Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sweet Panda bread recipe

So, after many attempts at the panda bread I finally have an OK recipe that tastes yummy =] So thought I would share with you ^^ (p.s. idea inspired by a Japanese cooking site )

This panda bread is sweet and the taste & texture reminds me of Chinese man tou- [饅頭]

Here is what you need:

300g plain flour
1egg,
20g butter,
1 cup of milk
3 large tablespoons of sugar
5g dried yeast
Drinking chocolate or cocoa powder (darker),
Pandan paste ( or green food colouring)

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place the following into a bowl and mix with a dough hook. [Gradually adding in the milk]

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You should end up with a sticky-ish dough

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Split the dough

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knead the colours into the 2 doughs ( i did this by hand)

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you should end up with 3 dough pieces

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* preheat your oven to a low heat *

keep each one in cling film until you are ready to build the panda. You can leave them for a while but I don’t. Then build the panda, something like this:-instructions2

and leave the oven (switched off) for about 40 minutes, then cook at 180C for 30 minutes.

You should end up with a nicely risen loaf. The results may vary, I tried it many times and every time I got a different ‘panda face’ So it’s quite exciting really!!

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This one has long ears! ^

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^ the first one I made that didn’t taste as good but looked the best.

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This one looks ok! and tasted yummy.

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serve with condensed milk ^_^

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I eat the green parts then leave the panda to the last. . .( ‘Pandan’ flavour is really nice if you have never tried it! it gives the bread a really nice smell. )

You can use this method to make whatever you like really, doesn’t have to be a panda. =]

19 comments:

  1. hmm looks so delicious!
    definitely trying this out one day!!
    Krissy xoxo

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  2. Hahaha omg this is so CUTEEE <3 Love it! : D I have to try it sometime!

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  3. That bread looks so cute and cool, thank you for sharing the fun recipe!

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  4. Soooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
    Cannot wait to try it :D

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  5. ahhh i really want to try this out =D

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  6. ahhh so this is how you made it! it really looks too cute to eat ^^

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  7. Wow this is so cute! :D I wouldn't want to eat it even if I did make it!

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  8. can't wait to try it!!! so cute!!!!
    ahhhh =]

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  9. Looks awesome and yummo~ Never tried baking though ;o;

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  10. Cute bread!! But contains a lot of artificial colour.. :)

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  11. OMG so adorable!!! Can't believe you made a panda bread @.@!!!

    <3

    Xxxxxx

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  12. Aww i love this! So want to try it! x

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  13. so so cuute :) will diffinately be trying that out soon :)

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  14. omg!! added to favorites! so kawaii <33 im following now ^_^

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  15. LOL! <3 super cute :3
    looks yummy :3

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  16. where did you buy the pandan paste/ flavouring? I've been looking for it all over UK. D:

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every comment makes me smile ^^