Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Bread/ Straight Dough Method

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Ho...Ho...Ho...Santa Claus is coming to my house :D Time fly really fast. Now is the last month of year 2012. In December month lots of Christmas bakes appear in blog sphere. Me too don't want to miss the opportunity having fun in my kitchen.

I like the beard ^^
I saw this Santa here. I think this is great way to serve bread for Christmas. Therefore I give this Santa a try. Do you think I have done a good job? ^^ Actually still has room to improve. Due to time constrain I'm not able to take step-by-step photos. Don't worry! Here is the click for pictures on how Santa is being shaped. Have fun!

Recipe from 孟老师的100道面包cookbook
Santa shaping from Taste of Home Recipes
Ingredients:
(A)
250g bread flour
50g cake flour
30g sugar
1/4 tsp salt
15g milk powder
3g instant yeast (1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp)
30g whole egg
150g water

20g butter, cut into small pieces

(B) Deco
1 yolk (egg wash)
Tiny drop of red food colouring
Raisins for eyes
 

Methods:
1. Place all ingredients (except butter) into kneading bowl. Knead until form dough.



2. Add butter and continue knead till the dough can be stretched to form a "window panel".

3. Shape the dough into round shape. Place inside bowl, cover and leave to proof for 1 hour 15 minutes.

4. De-gas dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 2 portions with one portion smaller.


5. Shape the larger portion into big triangle with rounded corners for Santa's head and hat.


6. Divide the smaller portion into 2 equal parts. Shape one part into beard. Use scissor or pizza cutter cut the flatten dough into strips about ½ cm wide. Carefully place at Santa's face, twist and curl the strips as you like.


7. Divide the remaining dough for mustache, nose, hat pom-pom and brim. For mustache; flatten the dough and cut the end into small strips. Place above beard. Place a small ball above mustache for nose. Fold tip of hat over and add another ball for pom-pom. Lastly roll out a narrow piece of dough to create hat brim; position under hat. Leave to proof for 30 minutes.

 
8. Apply egg wash on Santa. With the balance yolk, add tiny drop of red food colouring. Carefully apply on Santa's hat, nose and cheek. With a scissor make 2 slits and gently insert raisins for eyes.

 
9. Bake in preheated oven 170C for 15 minutes. Then increase to 180C and bake for another 10 minutes.
*Rotate Santa to get even brown colour.
*If certain parts of Santa brown too fast cover with aluminium foil.

10. Remove from oven and place it on wire rack to cool.


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~BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread hosted by -Heather from girlichef and Conniefrom My Discovery of Bread


~Recipe Box# 26 hosted by Bizzy Bakes


~December AlphaBakes challenge with letter 'S' hosted by The More than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes

21 comments:

  1. oh yes, you've definitely done a great job, Vivian!
    i saw this in one of my friend's fb page and now i see u doing this too
    i feel like giving this a try :)

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  2. wow this is really superb, looks like a master-piece indeed :) what a festie bake

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  3. Vivian~~
    u r so great!!!! Cute Santa!!

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  4. Wow vivian - I just let out a squeal of delight - that's amazing!

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  5. Omg that is sooo cute! I'd even feel sorry to eat him! But you can't let perfectly good bread go to waste :)

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  6. What a cute Santa you made Vivian. I don't know if I could eat it, it's so nice. Thanks for sharing with BYOB

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  7. Hi Vivan, I like your super cute Santa bread. I think it is not easy to do ya :)

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  8. What a master-piece! Looks too cute to cut into Santa, don't you think? Merry Christmas!

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  9. this bread is so cute!! Vivian, Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  10. Wow, the Santa looks so cute Vivian...very creative!

    I also want to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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  11. Vivian, it is so cute! Really looks like Santa and must be good to eat too :)

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  12. Viv,
    This Santa bread is sooo...cute .
    The bread looks nice and soft.
    Must be really tasty:)
    Merry Christmas
    mui..^^

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  13. This is so cute! worth the efforts

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  14. Your Santa bread is so cute..I have no time to bake anything related to Christmas yet, wish i can make some soon.

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  15. hohoho..i would slowly pinch and eat his beard first! this is a wonderful looking santa bread! good job, vivian!

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  16. This bread looks so cute! You did a great job of forming the dough to look like Santa. Happy Holidays!

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  17. this looks amazing, it actually reminds me of neptune but the redness of his nose and hat - love it!

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  18. Thanks to all the nice comments. Do try and bake for coming Christmas! Have nice weekend ahead!

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  19. Wow this looks amazing!! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

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