Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bread Rolls, mixed in TMX and Baked in Air Fryer.

I smile every time i think of this recipe and process. 4 or 6 bread rolls in less than  1  hour,  costing 50 cents. They also reheat beautifully in the Air Fryer in less than 5 minutes.
I used 1/2 the No Fuss recipe,  found on this Blog,  but to save you looking will print the whole recipe from go to wo.
I used a Philips Air Fryer XL,  cost , about $400.
250g. Bakers or bread flour. (I use Laucke Crusty White Mix) if not add 1 teaspoon each of sugar and salt.
160 g. warm water.
1 generous teaspoon of dried yeast.
Place all ingredients into TMX bowl and knead for 3 mins.
Tip on the lightly floured mat and divide into portions for the number of rolls required.
( 5 makes generous  dinner rolls 0f about 80g. each)
Line a round tin that fits into the Air Fryer,  sitting on the mesh.
Place the small buns in the lined dish and spray with water and cover with plastic wrap or a shower cap.
Leave in a warm place to double.  Usually 20 mins to 30 mins
When double brush with egg wash ,  if you wish.
Set pan into Air Fryer and switch on.(Air Fryer should be cold)
160 o for 7 minutes
180 o for  4 minutes
180 o for 3 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
The baked rolls will be about 3 tomes the original dough size.
The dish I used to bake the rolls on is 18cm in diameter and 7 cm high.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sour Dough Bread, Baked in Mini Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Given the success of the bread cooked in the slow cooker,  I decided to buy a mini slow cooker. 1 and 1/2 liters.  why not Sour Dough and why not Fruit bread.?  Both proved very successful.
SD will not be hurried ,so there is little time saved, however the real bonus is that unlike oven baked SD,  this bread when toasted does not burn around the edges.

180g bread flour,( I use Laucke Crusty White Mix) If using Bread flour add 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and sugar.
170 SD starter
80g.  warm water.

Place all ingredients in TMX and Knead for 4 minutes.
Line Slow Cooker bowl with silicon or baking paper.  Make sure there are no holes for the dough to leak through.
Scrape dough into lined bowl.
Spray with water and place lid on.
Place in warm place to double. May take up to 6 hours.
Sprinkle with seeds,(optional)
When doubled, place into Slow Cooker and turn on to HIGH.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

These times are based upon a cheap, ($20) 1  1/2 liter SC from Safeway.
The doubling time will depend upon the warmth of the rising atmosphere.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bread baked in Slow Cooker.

It has been very hot in Southern Australia and no one wants to light up their oven and heat the kitchen.  I could make bread in my Bread Maker  but kept thinking of my friend Judy who loves to make bread but has no Bread Maker.  As I roamed the internet I came across several sites where people had experimented with baking bread in their slow cooker.  Like all bread makers I put my own spin on this idea.  here is the recipe that seems to suit our tastes.
Basically you make your dough, line SC , place bread in and turn it on hot. 1  hour 45 minutes to 2 hours later you have a large loaf of bread.  As the top is not brown,  spray with oil and place under grill for a few minutes.

350g white Bread flour, ( I use Laucke Crusty White Bread Mix)
150g German Grain Mix, (Laucke)
320 mls of warm water
2 generous teaspoons of dry yeast
1 dessertspoon of oil, ( I used Walnut oil)


Place all ingredients in TMX bowl and Knead for 4 minutes.
Dust with flour a large sheet of baking paper or silicon mat with flour .
When dough is kneaded turn bowl upside  down on to sheet. remove as much dough as possible with floured hands. You may need to place bowl back and Turbo for a few seconds to spin the remaining dough to the side of the bowl.
Form into a roughly round shape.
lift paper and place into SC.
Spray with water.
Place lid on and turn on to high.
After 1 3/4 hours test loaf with digital thermometer.  It should read 200 to 210.F
Switch grill in oven on.

Remove bread by lifting baking paper.
Slide bread off paper and spray with oil
Place under grill and watch it as it will brown very quickly. 
Allow to cool before cutting.