Water Roux Garlic Butter Bread

Oh yeah, another happy day eventhough I'm feeling a bit exhausted due to the flu. And I'm taking a few days off from work. How not to be happy to begin the day with bread making ! Don't worry, I'm not going to sneeze on the bread. haha.... Frankly, this is the second attempt on water roux method. I had to say it wasn't really convincing on my previous attempt but today it works just fine. The texture of the bread is fabulous.... really soft & moist. Probably, I'll try something else the next time to prove it good.

So, here's what I did.
Ingredients for water roux :
1/2 cup  water
2 TB  all purpose flour

Method :
Combine water & flour and mix well. Then cook carefully over low heat till thicken. Make sure you don't burnt the bottom. Set aside to cool. It looks like glue.

Ingredients for bread dough :
350gm  bread flour
150gm  all purpose flour
2-1/2 tspn  yeast
70gm  sugar
1 tspn  salt
1 egg
150ml  warm milk
50gm  cold butter, chopped

For coating : 1 cup sesame seeds & water

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients to form soft dough and set aside to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(2) once it's ready, punch & press dough to release air and knead till smooth.
(3) place dough to a slightly floured working table, then divide dough into 10 portions.
(4) flatten each dough and roll each of them into swiss roll, brush dough surface with water and then roll them over to sesame seeds.
(5) again rest dough for another 30 mins and then make a cut to the bread.
(6) place a teaspoon or garlic butter to dough and bake at preheated oven 185-190'C for about 30 mins or till brown.

Ingredients :
70gm  butter, at room temperature
1/2 tspn  salt
1 TB  heavy cream
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tspn  cilantro / parsley, chopped
(combine everything and mix well)

These little smiling bread smells so good. I couldn't resist and took one, and my kids each took three at one time. haha....OK now, before ending this post, there's an announcement to made. My previous contest winner Sue Low, till today she has yet turned up to claim her prize. However, I'm going to hold the prize till this Sunday. If she hasn't turned out by this Sunday, I'm going to give it away to someone else. So, do take not e of this.
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast Blog @ Yeastspotting.


  1. Outstanding hope your doing well my dear girl! This as usual is fantastic! LOVE IT! XO HUGS CLAUDIA

  2. Mmmm..I can almost smell it from here! Looks wonderful!

  3. I can imagine the aroma inyour kitchen

  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    My favourite! Am imagining now having it with a cup of coffee :)

  5. I love garlic bread and these loaves look fantastic.

  6. These loaves are so aromatic, Kristy. Care to pass some over?

  7. hello my sweet friend :) hoping to get back on my blogging world soon, cant wait to check on your posts :)

  8. Heavenly Kristy. I sure hope you're feeling better. Nothing a little Chicken Soup and Fresh Garlic Bread won't cure:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  9. I seriously can't live without homemade bread. These look fantastic, Kristy.

  10. I would have loved to have been in your kitchen while this baked. What a beautiful aroma, it had to be. You, young lady, are an outstanding baker.

  11. Enjoy this garlic bread with a bowl of creamy mushroom soup, sure yummy!

  12. I hope you are better now from the flu! You take off from work and still make bread? Such a trooper! I love anything garlic, I hear it's good for the flu ;)!

  13. These look so good... they just went on my list of recipes I want to make!

  14. These would not last in our house! Yummy!


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