Purple colour is inspiring. The last attempt of honey blueberry bread rolls was fine but purple was not seen. It is sort of discouraging. A few nights ago, I read about rice bread recipe from Panasonic bread maker. I has purple rice in the fridge. So, why not give it a trial? And the outcome was terrific. Fabulous purple colour, very soft toast bread mixed with rich flavour of raisin and walnut. Like many times!
I started the dough in the night and had to work the next day. Basically, mix all ingredients except salt, oil, raisin and walnuts. After some time, the salt was added. Oil was added in three batches. Each time after the dough ran to become a ball. Knead the dough for another 15 minutes.
Add the raisins and chopped walnuts and mix till incorporated into the dough. Time was already 21.40.
Divide the dough into two. Form them in balls. Let they stand for 30 minutes. 20 minutes will be fine too.
Grease a toast box and the cover with oil.
I woke up between 4 and 5 am and took the toast box out to room temperature.
It was 06.48 before I put them in the preheated oven. Had a look, it was almost full.
Bake at 180C for about 30 minutes.
Let it cool for 20 minutes. Then came the moment of truth. Not all rice grains had amalgamated into the dough. Many of them remain distinct and stayed chewy. Different textures: soft, chewy, mushy raisins and nuts. Yum!
Today I took the last thick slice to hiking. It was fine after two days. Yeah!