Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Champion Sweet Potato Bread (Oven-baked in a Pullman tin)


Shortly after making the Champion Bread Loaf, I decided to make a Champion Sweet Potato Bread variation of this bread by adding sweet potato.

I bought some purple sweet potato a few days ago and suddenly had this urge to add this to my bread since purple sweet potato has high nutritional values. This time round I used my trusted Zoji breadmaker to knead the bread dough and then when the dough is proofed, baked in the oven in the San Neng Pullman tin (SN2052, 196 x 106 x 110mm) I bought from Phoon Huat. My friend Cheryl shared that in addition to using the 'Dough' function, increasing the kneading time by adding the 'Pasta Dough' function first will yield even better results.

My girl went ooohh and aahhh because the bread was in her favourite colour - PURPLE! Again, super love this recipe as the texture is so soft and fluffy even after 2 days!


Super soft and fluffy texture!

Champion Sweet Potato Bread (Oven-baked in a Pullman tin)
refer to my notes in red if baking bread using breadmaker

Ingredients:
(A) Sweet Potato Puree
200g Purple sweet potato
40-45g water

(B)
Sweet Potato Puree (A)
198g Milk
300g Bread flour
24g Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Instant yeast
15g Unsalted butter

Method:
1. Microwave the sweet potato with some water for 4 minutes. Pour away excess water and mash the sweet potato.

2. Place all ingredients into the pan except butter based on the sequence listed above or by following your breadmaker manufacturers' instructions regarding the order of liquid/dry ingredients.
(I'm using Zojirushi breadmaker. I placed all the wet ingredients first, followed by the dry ingredients. Make a dent at the centre of the flour and pour the yeast in the dent last, making sure the yeast does not touch the liquid, sugar and salt.)

3. Make the selection for 'Pasta Dough' setting on your breadmaker.
(For my Zojirushi breadmaker, I chose the 'Cookie/Pasta Dough')

4. Press start and the machine will start kneading the dough. 

5. After the machine has finished its course of kneading under 'Pasta Dough' setting, make the selection for 'Dough' setting. (For baking bread in the breadmaker, I will select 'Soft' mode selection.)

6. Press start and the machine will start kneading the dough after resting for 15 minutes. Add in the butter during this resting stage.

7. Let the breadmaker do the rest. (For baking bread in the breadmaker, the bread will be ready in about 3 hours for 'Soft' mode selection. Skip to step 12.)

8. When the bread dough is proofed, the machine will beep to signal the end of the 'Dough' function. Remove dough from the pan, punch it down and divide into 3 portions.

9. Roll up each portion and place in the pullman tin. Proof for 40 minutes with lid on until the dough rises to about 90% of the tin. (My pullman tin is San Neng brand SN2052, 196 x 106 x 110mm)

10. Bake in preheated oven at 200ºC for 40 minutes.

11. When the bread is done, remove the bread from the tin immediately and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.



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25 comments:

  1. What an interesting idea to add sweet potato to bread! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi, sorry I'm not able to address you as you did not leave behind your name.
    Thanks for dropping by and do try this out!

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  3. I love the beautiful purple bread of yours. Looks so tender and soft.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. I love the colours too. :)
      I've been wanting to make this again recently but have not been able to find any purple sweet potatoes in the supermarkets near my place.

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  4. Hi LY, I just love your purple bread, so gorgeous! I am glad to note that the bread turned out so good! I will add sweet potatoes next time I bake champion toast! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi, I would like to know what makes you choose the cookie/pasta mode first before the dough mode. I have the same model of bread machine to you and sometimes get confused how to convert recipes to BM mode. Thanks!

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  6. Hi Ellen, I chose the pasta mode as I want to increase the kneading time. Like you, I'm also learning more about this BM. :)

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  7. Hi, if I am using BM to bake do I still have to select pasta dough mode if i am using soft mode?

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    1. Hi Yee Fong,
      I've also used the recipe to bake using BM. I selected pasta dough mode first and then continue with soft mode so as to have a longer kneading time. :)

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  8. I am interested in buying this san neng pullman tin. Can you let me know where did you buy. Thanks.

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  9. Hi LY, thanks for the recipe but I do not have a breadmaker, so I intend to knead by hand. Would it be possible? Could you please brief through the instructions for hand kneading for this bread? Thank you so much!!

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    1. Hi Liz, thanks for dropping by.
      This bread can be kneaded by hand or using a mixer, though I've not attempted it and have always kneaded my bread dough using my breadmaker. I'm afraid I do not have the exact instructions to advise, but reading from books and bread recipes, you will knead your dough until window pane stage. Then cover your dough in a plastic wrap and proof the dough for about an hour or until the dough double in volume. Thereafter, on a slightly floured surface, punch down the dough and divide into 3 portions. The rest would follow from step 9.
      Hope this helps.

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  10. Hi I followed your recipe but the dough was too wet to handle after mixing in the BM. Did you have the same problem or do I need to reduce the amount of milk?

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    1. Hi Joyce,
      Did you drain off all excess water during mashing of the sweet potato? It will be wet to handle if this is the case. Then you can either adjust by reducing the milk. Otherwise, you could add bread flour while kneading by teaspoon until the mixture is easy to handle.

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  11. Hi LY, yeah I drained off the excess water. I added plain flour while kneading but the bread turned out quite dense and heavier than the usual bread if I just use the normal recipe without the addition.. Will try to reduce the liquid next time

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    1. Hi Joyce,
      Too much flour added can also cause the bread to be dense. Perhaps you can also increase the kneading time by hand. It happened to me during my first try as I hadn't drained off the excees water from the steaming. It was messier but the additional kneading helped.

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  12. Hi LY,
    May i know if you are using the Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini breadmaker (BB-HAC10)? Is this recipe's quantity for this breadmaker? Because I'm using this model.

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    1. Hi, My breadmaker is a Zojiroshi BB-HAQ10 and can make a 1 pound bread.

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    2. Thanks...it's the same. will try out your recipe. thanks for your prompt reply.

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  13. Can you bake this in the bread machine instead of using the oven?

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    1. Hi Daniel, yes you can. For my Zojirushi, I will choose the 'soft' bread mode.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Very soft and moist bread. And the color was so lovely.

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    1. Hi WonderWoman,
      Thank you. It's my pleasure to share. I love this bread too! :)

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