I just posted in my other blog about my new toy, a Kenwood Bread Machine which I got a couple of months back but only finally got to "play" with 2 weeks ago. My first attempt, overly ambitious, was a wholemeal mix seeds bread. Turned out disastrous as I didn't have the right ingredients to start with and did not really read the instructions properly on how to use their recipes.
The 2nd try I did it reading the instructions booklet back to front and following their recipe almost to a T. When the bread was done, looked like bread and smells like bread. It is rather pale looking as I selected the light crust option. There are 2 more shades of crust I can select.
When I sliced it, it looked pretty alright to me.
But when I touched it, it looked kind of coarse to me. Mmm.. it didn't have the texture of Gardenia's bread. When I ate it, that is when I could really tell the difference. It did not have that smooth soft texture.
It was like those cheap brandless roti (bread) we use to buy from the kedai runcit (sundry shops). Easier to swallow down if you steam it first or dunk it into your coffee.
Tried to toast it and eat it with my special omelette with tomatoes and lettuce.
Geez, my bread reminded me of a loofah..that people scrub their bodies with :(
I wonder what went wrong... I have discussed this with babe and she is helping me figure this out.. but I would welcome any and all suggestion to help me improve my texture of the bread. I have reproduced the recipe (this is from the Bread Machine) here :-
White Bread (Bread Machine Recipe) - Loaf size 500g
Unbleached White Bread Flour 350g
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp
Easy blend dry yeast 1 tsp
Thank you.... :)