Friday, August 21, 2009


Somehow lately I've really been into baking breads. Don't really know why, but it's not a bad thing I hope! My mother still had one book about making breads so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately the recipe was very short and didn't make much sense at all and the ingredient-list was in such an awkward order that it just pissed me off. To make it even worse, the book had no pictures except for on the cover! But sicne I really wanted to give it a try, I made one of the breads that seemed interesting: Yoghurtbread.
Making this bread was very easy and didn't take all too much time like the buns I tried to make before. All the rising tends to take a lot of time, but this bread only needed to rise twice. I had to change the recipe and some of the ingredients to make it work out, but it turned into a really nice bread! It was gone in no time!


2 tablespoons butter
125 ml milk
1 teaspoon sugar
125 ml yoghurt
1 egg
300 grams fine wheat flour
1 package instant yeast (7 grams)
1 teaspoon salt

1. Start off with melting the butter on a low fire or just in a microwave and let it cool.
2. Heat the milk on a low fire and add the sugar. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
3. Take the pan off the fire and add the butter to the milk. Mix it with a whisk (one of the rare times I didnt use my electric mixer, but feel free to use it).
4. When the butter is mixed in, add the yoghurt and whisk it again. When the yoghurt too is mixed in, seperate the egg and add the egg yolk to the mixture. Whisk again. Keep the egg white, you can use this later on.
5. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, yeast and salt. Make a well in the middle of the mixture.
6. Poor the milk-mixture into the well and with a fork or spoon mix it into the flour. When the mixture starts getting more thick, kneed it with the hands. Add more flour if needed. Kneed it for about 5 minutes and form it into a ball.
7. Use a bit of the egg or some butter to grease a bowl and put the dough ball into it. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or towel and leave it in a warm place for an hour or until about double the size.
8. After that hour take the dough out of the bowl and start kneeding again, pushing the trapped air out. Shape the dough into a round ball again and put it on a baking sheet or greased oven rack. Cover it with the damp cloth or twoel again and leave it for half an hour.
9. Half an hour later, grease the top of the bread with the remaining egg or extra butter and preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius or 370 degrees Fahrenheit. When the oven has preheated, put the bread in the oven and leave it for about half an hour.
10. When a fork or foodpin comes out dry remove the bread from the oven and leave it to cool. After the cooling wrap it in plastic or aluminium fool so the bread doesn't dry out. It's ready to serve now!

To me it tasted like just an ordinary bread, but when it's still a bit warm it tastes wonderful with a bit of jam!! :)


1 comment:

  1. Hoi Susan,

    Wat heb je toch een mooie site! Ziet er lekker uit. Ik moet toch maar eens een van je recepten gaan proberen zelf te maken.

    Ik kwam toevallig nog een site tegen:
    Zag er ook wel leuk uit. Iets voor jou?

    Yvonne en Roland