I made this light meal bread once and since then it became a regular munchies for us. We can munch on this the whole day through . When I first saw this recipe on Pook's blog - Dailydelicious , I knew this light meal bread would be a keeper for sure and I have been making this for the family whenever there is a long break for us so that we can munch these little bread while watching movies together. I love the soft texture of the bread and the fillings is simply wonderful. The original recipe calls for sausages but I switched it for bacon. I love the fragrant of pan fried bacon to sausages :p Who doesn't love bacon ?
The first time I made this, I followed the recipe to the T . But after a few times, Jo requested to have mixed herbs in her bread and I did that just for her and gosh , it was like eating pizza in bun form. Since then, I will add a sprinkle of mixed herbs to the bread so that it is more flavorful. The bread is light and fluffy soft. You can munch on it the whole day and yet you won't get bored with it. The pan fried bacons makes it addictive !You can make these light meal bread for parties too...children and adults will love surely love them. I really have to thank Pook for sharing this wonderful light meal bread . I thought it would be great to share her recipe with you guys here ! The photos below are for drooling purposes only :p Make sure your keyboard is not wet through LOL! just kidding...you will only drool when the aroma of freshly baked bread like this is wafting out through your screen :)
Light Meal Breads - Bacon, Tomato & Cheese Bread - adapted from Dailydelicious
200 g bread flour
3 g instant dried yeast
20 g sugar
3 g salt
20 g unsalted butter ( soft )
140 g whole milk
Sausages * I use bacon
Tomatoes ( cut into into small dice )
Mayonnaise and Ketchup * I use Japanese mayo and tomato paste and mixed herbs
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Put the flour, the sugar and yeast in a bowl, whisk to combine, add and salt whisk again. Pour the milk into the bowl.
Use large spoon ( pastry scraper ) to mix everything together, and knead briefly to bring all the ingredients together.
Take the dough out of the bowl and knead, you will see the dough will be elastic after about 2 minutes.
Add the butter and knead by using the heel of your hands to compress and push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself. Give the dough a little turn and repeat. Put the weight of your body into the motion and get into a rhythm. Keep folding over and compressing the dough. Knead for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny, almost satiny.
Or you can also try stretching part of the dough, if it can stretch into a thin sheet without breaking, you've kneaded enough.
Put the dough into a light buttered bowl. Let the dough rise in a warm place until double in size (can be 1 hour or 1 hour and a half check often depend on the temperature).
Take the dough out of the bowl, deflate by touch it lightly.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Butter 10 small tart pans (9 cm.).
Divide the dough into 10 pieces , rest for 10 minutes.
Roll the dough into circle 12 cm., and place the dough into the tart pans.
Use your finger to press the dough until the dough is up to the rim of the pan (without shrinking back).
Place the diced tomatoes, sprinkle again with cheese.
Squeezes the mayonnaise over the bread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the breads are golden brown.
Enjoy and have a great day !
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