bread looks so yummy...haha I am just looking when u can bake the bread and bring it to me in KL? I want the 2 recommended by u :P

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Wahlaue!! From secretary to chef!!!The bread look very yummy.

babe_kl said...

wished i'm in penang so i can buy stuff from your shop :(

Rabbit said...

I want eat!! Fedex to me duck mou? =p

erinalaw said...

Wingz - i am not sure where to get rye in kl but you wan, you can always ask me ok?

mspretty - this could be due to your oven. Maybe too hot, outside masak liau and inside still belum masak. Try to cut down the heat. I am not too sure of your oven too.

Bit Nee - can always tell me what you wan to eat and when i go down to kl can just drop it for you mah.

hor ny - not bad leh! This secretary also very canggih hor.... hahaha

babe_kl - you can always buy online from my shop mah. We have an e-comm shop mah. visit me at

rabbit - can!!! Address please.

King's wife said...

Wow, must make so types for the competition gah?
Win or not, they all look damn delicious. Thanks for the recipes.
BTW, I tried baking the kiwi muffin today. Sedap! I love the crust outside and the crunchiness of the seeds. :)

King's wife said...

I meant so *many types...

erinalaw said...

King's wife - got 4th placing, they called it Diploma. We must made 5 different type of bread using different type of dough. Muffin.....yummy leh.

Min said...

Erina, your shop was such a pleasant find. I cannot walk past a bakery supplies shop without stopping by :D Any idea if your bread recipes will work with a bread machine? To knead with a bread machine and then shaped and baked in a conventional oven? I'm good with cakes but not bread :-P

erinalaw said...

Min - Thanks for dropping by. It should not be a problem to use bread maker but for those bread that I added cranberries, feta cheese and olive, please put these ingredients at the end when the kneading by machine is done. Otherwise, you will break it. Happy Baking!!!

Kenny Ng said...

U terror la... can I taste it?

Chen said...

looks yummy..
where's your shop ah?

Anonymous said...

Where to buy sour cream and corn meal? Is corn meal the same as corn flour?