Monday, June 27, 2011

Bread, bread, bread!

I made all these! With my friend Indra at baking class! Making bread from scratch is really cool. Kneading the dough needs some serious elbow grease, best for venting frustrations or generally calling people that you don't like bad names. So the course was quite timely, on a Saturday after a hard week at work. 

The two of us brought our cameras, and took turns taking pictures of each other. So you probably see my fingers in the pictures on Indra's blog, and vice versa. There were 12 of us in the class, and we made five variations of bread with a soft bread dough - coffee bun, char siew bun, sausage bun, lotus paste bun, braided loaf.
Lotus paste bun.
Char siew bun.
Coffee buns straight out of the oven.
Indra hard at work.
Lotus paste bun - done! Sprinkled with poppy seeds.

The fruits of our labour.
Now that I know how easy it is to make bread, I'll make it for the kids. It beats the preservative-laden loaves on supermarket shelves. And I can make it any variation I want - with wholemeal flour, raisins, oatmeal, oatbran and more - and make it organic!

Check out Indra's post on the class is here, complete with recipes and step-by-step instructions.

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