Soybean and black sesame Bread
Although I posted this bread recipe in 2012, I would like to do a re-match! I didn’t have a ‘print recipe here’ thingy back then so re-posting is kind of nice and at the same time satisfies our craving for this unique bread.
I purchased the ingredients and handed them to my husband, here they are, Good luck! His came out fluffier and aromatic. Hey, what is your secret? What? New bread maker? When?
Ingredients and Instruction for 1 8x3x4 loaf pan (Print Recipe here)
Equipment: bread maker
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 100 g soybeans
- 250 g bread flour plus extra for dusting work surface
- 4 g instant dry yeast
- 10 g sugar
- 15 g egg beaten
- 170 ml milk
- 15 g butter cut into cubes plus some for greasing the pan
- 5 g salt
- 20 g black sesame seeds
- Dissolve salt in water in a medium size bowl. Soak soybeans overnight.
- Next day - In a bread maker, place flour in a mound, make a little cavity in flour, bury the yeast and cover with flour. Add sugar, egg, then pour milk around the edges of flour. Add the butter and salt.Select dough course and run it.
- About 20 minutes in, add drained and patted dry with paper towel beans and black sesame seeds then continue to let the bread maker finish the process.
- When the dough is ready, put on the flour dusted surface (he didn’t need since he did it on a on silicon pad). Divide the dough in half and make balls. Grease pan with butter and put the two dough balls in the pan. Grease top of the bread balls then cover with plastic wrap. Raise the bread for 2nd time about 50 minutes to 1 hour in a *warm place (122F). * Our kitchen was warm enough so he just let it rise at room temperature.
- Heat oven to 356F. Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Store the slightly warm bread in a plastic bag to keep moist. Serve with butter. Particularly nice toasted.
Variation – let the bread maker do all the work start to finish. We bake in the separate loaf pan because of looks.
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