Thursday 20 October 2016

Gula Melaka Purple Sweet Potato Bread

I was at a shopping mall on last sunday and a promoter of a departmental store was promoting the gula melaka sweet potato bread. I tried their sample. It tasted good. But it cost $8.90 for a very small loaf. It is too expensive. Because of this, I am inspired to bake a loaf myself. Came home google and hoping to find a recipe. However, unavailable.

By the way, gula melaka is coconut palm sugar.

Today, I used my golden sweet potato recipe to modify and baked this Gula Melaka Purple Sweet Potato Bread. It taste good. The aroma is super! I am happy with this bread.

100g Cooked Purple Sweet Potato(room temperature)
130g Pandan water + 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, I use the water from boiling the potato
3/4 tsp salt
40g Gula Melaka(Coconut Palm Sugar)
2 tbsp coconut oil
240g Bread flour
40g Wholemeal flour(can replace by bread flour)

1 Tsp Instant yeast

Soft bread mode 1 light crust 750g. 2.55hr

1. Cut sweet potato into small pieces 3x2x1cm..or any sizes (purpose is to enable potatoes to soften faster). Put water enough to cover the sweet potatoes and put also pandan leave and cook approx. 5-10min or until it is soft. Once potatoes is soften . Off fire. Remove potatoes from water. Keep the water. Use a fork to smash potatoes while it is hot. Set aside to cool.

2. Blend 1-2 pandan leaves with half cup water. Filter the fibre or squeeze out the pandan water and set aside. (This round I did not use pandan water. Instead, I use the water which I used to boil the sweet potato from above item 1)

3. In the BM baking tin, add egg, pandan water, mashed sweet potatoes, salt, gula melaka, coconut oil and flour in sequence. Make an indentation on the flour and add in the instant yeast. Then cover the yeast with some of the flour.

4. Set "Soft Bread", "Light" crust, weight 750g. My bread maker take 2hrs 55min. In between the dough mixing process, I have added 1 tablespoon of water as I see it was a little dry. It could be I have used the water from boiling the sweet potatoes instead of pandan water. The water from boiling sweet potatoes is a little starchy.

When the BM timer beep at 1.30, paused the BM by pressing on start/stop button. Took out the dough and remove the paddle. Cut the dough into half and rolled them into 2 rolls and put them back into the BM. Press start/stop button to continue the function.

5. Though I used only 280g of flour,but it rise until the top almost touching the cover. When the bread is ready, there will be a continuous beep sound. Remove tin and shake out the loaf onto a rack and leave to cool. Appro. 1-2 hour. Slice it and serve.

This is the texture. It is light pink although I have used purple sweet potatoes. The aroma of the bread is very nice. And most important it tastes real good and it is quite chewy.😊

Enjoy baking!

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