Yes! Another taro loaf recipe. But I added 100 gram more flour to have some excess dough for 4 buns, 50g of dough for each bun to be exact. I also filled the buns with cream cheese, with this soft sweet bun recipe, any filling will go with it, just add your favorite.
I can make three loaves of bread with half a taro bought from the market. Even after adding an egg, and a generous slab of butter, the bread appears white, not yellowish. This is what I like about adding taro to Asian style bread recipes.
If you like to bake a loaf for next day’s breakfast and extra four buns for afternoon tea, here’s the recipe:
1 loaf + 4 buns recipe
250g bread flour 50g wholemeal flour 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons raw sugar 1/2 tablespoon instant yeast 100g steamed taro, mashed 1 egg, 70g with shell 30g water 35g cold butter, cubed
In a mixer bowl, mix well the dry ingredients: bread flour, wholemeal flour, yeast, sea salt, and raw sugar with a hand whisk. Add cooled mashed taro, egg, and water to the dry ingredients, and knead with a dough hook attachment on the lowest speed (KA 1) until the ingredients come into a ball. Let the dough stand for 15 minutes, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel if it’s windy in your kitchen.
Start the mixer running on its lowest speed again, and knead the dough for 1 minute, before adding cubed butter, one by one. Knead until the dough reaches window pane stage, this is when the dough becomes very smooth and elastic, and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Remove the bowl from mixer, cover with tea towel, and bulk rise for 1 hour.
After an hour, the dough should rise to double its volume, punch it down to release the gas, and transfer to a clean work top. Flatten the dough to push out gas trapped inside the dough, either by hand or a rolling pin. Shape the dough and place it in a greased bread tin, seam side facing downwards. Let this sit in a draft free place to rise for another 50-60 minutes.
Take out 4 x 50g of dough, and shape them into balls on a baking tray.
Shape the remaining dough into a loaf and place it in a greased bread tin, seam side facing downwards. Let this sit in a draft free place to rise for another 50-60 minutes. I divided the remaining dough into 3 equal parts and shape them swiss rolls style.
Let bun dough proof for 45 minutes, bake for 25min at 170C.
For Pullman loaf, proof for 50-60 minutes, bake in a preheated oven at 170C for 30 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan immediately after baking, and let it cool on a rack completely before slicing or serving.
Store in an airtight container if not consumed immediately, to keep the loaf soft and the crumbs from drying out.