Coconut bread roll

Last week, my friend, T, invited us to her place and got the little ones to help with baking bread roll. I must say it was fun and the bread delicious and the thick-skinned me got her to share the recipe with me. She got it via a Chinese app and since my Chinese isn’t that good, she translated the ingredients and their quantity for me. I finally got down to baking it this morning so here’s a record of it.

Bread dough

250g bread flour
30g castor sugar
2g salt
3.5g yeast
40g egg
50g whipping cream
75g milk (slightly warm so that it can activate the yeast)
15g unsalted butter at room temperature

I didn’t have the bread maker and did the dough using the standmixer with the dough hook. Basically place all the ingredients together except for the butter and mix together. When they are mixed well, add in the butter and continue to knead until the dough no longer sticks to the side of the mixer bowl. Then run the window pane test.

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Once it’s ready, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and let it proof for about 40 min to 1 hour or until it has increased to double the volume.

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While waiting for the dough to rise, prepare the next set of ingredients – the coconut spread.

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70g coconut flakes (from Cold Storage)
40g egg
25g castor sugar
15g milk powder
10g unsalted butter at room temperature

Mix all the above ingredients together except for the coconut flakes.

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The recipe given recommended using a cake tin that measures 27.6 x 17.8cm but I just use whatever tin or baking tray I have.

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Roll the dough into a rectangular shape and spread the mixture onto the dough.

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Sprinkle the coconut flakes on top of the mixture evenly and then roll the dough from the furthest end to the one nearest to you.

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Cut the dough into 12 pieces and place them onto the baking tray.

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After this, let it proof for about 20 minutes. Do allow some space in between each roll as they will expand when they are being baked. Meanwhile, switch on the oven to 180C.

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Before placing the tray into the oven, I did an egg wash with the remaining amount of egg. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on your oven.

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So, that’s lunch for today. Thanks, Trisa for sharing the recipe! I hope I have translated correctly!

Some photos from that day…

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[Motivational Monday] It takes discipline

Three weeks have passed since my last entry on Motivational Monday and it has not been smooth sailing in terms of my exercise plan.

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It started off well, actually. We and another family went to the beach and did some exercises on one weekend. Faith could ride on her skate-scooter and I could do a slow jog with the stroller alongside her. The pace was good and I felt awesome and sincerely planned to do such a jog when F was in school during the weekdays. But it didn’t happened.

5th week postpartum and things started to get rough. I was trying to establish a routine and I realised it’s not easy with two kids now. I had difficulty dealing with Faith as she threw tantrums and whined over the slightest thing and then Dan needed to be soothed and carried. Just dealing with these two children took up much time and I realised I need to work smarter in the kitchen. So whatever free time I have in the morning (while Faith was in school), it was used to prepare lunch and dinner and to do the other household chores. By the time those were done, it was time to pick Faith up from school. My planned exercises didn’t materialise as a result.

20151124_120609Now that Faith is having her school holidays, things get even trickier. I tried to squeeze in dips and planks whenever I could and climb the eight flight of stairs whenever the kids are not with me. Thankfully, I was invited to try out a machine called the Calorie Burner which helped me eliminate at least 500 calories in half an hour ( I will do a review on that in another post) and that is the only exercise that I was consistent in for the past 2 weeks. Apart from these, exercises were reduced to a bare minimum unless you count household chores as a form of workout.

It’s December come tomorrow and I have targetted to start #bbg this month. ย My gynae has given me good report on my health during my 6th week postpartum checkup and I believe my body can accept more vigorous workout.

Now I just need to be more disciplined and stop popping those Ferrero Rocher into my mouth whenever I feel stressed out dealing with the two kiddos.

Oh, Mr Discipline, please visit me!

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