Friday, September 16, 2005

Bread Escapade...

Hi all!


Recently, I’ve been confused about some things in my life. I can’t say what they are except that I’ve become sleepless over them. In fact, I don’t even think they are problems, but I’m still sleepless anyway….



geez….i hate being clueless…




But regardless! I shall talk abt happy things today!


I’ve gotten myself a Breadmaker! Weee….!!! I’ve been wanting it since JC! But back then, breadmakers were toys for rich tai-tais. They come looking like a rice-cooker, then all anyone has to do is to just dump in the water, the milk, the eggs and the flour and let the machine do all the mixing kneading and baking! This is like the culinary equivalent to nuclear fission....






breadmaker


Can imagine all those tai-tais who’s never had to descale a fish or cube up raw meat before, viewing this machine like Godsend. It would feel as if u’ve done all the house-wifey work of making bread for your hubby and kids. Everyone applauds you for that delicious raisin bread that you didn't make, the banana-chocolate chip bread which you got thru pressing a few buttons. People admiring your dedication to your family in the form of fresh bakery everyday!




Wah......




I also wan.....




So recently, Safe superstore had a sale advertised in the straits times. 3-days only! Breadmakers $99 each! Just 50 sets! Limited to one per customer! Enjoy great savings! No regrets!



So immediately after I left work, I rushed down to Harbourfront, hoping against hope that there are only 49 tai-tai wannabes working there who reads the newspapers and are free during lunchtime…



Fat chance…



I even ran up the escalator with my elder brother trailing behind (him with the car, who drove me to get my new toy…).



When I sprinted through the entrance, I breathlessly accosted a bewildered sales personnel, grabbing him and almost screaming,




‘where is it?!’





‘what what?’ *panicky*





‘the 50th breadmaker!’






it took a while to register, by the time when I was about to bite his head off, he wordlessly pointed to some nondescript boxes right beside him….








Nicely packed, 5 boxes-high, were 10 rows of breadmakers….




And my elder brother heaved a huge ‘Haiz!!’ right behind me for making him accelerate past 70km/hr…….




But who cares! I got my breadmaker! Yippee! Now can pretend to be those homely gals who bakes scrumptious breads for their boyfrens or hubbies….



And A does love his bread….:)





After making the salesman move the pile to get the lowermost, innermost box of breadmaker among all the identical breadmakers, I happily brought it home (via my brother).





Here’s wat I’ve done to it:


Monday: I made a ‘deluxe white bread’ becos I’m very law-abiding and the attached recipe book tells me to ‘try this recipe first!’, so I tried it.


Then half-way through mixing, A came over to watch me watch my machine rolling the dough into a perfect ball….


‘hey! Bread! Can I have chocolate chips in it?’ he sounded so happy and look so pleading that I couldn’t say no, although Logic is shouting out that it’s a ‘deluxe WHITE bread’.

deluxe White bread




‘pls, dear?*hugs*




Oh well, Logic be damned!





‘OK…..I guess we can add 1 cup of it.’



then he took out my secret stash of Hersey’s semi-sweet chips. I realised now that lots of stashes that I tot were secret wasn’t a secret to my whole family. Now he has been included into the circle…I wonder how they found out…



so I carefully measured out 1 cup and dumped it slowly into the ball and we both watched the machine hungrily for a while…then......



‘you think 1 cup of chips is enuff?’



‘dunno, wat u think?’



‘I think we add another cup?’



we stared at the dough ball inside again for another five minutes. Already the chips were disappearing into the mixture, we hardly saw any on the surface.



Then suddenly, we heard the spongebob cartoon theme song blaring from the TV outside.


Whoooooo…..lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Spongebob Squarepants!!!





Suddenly, in a moment of immense decisiveness and teamwork, A opened the cover of the machine while I upended my precious chocolate chips onto the bread dough, then hand-in-hand, we rushed out to watch our favorite cartoon…….



After 3 hours, the bread was ready and we eagerly tipped it out, pinched a small piece each and blowing our burning fingers, popped the morsel into our mouths….



2 seconds of chewing was all it took. We frowned and stared at one another, then back at the bread.



Taking the knife, A sliced it right down the middle and opened it up…….




You would have tot that bread dough with almost a whole bag of Hershey's chips would be brimming with ...er....chips, but noooo....We couldn’t find any sign of them……



becoming brown bread
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On the other hand, We've just found out how to make dark brown WHITE Bread.



OUT!
AKK

35 comments:

afp763389 said...
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afp763389 said...

curiosity... :)

Lynne said...

Nice bread! Looks like you need to put like 8 cups of chocolate chips.

I oso got breadmaker, he's 6 ft tall, 190 lbs, and makes wonderful banana nut bread.

Jaywalk said...

I think the Vietnamese coffee would be the perfect compliment to the bread.

Don't spoil it with the butter and jam and kaya and stuff. Just roti and kopi. Sedap!

averilchan said...

I didn't even know such a gadget existed! Dark Brown Deluxe Bread= Chao Da Chocolate Bread?? Still looks yummy too...

stars_of_rain said...

I also want breadmaker!

Then I would be able to make those freakingly expensive organic bread. Hahaha..

nadnut said...

oooh. i also want a breadmaker!!!!

Acey Deucey said...

I read somewhere that if you cannot get to sleep within 15 minutes of getting into bed, you're insomniac.

I sometimes take up to 2 hours to fall asleep. This usually lasts for a week or so then disappears as silently as it came.

So welcome to the club.

Oh, and is that the first mention of your elder bro in this blog? Potential for another kueh blog? :P

Ang Ku Kueh said...

afp:

:/ ????

lynne:

I believe you are talking about the Ultimato-Homo-Sapio Breadmaker Supreme. That model is the very best of its kind. U are lucky and 1 in a million, heheheh....

