Tutti Frutti is an Italian word for "all fruits". But actually this tutti frutti is made of raw papaya which is cooked and then simmered in sugar syrup along with some food colours. Here I have used red and green colour tutti frutti bits. It is readily used in making cakes, breads and ice creams. I remember eating this bread as a kid. After making different variety of breads, rolls and cakes, I thought why not try my luck on this bread? I came up with this simple recipe and my son finished off the whole batch that I had to prepare another batch the next day to take some photos. I was wondering how to get the yellow hue the bread had. So I added some custard powder. You can omit it if you want a white bread.
This bread is soft and fluffy and I am very happy that I could recreate my childhood delicacy.
Ingredients: (Makes 3 small loaves)Plain flour- 2.5 cups
wheat germ- 2 tbsp (optional)
custard powder -2 tbsp
condensed milk- 2 tbsp
Milk pwd -2tbsp
Yeast- 1.5 tsp
Tutti frutti -1/2 cup
water 1/2 to 3/4 cup
water roux ( 1 tbsp plain flour mixed with half cup water and cooked to form a custard. Cool it before mixing with the flour)
Butter -10 grams
oil -2 tbsp
Mix plain flour with rest of the ingredients without adding butter and oil. Knead in oil, butter and tutti frutti. Knead for 10 minutes.
Cover and let rise. The dough will be very sticky.
Knock down the dough and shape into 2 9inch pan or in 3 small Aluminium foil greased with oil.
Cover and let rise for half an hour.
Towards the last 10 min preheat the oven at 180 degrees
Bake for 25- 30 min.
Cover with a foil if surface browns very fast.
Remove from pan and let it cool completely before slicing.
Sending it to Yeast Spotting.