Tofu 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.
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)
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
- 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.
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!The napkin fold is called Bishop’s hat. Congratulations Pope Frances! Good luck! I wish you the best.The green butter on the tofu bread was perhaps too much for breakfast? Go brush your teeth, quick!Irish hot chocolate? No, it’s a regular cup of my hot chocolate with an Irish motif.
Corned beef – must have dish for Irish celebration. The meat comes from the butcher not from package which means it is less salty.Busy 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.
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!