Almost got myself a bread maker. The idea of smelling freshly baked bread from the moment I wake up at 6am in the morning is really tempting. But I backed out last minute as I still like to style my breads in different shapes, like this “flower” shape bun baked in a 6 inch cake pan. Well, at least $150 saved!
The recipe is the basic bread version from the book <<新手零失敗超手感麵包>>. It wasn’t as fluffy as I thought it would be, given that the dough rose quite a bit. I managed to finish it in a day with kaya and butter, but I think it will turn denser the next day.
I like the book as it has other simple recipes such as stews, a soup, salads and some jam spreads that the author Backe actually serves at her homecafe in Japan. How nice it is to enjoy food at a homecafe!