Day five: Bread and more

White bread loaf
White bread loaf

Used another recipe community recipe for everyday white bread, personally I prefer grain bread but my daughters like white. Again easy to add the ingredients, didn’t use the bread improver as I have no idea what that is. While dough rising I made another tuna salad from recipe community.

Bread dough
Bread dough
Orange tuna broccoli Asian salad
Orange tuna broccoli Asian salad

This tuna vegetable salad from the recipe community had an Asian  flavour dressing using garlic,  ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, and toasted sesame seeds, absolutely fabulous and ready in seconds.

Picture from community page, better presentation
Picture from community page, better presentation

If I was serving up for guests, I would leave a little chunkier and arrange the orange slices prettily like the picture but I just love the fact we are eating raw broccoli and more servings of vegetables in one meal, enough leftover for my lunch tomorrow too. Finding the self clean a breeze, blitz 5 secs speed5, then same in reverse, then same forward, a couple of turbo boosts for extra energy seems to work great for wet ingredients. Dough mixture left in TM bowl require a bit more of a soak but no harder than cleaning a food processor blade.

Next want to try some biscuits, I usually make biscuits once a week and have my own favourite recipes that I’ll  convert but will try a guided recipe from the chip this time. Chocolate chip cookie mix ready in the time it takes to warm the oven.

Cookie mix
Cookie mix
Choc chip cookies
Choc chip cookies

Bread is out of the oven. I won’t be putting Bakers Delight out of business yet. It’s slightly dense but will be fine toasted. The 5 star ratings and 224 comments on the community page have made me expect a light fluffy loaf. Maybe the bread improver is important. And I read  one member kneaded 10 mins instead of 6 mins. I’m going to try it again with improver and longer kneading and rising in a warmer place.  Watch this space.

The picture in the community page looks like this below. I will not give up until I get mine the same. Apparently the dough can be used to make fab bread rolls too, maybe my bread maker will be kept a little longer.

Pic of white bread loaf from the recipe community page
Pic of white bread loaf from the recipe community page

Now what’s for dinner, my youngest has always wanted me to make butter chicken so I’m going to try out the guided recipe for butter chicken. It’s so easy and convenient following the touchscreen recipe instructions.

Butter chicken
Butter chicken

Also used the guided recipe for Chinese style vegetables. The TM blitzes garlic and ginger then sautés onion, chuck in chopped veges and soy sauce and seven minutes later, we have perfectly cooked vegetables that still have crunch factor and on top of this the machine turns itself off so I could fold clothes and leave the kitchen. I’m  not a butter chicken expert but it’s a great family meal that everyone enjoys. Miss 8 says the “butter chicken the best food in the world”! It’s so satisfying when everyone likes the food you’re cooking. And I know the dish was made with only pure natural ingredients, milled and roasted seeds, real herbs,  no additives or preservatives.

Chinese style vegetables
Butter chicken and Chinese style vegetables

 

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