Hi everyone! I’m back.
Life had been very hectic for the past two months till I had no time to blog. My family and I were busy packing and unpacking. Yup, we had moved house! It’s a cross-country move from Singapore back to our home country, Malaysia – my 2nd major move so far! It’s very tiring and challenging. We had a lot of things to juggle and sort out within a short period of time. But now, we are more or less settled down and things are almost back to normal. The only outstanding thing (and most important to me!) is some minor finishing work for our kitchen which is taking longer than expected. As a result, I still can’t start my intended baking frenzy for this coming Chinese New Year. Hai! *Sigh*.
These taro pumpkin buns were baked before we moved back to Malaysia. It’s prepared using the 17-hour low temperature pre-ferment dough method. This is my favourite bread making method at the moment. It uses pre-ferment dough just like the sponge dough method I used for baking healthy multigrain bread and Italian pesto bread. But, the different is that the pre-ferment dough (called sponge) is stored in a fridge at 0-5°C for 17 hours. This sponge can last well in the fridge for up to 72 hours! So, if something urgent pops up the next day, you have the flexibility to delay making the bread. How nice is that! It suits perfectly busy mommies with an uncertain schedule. Not only that, this method produces breads that have a moist and chewy texture that comes with a yeasty fragrance. They also last longer without turning hard or getting dry even if leaving in the room temperature for more than a day or two.
I had made these buns using this method for a few times and every time it yielded the exact same texture and fragrance just like what the cookbook had described. I had also received very positive feedback from my reliable “testers” (aka friends and relatives). I used my own creation of taro pumpkin paste as filing. It’s very easy-to-do and tasted superlicious!! Taro and pumpkin are great pairing. But of course, you are free to use other type of paste as you may like. I’m definitely going to bake more breads with this method. If you are a great fan of homemade bread, then you got to try it!
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