I’m ending my contributions to the Oishinbo/Foodie MMF with two recipes from Kitchen Princess! (I posted them both today because I am off to Fanime for the long weekend along with a self-imposed internet ban, and wasn’t sure how to format tweets correctly for posting in the future).
In the penultimate post, I attempt an easy sounding recipe for yogurt bread from volume 6, when Najika goes back to her childhood home, pre-foster care.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 TB baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt (I used lowfat)
- 1 TB sugar
- 1/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl
Add yogurt, sugar, and milk to the mix and stir together with a rubber spatula.
When the dough hardens, put some flour on your hands and form it into a round shape. If the dough is too crumbly, add a little bit more milk to soften it. (The dough is SUPER sticky. Also really crumbly, so I did have to add more milk. I also had to pinch together some gaping cracks. My end result was kinda lumpy looking and not a nice smooth ball like bread normally is.)
Put parchment paper on a cooking pan and place your dough ball on top. Slit an “X” on the top of the bread with a sharp knife to help it bake better.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Bread is done when you stick a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
Let cool, and then slice and serve with butter and jam or honey.
I ate mine with butter and peach jam. It was delicious! There’s a very slight tang from the yogurt. It’s a moist, dense bread. When I spread the butter on, it didn’t absorb
in very well at all, like it does with a French bread. It’s sort of bland, but is really good once you add spreads. The crust was nice, too, not too hard, but it had a good crunch. Best of all, it was really fast since there’s no rising time from yeast.
(recipe is from Kitchen Princess, vol. 6, published by Viz Manga)