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Giraffe Patch Bread and a meet up 长颈鹿面包和格友见面

This is a cute loaf of bread. It has giraffe patch on every slice of the bread. When i had a meet up with these three awesome baking buddies, we were talking about this giraffe patch bread. Sonia have baked and blog about this cute loaf of bread so May, Aunty Young and i decide to bake and post together. 
The giraffe patch bread.
There is a few version of  making this bread. I am using the bread dough i like to make this bread. It can be mix and knead in the bread maker or a stand mixer or even by hand if you like. I made 2 dough, 1 is plain and the other 1 is with cocoa powder. The dough is slightly more so i end up having extra 5 little plain bread buns.

It is good to spread with Nutella or eating just as it is; my second like it plain!
It is quite simple to assemble it, i follow the instruction from Sonia's blog.
PIC 1
PIC 2
This is ready to bake in the oven. It is kind of out of shape; yes, if it is not shape and arrange nicely, it will grow out of shape .. lol
PIC 3
Anywhere, i am happy with the outcome.At least the slices have Giraffe patch on and it taste really good.
Giraffe Patch Bread
recipe adapted from here
makes 1 450g loaf and 5@60 plain buns

The bread  (plain dough)
235 g bread flour
  15 g milk powder
    5 g instant yeast
  45 g sugar
    4 g salt
   50 g egg
 120 g milk

   30 g unsalted butter

To Do:
1. In a mixer bowl, add in all the ingredients excluded unsalted butter. In a stand mixer, attached the dough hook, mixed into a shinny and smooth dough. (medium speed)
2. Add butter, again knead into a shinny and smooth dough at medium speed. (i use KA mixer, took about 15-20 minutes)
3. Take out 230g, place into a clean oiled bowl to proof till double. 
**The balance plain dough is to mix with the cocoa dough balance to make into plain bread buns.

The bread  (cocoa dough)
235 g bread flour
  15 g cocoa powder
    5 g instant yeast
  45 g sugar
    4 g salt
   50 g egg
 120 g milk

   30 g unsalted butter

To Do:
1. In a mixer bowl, add in all the ingredients excluded unsalted butter. In a stand mixer, attached the dough hook, mixed into a shinny and smooth dough. (medium speed)
2. Add butter, again knead into a shinny and smooth dough at medium speed. (i use KA mixer, took about 15-20 minutes)
3. Take out 483g, place into a clean bowl to proof till dough. 
** The balance of the cocoa dough is to mix with the balance of the plain dough to make into plain bread buns.

To assemble the bread: 
(please refer to PIC 1, PIC 2, PIC 3)
1. Divide plain dough, 1 portion x  71g (large) and 3 portions x 53g (small) 
2. Divide cocoa dough, 1 portion x 138g (large) and 3 portions x 115g (small)
3. Using a rolling pin, roll the cocoa dough into flat and oval shape. Then roll back like a swiss roll.
4. Using a rolling pin, roll the plain dough into flat and oval shape and place the swiss roll cocoa dough onto the plain dough. Wrapped up the cocoa dough with plain dough and seal. Gently roll them into 24cm long log and repeat to the rest of the dough.
5. Divide each portion into two portions. First stack 3 small into the prepared loaf pan, follow by 2 large dough on top and top with 3 small dough. Set aside to proof for 35-40 minutes.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 40 minutes. 
**i baked mine straight through end up the top of my bread is too dark. please adjust the baking time and temperature accordingly to your oven. In future i will tenth the top the bread to prevent it from further browning or too dark)
**for the plain buns, bake at 180C on middle rack for 15 minutes.
7. Once done, cool it on wire rack. Slice and serve!!

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It is a wonderful meet up!
I have a chance to meeting up with 3 awesome baking buddies after my job orientation. It is a wonderful time, meeting up with them. They are great bakers; don't believe me... Do drop by their blog to visit them. They are May from May from 厨苑食谱 Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.and Fion aka Aunty Young

Dear MayMay , Fion姐and Ah Chi, thanks for the sparing out your time to meet up with me and giving me some lovely gifts! Hope to meet up again soon ^_^

Comments

  1. Mui Mui,
    很开心在你Kl公干之余,还有机会和你喝茶交流。
    让大家都有个欢乐的美好时光。
    再来就是谢谢你肯陪我们一起玩同贴,感觉上我们的距离又缩小了,交流也多了,哈哈哈。。。
    你家长颈鹿,温柔似水,文文的美!

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  2. 嗨! Mui Mui, 我也非常高兴能亲眼目睹你这位美貌的muimui, 非常有亲切感的mui!
    谢谢你相伴了我们大半天哦, 下次再见哦!

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  3. Wow, 有美美的面包看、也有美美的照片看! 嘻嘻!
    羡慕你们能够约在一起相聚饮茶! 好美好的回忆!很棒!

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  4. So long didn't see Sonia liao, met her once when she was in Singapore with her hubby who is here on working trip...

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  5. 哇。。。4位都是Super baker
    我都是她们的粉丝啊 :P

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  6. Fantastic Four Great Baker!!

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  7. What a nice meetup! I met up with two fellow bloggers too earlier this year and it was so much fun! This bread looks so pretty and soft!

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  8. 你家的长颈鹿土司比较深色、好漂亮,下次我也加多一些巧克力粉。
    烘焙kaki相聚真的很开心,大家好像有说不完的话题。嘻嘻~

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  9. The four great bakers! 四大美女! Bet that you all had a great time!
    This Giraffe Patch Bread is cute & lovely ^-^!

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  10. lovely pattern ! so nice to be able to meet the baking kaki, such a enjoyable gathering.

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  11. That's a lovely loaf of bread and I'm sure you four ladies had a swinging time meeting up!

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  12. That's a lovely loaf of bread and I'm sure you four ladies had a swinging time meeting up!

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  13. Doreen , I was checking out this loaf online since last week , from Sonia's so.as some other blogs until I stumbled upon yours ! And I just can't help but laughed out loud after I saw the pic 3 , it seems the dough can't stop growing ! *still can't stop grinning * Sorry :D Anyway , the result still looks great !

    Re met up , I'm pretty sure you all had a fabulous time !

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    1. By the way , is that an 8x4-inch loaf tin ?

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