That's what I like to do, especially in situation like this. Just look at this.
I was so frustrated while trying to dislodge the freshly baked loaf from the bread tin this afternoon. I did ensure I've greased the tin properly (including the cover) before putting the dough into the tin for the second proofing. I've had a nice soft dough today and was anticipating a successful bread from my latest experiment on banana bread. And then it turned out like this. A total disaster and disappointment!
This was not the first time I encountered similar situation using a covered bread tin. It could be I do not know the right way to use it. Everytime I tried to remove my fresh loaf from the hot tin, I had so much struggling. The bread would be glued to the tin (including the cover), making it almost impossible to open the tight cover. I usually need to spend much effort and time before I could forcefully pull the cover out. And then some more struggling before I could remove the bread from the tin. The end result is always a much distorted bread like what you've seen here. Perhaps you can shed some light on how I should remove my bread if you've experience with this kind of tin. I'm really ready to give it up!
Back to today's bread. After the KC daring challenge on banana cake, I thought of making a wholemeal banana bread with some of my remaining bananas. It is soft but it isn't a perfect bread yet. There is a slight presence of bananas, but I find it not prominent enough, though the bread smells heavenly while baking. I will continue to improve it before I share it with you.
Since I've had a lousy day of bread, I decided to make my favourite (also my family's favourite) burger for dinner. I top it up with a wholesome pumpkin soup. This is by far one of the easiest burgers to make. One I considered to be as good as hotel standard...lol... Try it and see if you'll love it as much as we do.
Hearty Beef Burger
Foccacia Bread (I use Gardenia Foccacia Bread)
Lettuce (a good choice would be Baby Butterhead)
4-5 slices Shabu-shabu beef (for one burger)
1 slice Cheddar Cheese (highly recommended to use President brand)
2-3 Shitake mushrooms, sliced
salt & pepper
1. In a frying pan, melt some butter. Add in mushrooms and fry till soft. Set aside.
2. Next stir fry the beef until just change color. Season with dash of pepper and salt. Set aside.
3. Slice the foccacia bread horizontally across and spread butter on both slices. Heat the buttered side on the frying pan for 1-2 minutes until it is lightly browned.
4. To assemble, place 2-3 leaves of lettuce on top of the bottom slice of the bread. Top with beef, followed by mushrooms and lastly a slice of cheddar cheese. Cover with the remaining hot slice of bread. Let the burger stand for a few minutes for the cheese to melt a little and enjoy!