1. Add bread flour, salt in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water and mix well, using spatula until uniformly blended. Cover with plastic wrap until use. Or you can leave it in the fridge overnight.
2. Add all bread ingredients and the yudane from #1 in the pan of your bread machine (as per manufacturer instructions) add yeast in the yeast compartment. Select dough cycle and press start.
3. When the dough cycle is complete, remove and place it on a floured surface. Punch the dough down and cover it with a wet cloth. Take bench time for 15~20min.
4. Grease the pan (I used a 18x18cm square mold). Punch the dough down, divide them into even-sized pieces (16 pieces) and place them in the mould. Note : leave some space between balls, the dough will double in size. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place (or an oven at 35℃) until the dough has doubled in volume for about 40 to 60 min depend on season.
5. Sprinkle the flour lightly over the leavened bread and pre-heat the oven to 170℃. Reduce to 160℃ and bake it for about 15 min.
6. Remove from the oven and let it cool down on a wire rack.
7. Decorate the bread as you want :-) Black bread is tasty with whipped cream, strawberries jam, nutella, etc. Of course the butter too! Enjoy!
1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredient (except water) and mix evenly. Pour water and mix with a spatula to make a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 15 min. Remove the cover and knead the dough a few times with a spatula. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes again. Remove the cover and knead the dough (with a spatula) a few more times. The dough will be elastic, soft and smooth, even a bit airy. Keep it like that. Finally cover and let rise in a warm place for a few hours or until it doubles in size.
2. Coat the work surface with a bit of flour, then put the dough on it. Split the dough in half. Cover and let them rest about 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Then fold both ends over the center. With the seam side down, roll the dough into a 30~35 cm long slender loaf. You can hold it vertically to help stretch it into shape too.
4. Transfer the baguette to a lightly floured cloth, seam side down to rest. Lift up the cloth between the 2 baguettes into a pleat to help the dough hold its shape. Let it rise for about 40min in a warm place or until it about doubles in size (the volume increase actually depends on the temperature).
5. Pre-heat the oven to 240℃ degree.
6. Once the baguettes have risen, gently transfer them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (seam side down). Slash cut each baguette 3 or 4 times along its length on the diagonal, using a baker's lame, razor blade or a very sharp knife.
7. Mist lightly with water and put the baguette into the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack.
1. Add water, bread flour (and gluten, optionally), black cocoa powder, sugar, salt, glucose syrup and milk powder in the pan of your bread machine. Select dough cycle and press start as per manufacturer's instructions.
2. After 5 min add butter in the pan and add yeast in the yeast compartment.
3. When the dough cycle is complete, remove it from the machine and place on a floured surface.
4. Punch the dough down and divide it in 3 pieces. Cover them with a dry cloth. Let rest for about 15min.
5. Working with one piece at at time, use a rolling pin, roll the dough back and forth, shaping it into a flat oval. Fold it length-wise, bringing both sides onto the centerline. Then roll it up. Place the shaped dough, seam side down, in a greased loaf pan. Repeat with the other dough balls, placing another in the center, and the last one at the other end of the pan.
Cover and let rise for 40~60min or until the dough rises to 85~90% of the square pan height.
6. Preheat the oven to 190℃. Cover the pan with a lid and bake for 30 minutes.
7. Unmold and transfer the bread to a cooling rack. Wait till it completely cools down before slicing.