Cranberries Cream Cheese Loaf

Have been reading a lots of positive feedback for this cream cheese bread and after seeing this attractive production from Pure Enjoyment, I told myself there is no way I want to skip this. Since I have not been able to stop by the Asian store to stock up the high gluten flour I have been using for all my bread, I bought a package a bread flour from the regular groceries store and want to confirm again what the different between the high gluten and regular bread flour we get in the state.

The results was quite good, even though hubby still think that the bread may taste better with high gluten flour because he prefer a softer and elastic texture of bread as oppose to denser, heavier loaf. One thing for sure, the loaf remain very soft even 2 days after. I think this is another keeper but I probably will 1.5 the recipe.
Trying to be a bit creative here, In stead of a white plan loaf, I added some cranberries to sweeten the flavor so that Aidan can eat it plain. He is serious eating too much sweet stuff from his day care, so want to cut back his sugar intake now haa..

This is my adapted version
Ingredients :(Click here to the original recipe)

  • 160g fresh milk
  • 50g cream cheese
  • 15g sugar
  • 3g salt
  • 20g butter
  • 250g bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp bread improver (optional)
  • 1/3 of cranberries (optional)

Method:

  • Put the ingredients according to your bread machine instruction
  • Select 1lb size with basic white loaf function
  • Slice and enjoy
  • for my bread machine, I added the cranberries at the final kneading cycle

5 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yours looks very nice! Less dense than mine, mine was quite dense even though it's soft.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

can i have some chocolate in it...

ah, some ideas from bread sold at hk maxim bread chains: pumpkin & raisin bread, 5 grain bread, rice grain & cheese bread...all soft and fluffy but very rich

cocoa said...

Rita, I love HK food and the bakery.. they always wide variety of choose. Thanks for the suggestion i am interested to try some whole grain bread too healthy food for the family.

Yuri said...

Hi cocoa, your cream cheese bread looks really good. May I ask if the butter was melted or did you just cut off the block and dropped into the breadmaker?

cocoa said...

Yuri,
I didn't melt the butter. I used the room temperature butter and just cut off the block and dropped it in the breadmaker.