I made the pandan bread again this morning, this time round, just a plain loaf to try to identify the problem with yesterday's bread. I further hand-kneaded the dough for another 20 mins after kneading it with my VM. This was the first time I manage to get a very smooth dough from hand kneading. I was quite happy with it.
However, after baking, I realised the weird taste from yesterday is still present, just a little milder than before. You won't smell it. But when you eat the bread, you'll just get that unpleasant after taste, like "used overnight oil", if you know what I mean. My instincts told me that it's from the pandan juice. I'm not quite sure what exactly went wrong. Perhaps my pandan juice is too concentrated? I've used 10 pandan leaves with 150ml of water to get 130ml of juice. Or maybe pandan juice is not suitable for baking? Maybe that's why I couldn't find a bread recipe using it.
Whatever the case, I don't think I'm going to bake this again, since I seriously doubt I'll get that "Bonjour" standard without using any artificial ingredients. *shrug* Other than the taste, everything else was perfect. The crust was nicely browned. The bread was soft and fluffy and in a nice green tone.