easy peasy nisu
October 29, 2012
I absolutely love this time of year, because after such a hot summer and NOT wanting to bake, cook or for that matter turn the oven on for ANYTHING, I'm in heaven! I love making nisu but don't like the work it entails in making it. I've been meaning to try this bread machine nisu recipe for so long and finally I made it. It turned out great and I ended up making two loaves. What I like about making two loaves is....
you can add frosting...
Bread Machine Nisu
1 can evaporated milk
3 eggs, slightly beaten
5 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar ( I used honey)
1 tsp cardamom ( I freshly ground mine)
1/2 tsp. salt
2-1/4 tsp. yeast
1/4 c. oil
Put on dough cycle. On a slightly oiled surface form into a 20 inch loaf. Rise. Bake at 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
I have a couple of tweaks with this recipe. I used honey instead of sugar and I freshly ground my cardamom. Since we both love cardamom I added more, and next time I'll add even more, it just wasn't quite enough for us. Since I added honey it seemed much more sticky than it should be so I added a bit more flour, probably about 1/4 cup more.
Okay, I need to confess, I was a bit confused looking at the recipe while the dough was rising and thought hmmmmmmmmm....A 20 inch loaf???? Again I have to confess, I've never seen a 20 inch loaf of nisu, I've only seen it made into braided loaves or rolls. So, looking at the dough that I just took out of the bread machine, I thought that is going to be a big loaf of nisu if I braid it, so I made two loaves out of it. They are a bit smaller than my other recipe that I normally use, but they taste just as yummy!
Alright, I hope you're not tired of these food posts I've been doing.
Sorry if you are, but I'm in HEAVEN!