Thursday, 23 May 2013

Banana yeast bread with custard, streusel and choco chip

Whenever I go to a bakery I always so impressed with how they shape the bread with various toppings and fillings. I laugh to myself who make bread mostly with the standard topping and fillings like cheese or chocolate.
My children, in fact, never get bored with my bread but I think it is the time to try something else. So some days ago I made streusel for the filling and custard for the topping of my banana bread. It consumed more time of course, but seeing smile in my daughter's face delighted me.


Ingredients:

For bread:
2 tsp instant yeast
50 ml warm water
175 gr mashed overripe bananas (from 3 small bananas)
400 gr bread flour
100 gr sugar
15 gr milk powder
1 egg
2 tbs oil or 50 gr butter
1/2 tsp salt
extra flour

For streusel filling:
15 gr flour, toasted
50 gr milk powder
50 gr margarine
15 gr powdered sugar
25 gr chocolate chips

For custard topping:
200 ml milk
25 gr maizena
50 gr sugar
1 egg yolk


Method

Make the bread:
  • Dissolve yeast in 50 ml warm water. Set aside.
  • Combine mashed bananas, flour, milk powder, sugar, and egg with a wooden spoon.
  • When the yeast is already frothy, pour it into the mixture and knead until all are well blended. We can use the mixer with the dough hook or just our hands.
  • Add oil or margarine/butter if you like and salt and knead again until the dough is elastic. Drop extra flour spoon by spoon if the dough seems too wet.
  • Round the dough into a big ball and put in the greased big bowl. Cover with cling wrap or damp tea towel and let rise until double in size for about 60 minutes.
While waiting, make the filling:
Mix flour, margarine, milk powder and sugar with a fork. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Then, make the topping:
Combine milk, flour and sugar in a saucepan. Boil on low until it thicken and bubbling. Remove from the heat. Add the yolk, stir it quickly until well incorporated. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside.

Continue the bread making:
  • Punch the dough. Knead again briefly.
  • Cut the dough into 35 gr each, roll it into a ball and place it on a greased baking pan.  
  • Flatten the dough, fill with the filling and roll it again.
  • Cover and let rise again for another 60 minutes or so.
  • Heat the oven. Brush the bread with milk and pipe the custard on it. Bake until golden brown.
  • Enjoy ...

Source: Sajian sedap
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