So this collab has been going around for a while and I have to say that I am probably the slowest in doing it. A lot of things got in my way of doing this one including events appearing out of nowhere among things like Sakuracon happening as well. Plus, my work schedule has really exhausted me as well so I haven’t had time to bake in general. So I finally got around to doing it and I am decently happy with the results.
Baking Bloggers Telephone Challenge — Instructions
- Post these instructions at the top of your blog post. ❤ #BBTChallenge
- Consider the baked good recipe you were given by the person who tagged you, and then change it to make it your own! This is Baking Telephone!
- Write step-by-step instructions for the whole recipe (including your changes!) in your post, and make sure they’re as easy to follow as possible. Please understand that everyone has access to different baking equipment and resources, so substitutes are allowed as needed! (i.e. No bread maker? Oven is fine! Can you sub out cornstarch for potato starch? Sure, if you think it works!)
- Please tag the person whose recipe you’re modifying so they can see it! Please also tag me (Shoujothoughts!) because I wanna see ALL the transformations!! I’m so excited to see everyone’s takes!
- Have fun, please! Don’t stress if you think it turned out wrong! None of us are professionals (that I know of, but heeeyyy, if you are, nice) and that’s totally fine. ❤ Just mention what you’d do differently next time and watch it transform!
- Please complete the challenge within two weeks of being tagged. If you cannot do so, that’s okay! Just let the person who tagged you know within that same time fame so that they can tag someone else. 🙂
Previous BBT Challenges:
-ShoujoRamblings: Shoujo started this collab by making Chocolate Calico Bread and it looks really good.
-Anime Science 101: Anime science followed up by making some good looking blueberry loaf with blueberry compote.
-Moyatorium: Moya worked on some tasty cinnamon banana bread.
Baking Strawberry Yeast Bread
I’m not as much of an expert baker as the other three, though they probably won’t admit it, so I looked up some interesting interpretations on yeast bread online. I mean, google is there to help the non professional baker types like myself to make some cool things. Going to link the recipe I found right here: link.
But for those people who are too lazy to click links.
- 1lb fresh strawberries, sliced
- 3 -4cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2teaspoons yeast
- 1⁄4cup warm water
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8teaspoon baking soda
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4cup heavy cream
- Put sliced strawberries in a bowl, and pour sugar over them. Leave to sit about 10 minutes.
So yeah, spent a few minutes rinse and/or cleaning the strawberries and then about ten minutes slicing them before putting them in a bowl, pouring the sugar over them, and then stirring them a bit.
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
Yeah, I basically put the water and yeast together and then mixed and/or dissolved the yeast into the warm water with a spoon. Kind of obvious but important perhaps.
- In a bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla, cream, and strawberries, and yeast mixture. Knead to make a soft dough, adding more flour if needed.
I was a bit worried about these things being mixed together because strawberries have an extra moisture to them. I did have to add in extra flour because of that fact.
- Place in a greased bowl, and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Noticed this new bowl? A lot of bowls were used in the production of this bread. It’s baking after all.
- Punch down and put in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise again for 1 hour.
So there it is, in a bread pan just waiting to expand a bit more? This was a strange step because it didn’t actually rise that much at all? Hmmmm.
- Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, or until the top is browned.
I also added a little bit of yogurt on the top of the bread to give it a special crust. It was vanilla and coconut yogurt and I think I put a bit too much on. But that’s ok I think. I’m still figuring this out.
So here it is. I’m generally happy with the result and it was pretty tasty here. The one thing I wish I did was put the bread in for a little bit longer because the moisture from the strawberries kind of make it not as well made as it could have been honestly. So a lesson for next time when I do this experiment once again.
For the next step of this journey, I am tagging Ryder. Looking forward to what they do next.
SCOTT, I WANT TO EAT IT! 🍓🍞 It looks delicious.
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Thank you Shoujo 🙂
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That’s some mighty fine looking bread! I’m horribly allergic to strawberries, so tasting it might kill me, but I’m sure it smells lovely.
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It really did smell pretty great 🙂
This looks so amazing! I knew it was in the making but I can’t believe I missed it when you posted. 🤤
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