Monday, May 15, 2017

Homemade Bamboo Charcoal "White" Sandwich Bread

Woah, We didn't know our bread recipe will be so popular when we filmed it but it sure is one of the top 3s recipes on our channel. Check that recipe here>>> Softest White Bread Ever!

So we are back with a "crazy" twist to it... Well, it maybe crazy to a lot of you but there are actually many countries that utilise this ingredient~ Bamboo Charcoal Powder!!

It definitely makes everything it touches black and it bares health benefits that you might want to incorporate into your diet "sneakily". 

This recipe is a quick mix recipe that requires less steps than our "famous" white bread recipe. It is not just the same recipe that throws in a little charcoal. This bread is slightly stiffer comparing to our amazing white bread but I can confidently say that you won't notice the difference if you have only eaten store-bought bread in you life.

This recipe is slightly faster to whip up as it requires no cooking on the stove of any sort and bakes at a higher temperature for shorter amounts of time.

You can easily replace your normal bread with this bread as it tastes practically the same but in a future recipe, we will show you how we dress it up!

Now to the recipe...

Ps: We used a pullman loaf pan, if you don't have one, just use your normal pan.

Infographic Recipe will be updated soon!

Bamboo Charcoal “White” Bread aka Black Bread
Yields 1 loaf

375g (3 cups) AP flour
15g (2 tbsp) Bamboo charcoal powder
15g (4 tsp) Granulated sugar
240g (1 cup) Milk, lukewarm
1 Egg yolk
3g (1/2 tsp) Salt
20g (1 1/2 tbsp) Unsalted butter, softened
7g (2 1/4 tsp) Active dry yeast

1. Mix milk and yeast together into bowl of a large stand mixer and let it proof for 5 minutes
2. Add butter, egg yolk, sugar, salt and blend
3. Add Bamboo charcoal powder and 2 1/2 cups of flour into the mixture
4. Knead the dough on low speed with a dough hook until incorporated, around 5 to 6 minutes
5. If dough does not pull off the sides, add a little more flour
6. Knead for 2 more minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic
7. Put it in a non-stick bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap (*Take note: We have a steam rise setting in our oven that does not require to cover the dough)
8. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45min - 1 hour
9. Transfer dough to a floured work surface
10. Punch down the dough and cut dough into 3 equal pieces
11. Roll both dough into a long, flat, rectangle shape and roll it like a cinnamon roll
12. Place all dough into the bread pan (450g/1.5lb), seam side down
13. Let rise until doubled in size, about 45min
14. Cover the bread pan
15. Bake it in a preheat oven at 190°C (375°F) for around 30 min
16. Let it cool completely and cut into slices

I. Bamboo Charcoal Powder must be food grade in order to consume, there are a lot of health benefits to this ingredient eg. Detoxifying your body
II. We have seen some Youtubers making “failed” Bamboo Charcoal Bread/Buns that result in a gritty bread. That happens because their source of Bamboo Charcoal is not well prepared. Bamboo charcoal for baking is ground really fine, if you feel it with your fingers is should resemble cocoa powder, light and super fine. Our breads are never gritty, we promise, so never blame the bamboo charcoal for bad bread, blame yourselves ;)
III. We don’t recommend using black food coloring, as it needs a lot of colouring to get a vibrant black making it taste off, slightly bitter
IV. The Pullman loaf pan makes a perfect square slice, you don’t need it to make good bread
V. Make sure your yeast is not dead, this is mainly the reason to fail ☺

Links to Supplies:
Pullman Loaf Pan
Mixer we use
Bread Slicer
Bread Knife

Hope you guys enjoy this weeks [How To's]

See  you next week :)


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