I did say my last loaf of bread would be the last for a while, but then I saw that Nissin Foods was doing a contest (#USEYOURNOODLECONTEST) having to do with innovation for their 50th Anniversary of the introduction of Cup Noodles. I really like making bread from instant noodles; some of you might think I’m a little off my rocker, but it’s fun, completely different from what I’ve been doing, and it’s really neat to put a bunch of things together and have something come out nicely. Whether I win the contest or not (it would be nice to win), I’m happy with what I did here. Let’s check it out =- I used one noodle block and the seasoning from 10 Cup Noodles Chicken flavor! Let’s go!
Nissin Cup Noodles Bread – United States
This was a tricky video to do – my GoPro overheated and shut off at one point. Regardless, I think it’s a cinematic masterwork of somewhat decent quality.
- 1 Cup Noodles Chicken flavor cup, hydrated and drained
- 9 Cup Noodles Chicken flavor, opened and all seasonings and vegetables dumped into a bowl
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp yeast
- 1 more Cup Noodles Chicken flavor – steeped with as little boiling water as possible
- sour cream
- processed cheese
- Steep one of the Cup Noodles and as this is going on, open 9 Cup Noodles and add the loose vegetables and seasonings to a bowl
- Add water, oil, and sugar to bread pan
- Add 1 cup flour, then drained noodles, seasonings and veggies, second cup flour, and finally yeast
- Set bread machine to BASIC and LIGHT crust. Watch as it kneads – mine ended up with an incredibly well behaved dough ball
- Once done, let cool for 45 minutes
Triangle Pocket Sandwiches
- Slice bread and add bottom half to sandwich maker
- Add some noodles and slice of cheese, then top with a second slice of bread (cut as thinly as possible as I ran into an issue with that)
- Accompany with a dipping sauce of a little of the Cup Noodles broth and sour cream with some black pepper
- Top with thinly sliced spring onion
A very well behaved dough ball!
A light colored loaf. You can see the vegetables peeking out of the crust on the sides.
Finished (click to enlarge). The bread was very good – the flavor from the Cup Noodles was very light though – if the seasoning was in a sachet, it would have come through a little better. The light chicken taste was nice, though. The vegetables remained hydrated and worked very well – they could be found throughout the loaf! The little sandwiches were definitely on the dry side, however the chicken flavored broth with the sour cream and pepper really helped a lot and the pairing was excellent. A nice way to spend a morning and afternoon.