Monday, 15 December 2014

Media Invite: Panasonic Cooking Demo Class for X'mas Goodies

I blogged about the Bake Fest previously, but seems like I haven't got enough of baking yet. So I'm introducing to you baking addicts about Panasonic's Bread Maker (SD-P104). This would be suitable for either the bread lovers or people who just enjoy baking, like me!

Before you exit this page carrying the mindset that you're one who can neither cook nor bake, read this. The steps are absolutely fuss-free if you want to bake simple fresh loaves of bread for everyday consumption. You don't really need much cooking experience to bake because the bread maker will do everything for you.

ALL you need to do, is to measure the ingredients required and just dump everything into the compartments accordingly. Simple, isn't it?

I'll be sharing the recipes that I got from Panasonic below! Read on for more. 




Fragrant Mixed Wheat Bread



Ingredients:
  • 75g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 175g Bread Flour
  • 10g Butter
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 2tbsp Castor Sugar
  • 1tbsp Milk powder
  • 200ml Cold Water
  • 1tsp Instant Yeast
  • 30g Sunflower Seeds 
  • 10g Melon seeds
  • 30g Raisins
  • 20g Black Sesame Seeds
  1. Place above ingredients (except mixed nut and yeast) in the bread pan.
  2. Place yeast into the yeast dispenser and nuts into the nut dispenser
  3. Select Menu no. 2 for "Rapid" mode, and select "Raisin" mode, next press start
  4. Once ready, remove bread from pan, leave to cool before cutting




See, the instructions look so easy and straightforward isn't it?

You don't have to worry about under-mixing or over-mixing the ingredients. Everything is done automatically in the bread maker. It's really convenient, don't you think? You can even set the timer ahead of time and prepare the ingredients just before you head to bed, and have yourself waking up to the aroma of bread in the morning.

Did you know that the bread that you bought outside is actually still considered unhealthy? Especially with all the preservatives added in, imagine how much you're gonna take into your body if you consume bread daily?



Flavoured Bun Rolls


Ingredients:
For dough:
  • 280g High-gluten Flour
  • 50g Butter
  • 3tbsp Castor Sugar
  • 160ml Cold Water
  • Some Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 25g Egg (Beaten)
  • 2tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 Egg (for egg wash)
Method:
  1. Add all the ingredients into the bread pan except yeast into the yeast dispenser
  2. Select bread dough no.9, next press start
  3. Press "Stop" when you hear the beep sound. Take out dough
  4. Use spatula to divide the dough into 12 even pieces, shape them into balls, cover with towel, rest for about 15minutes
  5. Shape them into desired shape
  6. Spray water on it and allow it to ferment for about 50minutes (till dough rise double in size at a temperature of 40℃)
  7. Egg wash bun, top with desired ingredients and bake in a preheated oven at 200℃ for about 14-15minutes. 



Some of the bloggers trying out how to roll the dough into mini round shapes. 





This is my favourite bun of the day! Especially when it's piping hot just out of the oven, super delicious! I can't help but take a few more servings of this. The melted mozzarella cheese was a perfect addition to the bun.

Homemade buns but they look really delicious and taste even better than those sold outside.

Glutinous Rice Kueh (Muah Chee)


Ingredients:
  • 250g Glutinous Rice Flour (Mixed with 375ml water)
  • 1tbsp Shallot Oil
Serving:


  • 60g Fine Sugar
  • 150g Ground Peanut
  • Some roasted Sesame Seed (Blended) 
  • (Mix above together only when ready to serve)
  1. Place glutinous rice flour, water, and shallot oil in bread pan
  2. Select mode no. 2, press start
  3. In last 10 minutes, stir dough with wooden chopsticks
  4. Once ready, cut dough into bite size and coat with peanut mixture
  5. Serve.



Fresh Focaccia


Ingredients:
For Bread:
  • 350g Bread Flour
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1tbsp Castor Sugar
  • 1tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1 1/4tsp Salt
  • 225ml Cold Water
  • 1tsp Instant Yeast
For Toppings:
  • 200g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2tbsp Olive Oil
  • Some Rosemary & Paprika
  • 80g Black Olives
  • Some Black Pepper
  • 140g Mozzarella Cheese (cut into 1cm cube)
  1. Place all the ingredients into the bread pan except yeast in the yeast dispenser
  2. Select menu 10 and press start. Display shows 45minutes
  3. Once ready, remove dough from the bread pan and knead it on a lightly flavoured surface until elastic and springs back when touched 
  4. Divide dough into 2 portions, shape dough into a flat circle and place it onto baking paper
  5. Press the cherry tomatoes, black olives and mozzarella cheese into the dough
  6. Leave dough to rise at 40℃ for about 50minutes or till it doubles in size
  7. Brush the surface with olive oil, sprinkle with black pepper, rosemary and paprika
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 210℃ for about 16minutes





This reminds me of a Margherita Pizza! The crust is crunchy and the bread texture is soft inside. And I can't stop repeating how nice is the Mozzarella cheese. You should add it in ALL recipes (or most). Maybe I'll even throw in prawns, hams, and make lots of other varieties.

This Cooking Demo really changed my perception of baking homemade bread. I never knew it was this simple and easy. My mum was initially against getting a bread maker as she assumed that it would be very troublesome. But after knowing about all these, she was more open to the idea, especially because she's a very health-conscious person.

Imagine baking all these yummy bread, and bringing to school or work to impress your colleagues or friends!

If you're interested, visit www.panasonic.com for more information!

Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic for the invite! ☺

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