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Friday, 23 September 2016

Charcoal Soft Bread 竹炭软面包(老式酵头)

Bamboo charcoal is a fun ingredient widely used in many bread, cake and cookie recipes throughout Asia. The charcoal powder is actually tasteless and odourless. It lends a naturally coloured and gorgeous look to baked goods without affecting the taste. 

Look at these lovely Charcoal Soft Bread, they are pillowy soft and spongy. And, they will stay soft for days.  

This recipe was adapted from here . If you do not have charcoal powder and would like to try the plain golden soft bread, click here for recipe >> 



105g Bread Flour 高筋面粉 105克

45g Cake Flour 低筋面粉 45克

12g Castor Sugar 糖 12克

1 tsp Instant Yeast  即溶酵母 1 小匙


120g Warm Water (just a little warm when touch by hand) 温水 120克


105g Bread Flour 高筋面粉 105克

45g Cake Flour 低筋面粉 45克

2 tsp Charcoal Powder 碳粉 2小匙

57g Castor Sugar 糖 57克

1/2 tsp Salt 盐 半小匙

12g Milk Powder 奶粉 12克


45g Egg (lightly beaten an egg, reserved some for egg wash) 鸡蛋 45克 (打撒)

25g Water (at room temperature) 水 25克 (室温)


40g Unsalted Butter (softened) 无盐牛油 40克 (软化/室温) 

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1. Mix (A) in a mixer bowl. Add in (B). Use a spoon or mixer's dough hook to mix until it form a sticky dough. This is the starter dough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let it rest for about 2.5 hours.

把(A)混合,加入(B) 搅拌均匀。盖上保鲜纸,室温待发至浮现蜂窝状,大概两个半小时。

2. Monitor closely after 2 hours. When you see 'bubbling' effect and the center of the dough starting to topple, that's the time to add in (C) and (D).
当面团的中心开始下陷时(待发大概两小时后就要注意看看),加入(C) 和 (D)。

3. In a bowl, mix together (C) ingredients. In another bowl, mix together (D) ingredients. When the starter dough is ready, add in (C) and (D)
注意:材料(C) 和(D) 必须分别放在碗里混合了才加入。

4. Mix until it form a shinny dough. (For KitchenAid mixer, use dough hook, speed 2 for 5 minutes. This can be done with hand too, my sister tried hand knead the dough, according to her, it's very sticky at this stage, but it'll be pliable after a while)

5. Knead in (E) gradually and continue to knead until it passes the membrane stage. My mixer took about 10 minutes kneading time).

6. Cover and let it proof 1.5-2 hours. Remove from the bowl and place the dough on a lightly greased worktop. Deflate and shape as desired. Place the dough on a lightly greased baking tin. Let it proof doubled in size, about 1 hour. 

7. Preheat oven 200'C. Egg wash and add on some toppings as desired.

8. Place the bread into the oven, 2nd rack from the bottom. Reduce temperature to 170'C and bake for 15-20 minutes. This method helps the bread to RISE to the MAX! 
放进已预热的烤箱,把烤箱的温度调至170度,烘烤15-20 分钟。

9. Remove from oven. 

10. Remove bread from the baking tin. Let it cool completely on the rack.

11. It's ready and time to enjoy the delicious bread! :)  

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