Soft Buttery Danish Loaf

Wow....can you imagine how time flies! It's already middle of the year 2012. I have been extremely busy for the past couple of weeks. Wish to have something to pamper myself. I am so craving for some danish bread lately and have made a loaf of danish bread on last weekend. Phew....finally can stuffed my mouth full and enjoy it slowly the next day with my coffee.Is this what life is all about ???? :o)

However, here's the recipe.
Ingredients :
400gm  bread flour
100gm   all purpose flour
80gm  sugar
20gm   yeast (I used 2 tbsp)
2 eggs, beaten
150ml  water
60gm   butter
1 tspn  salt

*200gm   butter
(at room temperature then slice into pieces)


Method :
(1) combine flour, sugar. yeast, eggs & water into a big bowl and stir to form a soft dough.
(2) add in butter & salt and knead to combine and then set aside to rest for an hour or till double it size.
(3) now, punch dough to release air then place it to working table and knead to smooth.
(4) roll dough into rectangle shape and place in butter. For further instruction, please follow here. To make it easier, I didn't used chilled butter. It works quicker than usual cause saving me a lot of rolling process.
(5) keep the finished dough chilled before dividing & braiding.
(6) place braided dough to a 4.5x4.5x10" greased loaf pan or separate them into two smaller trays.
(7) bake at preheated oven 180'C for about 25-30 mins or till golden brown.
(8) cooled for 5 mins before removing the hot loaf from tray.


This is a very very soft loaf, so must handle with care. May be it will look better to bake in smaller trays. Overall it looks great & inviting. The crust is absolutely stunning. Really really crispy. Yeah, too soft and too heavy to handle....so must separate it into two smaller loaves the next time. Guess what? Probably life is all about self satisfaction. And mine is the cheapest one! haha....
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I'm sending this to Wild Yeast @ Yeastspotting & BYOB.

Comments

  1. No, I cannot believe it's mid-year! This loaf is AMAZING! Looks perfectly buttery and soft.

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  2. Mmmmm....this looks so good and comforting, just the way I like it with the crust like that! You do deserve some pampering Kristy...now kick your feet up, pour yourself a cuppa (tea), and enjoy a piece of that lovely bread!

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  3. You have some cool Danish recipes here, Kristy. This one is no exception.

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  4. 这个面包有吸引我咧
    想吃:)

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  5. Kristy, I am back! How are you? Your danish looks so good, making me drooling especially the dark golden crust.

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  6. Looks yummy! I can smell the buttery aroma....

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  7. I would be so proud of myself if I could make a beautiful loaf of bread like yours. It would be wonderful with a fresh cup of coffee.

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  8. Wow, you lucky girl, won a giveaway from Sonia. I've never had such luck and doubt I ever will. This bread looks so yummy and I love how you can braid it up so neatly!

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  9. Hi Kristy, love your bread, it look so good. Very well baked, so nice to go with a cup of coffee. :)

    Have a nice day.

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  10. My gosh...this Danish loaf looks beautiful! I bet it's so much fun braiding it. But I'm sure it's even more fun tearing it part and enjoying it, with more butter and jam....mmmm. Kristy, did you send your neighbours running to your house while making this? I would if I'm there! :D

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  11. I've never tried braiding bread! Lovely results!

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  12. I know, I can't believe 2012 is already 1/2 day gone....anyway, it's good to be busy sometimes. :) I love your Danish Loaf, so beautiful and gorgeous. May I have a piece???

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  13. How come the older we get the faster time goes!? I can't believe the year is already halfway over, either! This is a beautiful loaf - so buttery and tempting. I'd love it if you'd drop by and share this with BYOB - Bake Your Own Bread this month (http://www.girlichef.com/2012/07/byob-bake-your-own-bread-july-12-some.html)!

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  14. Thanks for linking up this beauty, Kristy! =)

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  15. I have to tell you your danish loaf look inviting indeed, as if there are some buttery flavors floating toward me.

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  16. The rich buttery color is great, along with the dark crust. Thank you so much for sharing this with BYOB.

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  17. Hi Kristy! How are you doing? Thks for stopping by recently. I have been terrible at visiting blogs. Sometimes I sneak in quietly but this time, I must say that your beautiful loaf of danish bread is inspiring me to try my hand at bread. I hardly ever make bread and perhaps I really should looking at how gorgeous this loaf is! I can smell that coffee already! Mmmm...

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  18. That looks really good! Great color. Did you take any pics of the inside?

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  19. yeah..me too..i find the time passed by extremely fast this year and already into the 2nd half of the year! i feel like going for a holiday!! i can almost smell the buttery loaf from here..haha! very nice loaf!

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  20. Hanaa : No, I didn't cause the bread was sent to my in-law's place that day. It's my mom-in-law favourite bread.

    Kristy

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  21. A stunning loaf of bread. Lovely colour too.

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