Today I made a variation of the pork floss loaf. But I made a mistake, so it turned out very interesting. I was planning to make half of the loaf red bean and the other half ham and cheese...but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to turn out.
Sure, half was filled with red bean paste and half with ham and cheese, just not the way I wanted it to be. XD
I smeared on the red bean paste and placed the ham and cheese on the rolled out dough only to realize that I put the fillings on the wrong way. Since it was red bean paste, I couldn't rearrange the fillings so I had no choice but to roll up the roll from both sides. So my loaf turned out looking like this rolled up.
Pretty interesting right?
This time, I noticed that there wasn't as big as a hole in the bread compared to the pork floss one, so either I got rid of the air bubbles or the filling was sticky enough to keep the bread together. I still don't know. I wonder why...
Anyway, my advice for the ham is to make sure that it is dry before you use it. I used ham from a huge frozen chunk of ham so I had to unfreeze it. This left the ham a little wet, so I guess some parts of the bread might have been a little soggy. :( Oh well, I'll make sure to change that next time. For the cheese, I used cheddar cheese. I love this bread recipe. My mom really likes this bread too because she said compared to the bakery loaf, this loaf was way healthier. The bakery bread had a cheese topping so that whenever you ate the bread, your fingers would become all oily.
This is the bakery bread that I love. It's really soft and yummy! Pretty addictive.
Here's the top, and as you can see it's pretty oily. Ok, maybe you can't see it that well, but it IS pretty oily.
They also sprinkle some dried parsley and the top is a bit sweet, but I don't know what they put on it.
Sometimes for lunch on school days, I will get a whole piece to eat. So good.