Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Soft & Tangy Orange Bread Recipe

This sweet, tangy and soft orange bread makes a refreshing, healthy breakfast.
We made it using the orange juice and marmalade pressies from our Japanese friends, and it's one of our favourite breads so far.

Ingredients
250g strong flour
5g dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
160ml orange juice
2 knobs of butter
orange marmalade

Method
1. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl, and make a well in the middle.
2. Pour the orange juice into the well and add the sugar, yeast and butter.
3. Using a fork, blend in the mixture with the flour slowly until all or most of the flour is mixed in with the mixture.
4. Then using your hands, push and fold the dough until it becomes smooth and silky.
5. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave the dough to proof for an hour or when the dough has doubled its size.
6. Knock the air out with your fist, bashing and squashing it for about 30 seconds.
7. Shape the dough into your preferred shape (small balls, twists etc) and leave it to proof for another 40 minutes.
8. Preheat the oven to 200 deg celsius.
9. When the second proof is done, apply orange marmalade (as much as you like!) to the surface of the bread before baking it for 10-15 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.
10. Serve the bread with tea and enjoy!