Jay:

I toast it and spread a little magarine and eat with the Viet kopi....:)

Averil:

hahahah....sorry siah, it's actually just dark brown bread that tastes absolutely like white bread, hahahah....waste my choccolate!!!

stars:

I'm gonna try it for walnut and raisin bread! eat with alcohol!!!

nad:

Big at Safe in Harbourfront!!! I think it's still there! $99, i swear, it's the cheapest that i found already! and it works.

acey:

big bro is more a photographer than a writer.:) as for insomia, I'm not suffering from it.:) just have problems.:)

Acey Deucey said...

There is something called a photo blog mah... *Grin*

Ruok said...

my mum had one of these and I became her guinea pig for her to test recipes... *groan*

barneysaurus said...

Holy macaroni! Going for $99 and still on offer huh? Can make croissant or not?? I'm very tempted leh :D!!!!

Chen Deneng said...

i bought a bread toaster...used once or twice
i bought a sandwich maker...used once or twice
i bought a juice blender...used once or twice
and all end up sitting pretty inside the kitchen cabinet!

hope you are not like me!

desperate addict said...

Heh heh...I think it's the heat plus the kneading that got everything mixed together. Was there a taste of chocolate at all?

The dark brown white bread looks pretty nice though.

V_icks said...

my god.. ace i think i'm suffering from insomnia.. can't sleep until more than 30min on e bed..
nice bread zeh :P (haha my word verification sound like a swearword)

Li-er said...

Hmm... I'm sure you can bake a choco chip bread soon enough... check out more recipes yea? =)

Acey Deucey said...

Chui Kueh, Yeah, I used to think my not falling asleep immediately after climbing into bed is quite normal. Apparently not.

frenie said...

but does the dark brown bread taste nice and chocolately?

maybe the heat melted the chips.

when i bake cakes with chips this dun happen leh.

and *hugs*

we run into problems all the time

nadnut said...

i wanna taste the choc chip bread! when we meet i want a slice! ;)

Ang Ku Kueh said...

acey:

if he has, i dunno, hehehe...

ruok:

but she has got the recipes rite already, ya? so u get to enjoy her labor! :)

barney:

safe at harbourfront! go try! dunno if still on.:)

deneng:


since, i've used it abt 3 time liao.:) my mum tried to stop me from turning the kitchen into a bakery, hehehe.


desparate:

nice...but taste like white bread anyway...


chui:

kam siah


li-er:

i made banana-choc-chip and walnut bread...success!


frenie:

thanks.:)


nadnut:

stale liao lah! hahaha....

Jaywalk said...

Raisins.... mmmmm.......

Tempest Blue said...

hmmm.. if the brown bread still tastes like white... then you know what needs to be done.

Throw in MORE chocolate chips next time! ;-)

slikpizz said...

You are so cute!

nadnut said...

make new ones for me! *not shy*

Winter said...

so nice to make ur own bread..esp with A around *winks*

when u made some for nadnut, please make extras for me too.. wahahaha.. I WANT TO TRY...

:)

Chaichakri said...

AKK,

I had my breadmaker almost four months ago.... these days, i find it cheaper to buy gardenia bread.... hee heee

as they say in cantonese, 'san see hang' or new toilet.... have fun baking breads...... have fun while it lasts........ hee hee
(hey. i'm not very nice ler,)

YounG said...

Breadmaker....

Did not knew there was such a thingy ard....

The safe outlet at habour always seem to have such good deals.

Nad>>> Get one and make roti john leh...

hitomi said...

I've been thinking of getting a breadmaker cos I love to eat bread. Think they have premixed flour for sale at the supermarts. Not sure which brand, but the foccacia one's really yummy!
Time to check out Harbourfront...

Green Ogre said...

You could ignore the signals your taste buds are sending out and pretend it's a dark whole grain loaf.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

jaywalk:

oy! u and your raisins! I'll try to master the raisin bread. all for u hor...i so nice....PS. i hate raisins....

tempest:

i dunno how they make the choc bread taste so chocolatey! i dun think that whole bag worked at all!

slikpizz:

er...i am? oh well, so's ur name! :)

nad:

hahaha....okie, i try, but after the buffet, will u wan more food? heheheh....

vanna:

whoa! i should start opening a bakery! woohoo! :)

kitjar:

oh, dun worry, I'm a lover of european bread, which is thickly sliced and wholesome. i quite hate the taste of gardenia! my breadmaker is so that i can enjoy my european bread at a fraction of the horrible prices they are selling outside!:)

young:

hehehe...nad! u heard that?! go get it!:)

hitomi:

when i bought it, it was a special promotion. It's a Takada model, looik like rice cooker. i hjope it's still $99. the ori price is ard $135, i think. good luck!

green ogre:

oh ya, we ate it like white bread, heheheh....

nadnut said...

sweetie. mr B aint free on saturday... how how? postpone or wat?

he promised us a treat next time!

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

btw, i lost ur number, anything sms me yeah? :)

YounG said...

Oei..dating AKK on saturday....

Thought i date you on saturday leh....Hmph....



AKK - sory hor...borrow some space for flirting hor....

YounG said...

May be a bit late...

But ur Version of JiBaIBan.... Damm funny leh........

Ang Ku Kueh said...

young:

hahaha...u got fight it out with her siah...I;m innocent! thanks abt the JPB. :)

ivanny said...

wah...make bread with A leh....lol... romantic sia... muahahaha...
i was hoping when there would be more news abt u and him...

hey breadmakers are a fake way to make bread...lol... u need to sweat into it to make it taste good!!! that's how i made my bread in sch during poly!!!! haha

anyway good effort! lol