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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Panda Bread

I promised that I will be back soon...  :P

Sharing with you a bread recipe that I had bookmarked for years! I had even printed this recipe out and filed nicely waiting for the right time to work on. But since it got filed, it was just left there... until recently, a group of FaceBook friends started trying this recipe. I decided to join in the fun.

Here's my panda. :)

You can't help but like this bread's appearance. it's just so cute. And I'm happy to say that in terms of taste, it was pretty good too!

What you need
part A

  • 70gm cake flour
  • 230gm bread flour
  • 4gm salt
  • 4gm dry active yeast
  • 30gm sugar
  • 1 egg with milk to make up 210gm
  • 18gm unsalted butter

part B

  • 8gm green tea powder
  • 8gm bamboo charcoal powder

What to do
  • Heat up milk and egg in MW for 20seconds on high.
  • Dump everything in part A together into the KA/breadmaker. knead till smooth and pass pane test.
  • Divide dough into 3 parts. 75gm for the bamboo charcoal,  210gm plain and remaining for the green tea portion.
  • Add bamboo charocal powder to the 75gm dough and knead till colour is even.
  • Add green tea powder to the remaining portion and knead till colour is even.
  • Proof 3 portions separately till double in size (about 40mins)
  • Punch out dough and assemble the dough accordingly (see  for assembling the dough)
  • Proof another 40mins till double in size.
  • Bake at 200 degrees for 15mins, then lower to 180 degrees for another 15mins