basic wholewheat loaf
Makes 1 loaf and 4 buns Ingredients 250g bread our
150g whole wheat our
40g caster sugar
260 ml fresh milk
5g instant active yeastƉ
50g whole egg (without shell) 30g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
Cocoa powder 1 Place all the ingredients except butter in a mixer. Knead at medium low speed until it forms a soft, pliable dough.
2 Continue to knead, with a break in between to allow dough to rest once. Once the dough pulls clean from the side of the bowl, it’s ready.
3 Add the butter and continue to knead until it pulls clean from the side of the bowl. Place the dough in greased bowl and cover it. Set aside until it doubles in size, about 1 to
4 Preheat oven to 170 deg C and grease a loaf pan. Punch out the air from the dough and divide into the following portion: four balls of 150g and four balls of 50g. The former is for the loaf while the latter is for the doggie buns.
5 Take some of the dough from the four 50g portions and shape into the doggies’ eyes, nose, ears and mouth. You may leave the doggie buns plain as pictured, or ﬁll them with your preferred ingredients. Colour the dough portion for the ears and nose with cocoa powder.
6 Bake the loaf for 30 minutes and the buns for 15 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool on a rack completely before serving or slicing.