Thursday, November 20, 2014

Watermelon Look-A-Like Raisin Bread 西瓜面包



I've seen a Watermelon Bread post on Facebook not long ago but couldn't recall the website.  I was intrigued by the artistic creation and set off to google for more images and recipes for Watermelon Bread.   I was so pleased and happy when I finally discovered a Watermelon Look-a-like Raisin Bread recipe from Veronica's Kitchen.   Thank you so much, Veronica.   The bread was soft, freshly baked and I had toasted watermelon bread for breakfast the next day.  They tasted great, laced with a layer of chunky peanut butter!


Place all ingredients except butter and raisins into a mixing bowl.  Beat till a dough is formed, then add in the cubed butter.  Continue to beat till an elastic and smooth ball of dough is formed.


Transfer the dough onto a floured surface, lightly knead for a while.  Divide into 2 portions and divide 1 portion into 2, thus making 3 portions.  Lightly knead a small piece of plain dough, form into a ball, place in a lightly greased bowl, cover with clingwrap and let prove in a warm place for an hour or till double in size.  Put a few drops of green colouring onto the other small piece of dough, roll in between the palms of your hands till colouring is incorporated.   Cover with clingwrap and let prove for an hour in a warm place.


Likewise, put some drops of pink or red colouring onto the biggest piece of dough and roll in between the palms of your hands, add in the dark raisins.  Cover with clingwrap, let prove in a warm place for an hour.  After proving, knock down some air in the dough and knead lightly.


Shape the dough into a log, the length of the base of the lightly greased loaf dish (4.1/2 x 8.1/2 x 3 inch).   Knock down some air in the plain dough, knead lightly, roll out to a piece big enough to wrap up the red log.   Brush the dough with some milk, place the log on top and roll up.


Pinch the seams alongside the log and also the seams at the 2 ends.  Knock down some air in the green dough, roll out to a much bigger piece than the plain dough, brush with milk.


Wrap up the white log with the green dough.  Pinch the seams and tuck in the ends.  Place the dough, seamsides down into the greased  loaf dish.  Cover with clingwrap and let prove in a warm place for an hour or so.  Bake in a preheated oven at  180 deg.C for about 30 to 35 mins.   Remove loaf and place on a wire rack to cool.  (To test whether the bread is baked, give a knock on the top and if a hollow sound is heard, then the bread is done).







Recipe for Watermelon Look-A-Like Raisin Bread  西瓜面包

    Ingredients

    • 320 gm high protein/bread flour
    • 1 medium egg (50 gm)
    • 3/4 tsp instant dried yeast
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 20 to 30 gm sugar
    • 160 ml milk
    • 50 gm butter cut into cubes (room temperature)
    • 100 gm black raisins
    • Red and Green food colouring
    Method

    Please refer to the above pictures.







36 comments:

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  1. Amazing !! Love the colors...so like a real watermelon color. Well done !

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  2. What a clever idea! The bread looks super, Cheah.

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    1. Thank you, Angie but it's not my idea. Got it from Veronica's Kitchen!

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  3. Im really impressed with your food art here..... my first time come across a bread loaf look in watermelon. This watermelon bread look so "juicy" and sweet.

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    1. Ha, ha, the red colour makes the watermelon juicy!

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  4. WOW Cheah! Love this stunning bread. Really looks like a cut watermelon with seeds on :D I'm sure you'll received many 'LIKES' from FB :D

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    1. Yes, I received quite a number of 'Likes' for this post on FB!

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  5. Hi Cheah, it really looks like watermelon ! Fluffy soft too ^-^!

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    1. Ya, when I saw it on FB I fell in love with it!

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  6. Gosh, they're so pretty! Send some over, won't you?? Hope you're well, SC!

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    1. I certainly will. You have a pleasant weekend!

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  7. Wow! A watermelon bread. I like to have that!
    Hi Cheah, above is what my youngest said when he saw your lovely bread. I love to have a piece of your watermelon bread too. It is soft, artistic and I bet it is delicious!
    mui

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    1. Give it a shot, Doreen. You'll be so pleased when you cut up the bread!

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  8. Hi Cheah,
    Oh Wow! What an amazing bread! Love the creativity! Looks really soft and delicious!

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  9. You did good Cheah! Really good as a matter of fact! I'm sure it tastes as yummy as it looks!

    Thanks for sharing, Cheah...

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  10. Hi thank you for the shout out. Your watermelon look-alike bread looks so good and soft. Well done.

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  11. Hi Cheah,
    Saw this watermelon bread on youtube the other day, haven't had a chance to try out yet....yours look so nice!

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    1. Yes, I also got the fine tips from Youtube!

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  12. Looks really good...I want to try too! Thanks for sharing:D

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    1. You can do it too, Jeannie! Will keep a lookout for your post soon :)

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  13. Wow! I was so blown away that I immediately left my computer and started doing this.

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  14. Omigosh...thank you for the step-by-step! This is too beautiful to ignore. I will be rolling my sleeves up for this one! :D

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  15. Wow, Cheah!!! What an awesome and gorgeous watermelon bread!!! so beautiful and mouthwatering!!!

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  16. this is adorable! i need to feed this to my kid!

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  17. Fun! And very creative! I like to try this someday.

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  18. gonna have to try and make this geri senter

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  19. This has inspired me to start serious baking. I love creativity.

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