Friday, 21 October 2016

Vanilla choco Leapord Bread ! Eggless !!

The trend for Leapord print is about to extend beyond our wardrobes because of this creation. This might look like an ordinary loaf but cutting through it reveals the beautiful brown and white markings concealed within. Leopard bread is a perfect tea time munch or serves as a delicious after school snack for kids. This is such a simple bread to make and also leaves everyone with a jaw stuck moment.
Ingredients
  • 3 + 1/8 cup : All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp : Instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup + 2tsp : Sugar
  • 1 + 1/4 cup : Milk
  • 3 tbsp : Corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp : Salt
  • 1 tsp : Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup : Unsalted butter
  • 6 tsp : Cocoa powder
Method
  • In a sauce pan pour in 1 cup of milk add in corn starch , salt , vanilla. Give it a good mix without any lumps. 
  • Cook the milk mixture over medium heat until thick and turn off the heat . While the mixture is still hot stir in the butter and set aside to cool for half hour.

  • In a small bowl add the remaining 1/4 cup of milk heat it just above to body temperature. Next add 2 tsp of sugar and instant yeast. Stir this well and keep aside covered for 10 minutes for proofing.
  • In a deep mixing bowl add the flour , yeast mixture , cooked and cooled milk cornstarch mixture , sugar and knead everything into a soft pliable dough.

  • Divide the dough mixture into halves and later divide one half into two. So now in total we have three portions.One big and two small.
  • Take the large dough ball, place it in a greased bowl and cover it. Set this in a warm place for 90 minutes.
  • Now take the remaining two dough portions into two seperate bowls. Add 2 tsp Cocoa powder to one dough bowl and the remaining 4 tsp cocoa powder to other dough bowl.
  • Knead them well until the cocoa powder is incorporated into each dough.
  • We now have a light brown dough ball and the other that is slightly darker brown in color. Cover them and set them in warm place as well for 90mins.
     
  • After which remove each dough on to flat working surface and knead them seperately for a min. Later divide each dough into 7 equal portions. We now have 7 white dough balls , 7 light brown dough balls and 7 dark brown dough balls.
  • Roll one light brown dough ball into oval, make a log out of one dark brown dough ball.Place the log in the centre of light brown oval and reshape into a log after sealing the edges. As shown in the image below. Repeat and prepare all cocoa dough balls in the same manner. Set aside until use. 
  • Now coming back to white dough balls. Shape each dough ball into oval disc place one cocoa log on each disc, roll them nicely, seal the edges by pressing and reshape them into logs. Repeat and prepare seven logs in the same way.
     
     
  • Lighly grease a loaf pan and dust it with flour. Now place the logs in the loaf pan, some straight and some over lapped.
  • Cover and set aside in a warm place for 30 mins or until doubled.
  • Brush its top with milk..
  • Preheat the oven at 170 degree C and bake it for 40 minutes.
  • Later remove , brush its top with melted butter and cool the loaf pan to room temperature. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and invert the loaf on to a chopping tray. Revert and slice.
  • Soft and delicious Leapord bread with its signature print is ready to munch !
Notes:
  • Proof the yeast in warm liquid. If the yeast doesnt smell and turn frothy its not good to use. Discard and start again.
Make and enjoy this delicious bake with your family and friends !!
We love it , hope you will love it too !!

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