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 :)