Sunday, January 07, 2007

Finally, I Made It

Other than crusty rustic loaves, there is one kind of bread which fascinates me a lot. Since I started making bread, I have always been checking out the recipe, but have never attempted it, that is, until now.

Looking at the picture above, doesn't it look like a cinnamon swirl bun? Take a closer look below:

Okay, let me continue my story of this bread. This is a japanese styled bread, which is the one I've been 'oogling at' for years. In fact, many of the breads there are really picture-perfect. But translating the recipes is a challenge since the online translated versions doesn't make sense most of the time. I've always thought that they use a special kind of chocolate sheet for these which are not easily available for domestic baking. But all thanks to Ida who kindly translated the recipe, I managed to make my own chocolate sheet.

Using my own recipe for sweet buns, coupled with the shaping instructions in e-pan, this is my final product for Chocolate Swirl Bread.

Okay, I know this is a far cry from the picture in e-pan (honestly, I'm amazed at the number of swirls there, which made me dizzy *LOL*). But for a second attempt (yes, I made two loaves in two consecutive weeks), I'm quite satisfied with it. I hope to improve on the number of swirls in my next try, which is a test of my patience I must say, because I spent one hour solely on the shaping due to the resting periods in between. But it's pretty worth it :)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bread! Angie, I admire your bread making skills so much! And the patience, too! :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely bread! Sure looks delicious :)

Anonymous said...

aiyo, seems my new blogger "plays" me, didn't send out my comment this morning... But I enjoy coming come a few times to drool overy your work of art anyway! Truely beauitful! I like your version though (I'm not crazy for too chocolatey bread). That chocolate swirls look very elegant, and do not overpound the bread, so I can see how fluffy and soft inside too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie,

Yes. I'm back in the SG and am slowly sorting through all my Vietnam food pictures to be blogged about. I have not relocated... yet. =)

Regards,
D

Precious Moments said...

aiyo, making me drool only. HOw man? send some over?

Baking Fiend said...

angie...
yr bread's beautifully done!
(yeah.. it's such a pain trying to trnaslate the jap text as most of the trnaslated english doesn't make sense - at least to me :P)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

Angie said...

Anh, thanks for your kind words, appreciate it :)

Anne, thank you too!

Gattina, you never fail to make my day :)

D, great to 'see' you back, have been missing your humorous musings :p

Edith, aiyo, finish liao, how arh? *wink *

Ida, a big thanks to your translation!

YD, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Now I am fascinated by your bread...but most of all I wish I could eat it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Angie, you are truly an artist ! I am sooooooooo impressed, very well done.

Anonymous said...

Bravo, very nicely done! So pretty, I bet it tastes delish.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, I love the striping.

Angie said...

beau lotus, thanks for dropping by!

Archana, thank you for your kind words :)

Ching and Brilynn, a big thanks to you too!

LittleHands said...

Angie, I love this bread! Lmk when u making it again hor, I gonna camp outside yr door, man. LOL!

Anjali said...

Thats some baking art!

Angie said...

Jolene, Anjali, thanks!