Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Heavy Weight

Tofu Bread

_DSC8533Tofu bread may have created such a stir last year in Japan. I just didn’t know about it until recently - All the ingredients go into the bread maker and push the rapid bake button – sounds super easy, right? I let my husband do the work since he is a King of Bread._DSC8518

Although this bread is very moist, it is also unexcitingly heavy.  I guess all the water content of tofu makes it bloated? It was an interesting recipe...I neither love or hate this weak flavor. Yes! Definitely it needs more punches or an upper cut, or maybe just a bit of a jab. My husband  thinks this recipe requires a bit of training and he’s positive it could throw a knock out punch in the next round. Whatever honey, but is this worth fighting for?

Ingredients and how-to for 1 loaf of bread (my husband doubled the recipe because Japanese bread maker is smaller)

Necessary Equipment – bread maker, food scale _DSC8524

  • Butter, margarine or olive oil 25g

  • Milk 80cc
  • Tofu (soft type 絹ごし) 150g
  • Salt 3g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Bread flour 250g
  • Dry yeast 3g
  1. Put ingredients in bread maker in the order written ( our bread maker does not have a built-in yeast dispenser, to protect the yeast from touching the liquids and salt right away, the yeast should be put in last) and choose the Rapid-Bake course. Note: Rapid-Bake makes bread with a trendy (in Japan) pale color and soft crust but it’s optional.
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Because my husband and my son are part Irish, we make a fuss around St.Patrick's Day. Is it when the Irish eyes are smiling? No, Oh Danny boy!_DSC8548_DSC8476_DSC8480The napkin fold is called Bishop’s hat. Congratulations Pope Frances! Good luck! I wish you the best._DSC8490The green butter on the tofu bread was perhaps too much for breakfast? Go brush your teeth, quick!_DSC8606Irish hot chocolate? No, it’s a regular cup of my hot chocolate with an Irish motif. _DSC8607

Corned beef – must have dish for Irish celebration. The meat comes from the butcher not from package which means it is less salty._DSC8622Busy Sunday, no time to make dessert. I settled for gold nuggets (Ferrero Rochers). Though I didn’t see a rainbow that day, I felt lucky._DSC8592

The Yellow Cake my son made from scratch last week was good. We’re all polite – no you go ahead, have the last piece, no you take it, I insist – now it is all dried up. _DSC8515

Advertised in Garden magazine, “Be the first to own Raspberry Shortcake plants”.  I drove to the garden center and got one. I hope I beat everybody else._DSC8549_DSC8550

Signs of Spring are everywhere. The slug knows it too._DSC8575_DSC8569_DSC8560

The friend’s 90th birthday party invitation reads ‘No gift please’, so I went empty handed. It was a lovely celebration lunch. She gave each of us a gift of a potted flower (Begonia). She is like a precious jewel. I felt privileged to have been invited… I can’t believe I forgot my camera yet again!_DSC8484

 

12 comments:

  1. Love that photo of the tiny piece of yellow cake...its also a typical sight in our home...only I conclude that somebody got shy. Love reading how you enjoyed your week, you're good in seeing the good bits of life..it's always inspiring:)

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  2. 豆腐パン!すごいすごい!食べてみたいです。いいなぁー最新のパン焼き機!欲しいけど、炭水化物好きの私にはかなり危険です(笑)。素敵なSt. Patrick's Dayを過ごされたみたいで。全ておいしそうー!!

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    1. Thank you Nami chan. 春休みは何をしてるのかな? 

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  3. I love to read your blog! You are very funny!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I have been influenced by my husband's quirky sense of humor.

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  4. I agree with Pam Craft. I always find myself smiling while I'm reading your blog. BTW, the last piece always gets left at my working place 'cause nobody wants to wash the dish. Hahahaha!

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    1. Thank you so much. I like your sense of humor too.

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  5. Never heard of Tofu bread before. thanks for sharing that!

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    1. Thank you Kankana. I enjoyed your trip post along with gorgeous photos.

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  6. Hi,
    You make me extremely hungry here. I have never tried tofu bread. It looks so delicious.

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    1. Thanks Tataya. I hope you're enjoying the Japan's cherry blossom season.

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