It all started off with me complaining abt my breadmaker to Elyn. She suggested that i try making the hokkaido loaf instead as it'll produce a much better result than the cheese loaf. Then Ching also made the same suggestion... so i tot i'll try it out... as the week went by, i added more things to my to-do list... by Wednesday, I've abt 5 items to make! Very ambitious for me as I planned to bake them only on the weekends. So there and then, I decided to start my baking on Thursday nite.
I got leftover whip cream from DD's barbie cake, so hokkiado milk loaf is a good choice. However, it had been a rather bad week, so I hand-kneaded the dough instead to destress. By the time the dough was ready for 2nd poofing it was rather late at nite. I did not want to stay up late just so I can bake the bread on the same nite, so I left the bread, all rolled up for the 2nd poofing in the fridge. I was hoping that it'll continue to poof, albeit abit slow (hey, it got all nite to do it!) in the cold and the next morning, i can wake up abit earlier, and then bake it and we'll have nice bread for b'fast.
Well, the next morning when i looked at the dough in the fridge, it had not poofed at all! well, maybe a tiny little bit, but it still looked the same to me as it had the nite before, so back into the fridge it stayed while we went for b'fast on the way to work...
Then last nite, I decided to take it out to "thaw". had a hard time trying to get it to poof the 2nd time and was worried that it might not as the cold might had killed the yeast! i tried putting it onto on a steamer, after I boiled some water.. the process was painfully slow... so in the end, i resorted to boiling a pan of water and leaving the pan, with hot steaming water, tog with the loaf inside the oven. Turned out that it worked much better that way. The bread finally rose... tho' not as high as I hoped it could be, but at least it's ready for baking.Here it is after baked.... phew....finally done it and now I can have some nice bread for b'fast!