Starting the Christmas baking season

We have an excellent little bakery in the village, named "David's Bakery for Maltese and Fancy Bread". So there is no wish unfulfilled. But today, I wanted to test the Panasonic NN-DF383B as an oven by baking a bread. Think of it as the MiG-35 or F/A-18E Super Hornet of the kitchen: multi-role, high tech, compact. Exactly what a German-Chinese household needs! Once the needed capabilities were found in the manual, it was just about getting ingredients and a recipe. 

Obviously Italian wheat flour, Type Double Zero.

Obviously Italian wheat flour, Type Double Zero.

For an easy bread baking recipe, I asked my sister and it goes as follows:

  1. Dissolve 1 table spoon of dry yeast, a bit of salt and sugar in 1/4 litre of water. Add 500 grams of flour and make a dough. I added a hand full of walnuts, as I had spare ones from my muesli production.
  2. Let the dough grow one hour in a warm place.
  3. Bake it 45 minutes at 180 degree Celsius. Pardon me for quoting metric units, but perhaps like this it is safer that it does not turn into anything like "English bread".

Finished. Is good. Added 15 minutes to the baking time. If you knock on the bread and it sounds "knock knock knock" then it needs more baking, until it sounds "bumm bumm bumm". Hope that is clear. No? Try.

Simple bread baked in a Panasonic NN-DF383B.

Simple bread baked in a Panasonic NN-DF383B.