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Friday, July 31, 2015

Giraffe Patches Bread Loaf 长颈鹿花紋土司

When my blogger friend Fion and May told me about this popular Giraffe bread in FB, i was so excited and tried it out immediately ^_^.

This decorated bread loaf is quite easy to make, and it create great result !

Try to roll them into longer log. I admit that i didn't handled well the rolling, resulted uneven shape of bread loaf (one side taller and another shorter). Before cut, the shape look like bear paw, hehehe..

I didn't follow the original recipe using bread maker, instead i modified from Champion Toast recipe.
Giraffe Patches Bread Loaf 长颈鹿花紋土司
*for a 11cmx20cm (internal), non-stick Pullman tin

375g bread flour
35g sugar
1/2tsp fine salt
20g butter
1tsp instant dry yeast
250g fresh milk ( I use cold milk from fridge)

20g cocoa powder ( I use Valrhona cocoa powder)
15g fresh milk


1.      Mix bread flour, sugar and yeast in the mixing bowl, mix well.
2.      In a stand mixer, add in salt and milk, mix into a dough using low speed, then use medium speed to knead it into a shiny and smooth texture.
3.      Add in butter, then knead it using medium speed until it forms dough that shinny and smooth ( I use KA mixer, took about 20mins).
4.      Remove 230g plain dough, place in another clean bowl and set aside to proof till double.
5.      Add in cocoa powder and milk in remaining plain dough, continue run the mixer and mix well. Set aside to proof till double.
6.      Divide the plain dough, 1 portion x 71g (large), 3 portions x 53g(small) (depend the final weight and adjust accordingly).
7.      Divide the chocolate dough, 1 portion x 138g(large(), 3 portions x 115g(small) (depend the final weight and adjust accordingly).
8.      Use a rolling pin, roll chocolate dough to a flat oval shape, then roll it like swiss roll.  
9.      Use a rolling pin, roll plain dough to a flat oval shape. Place the chocolate dough on plain dough, cover the chocolate dough with plain dough and seal. Gently roll them into 24cm long log. Repeat till all finished.
10.   Divide each dough into two portions. First stack 3 small dough in the prepared loaf pan, followed by 2 large dough and top with the balance 3 small dough. Set aside to proof for another 30-45mins.
11.   Bake at a pre-heated oven at 180C for 10mins, tent the top with foil (to prevent further browning), continue bake for 15mins, then another 10mins with fan forced. Every oven is difference, please adjust temp and timing according to your oven.
12.   Once done, cool on wire rack before slice them.

Recipe reference to here, recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


Gloria Fernandes said...

Looks very beautiful dear..I have tried marble bread but this looks superb

Tumas Tongue Treats said...

Sonia, u are amazing.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

你的行动好快啊! 这边才说说,那边就出炉了!

mui mui said...

Hi ah Chi,
This is so cute. Can send a piece over :p

Veronica said...

Hi Sonia, your giraffe patches bread looks so beautiful and soft too. Could you tell me where I can get the Valhona cocoa powder in KL?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Veronica, you can get it at Big supermarket at Publika KL

Anonymous said...

Any idea if milo powder will turn out the same?

mis chucherias said...


My Little Space said...

Such a fun bake, Sonia ! The printing looks perfect. Happy Weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous, yes you can replace with milo but I guess the colour will slightly lightly .

Anonymous said...

U r right Sonia colour lighter not as nice looking. texture and taste is good though. many thanks.

Veronica said...

Thanks Sonia

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Elsa Elwin said...

Thanks for share Sonia...really love it..

Shazzy A.K said...

Wow! This one looks amazing! I shall try this

Shazzy A.K said...

Wow! This one looks amazing! I shall try this

Shirley Tan said...

Hi, how do you mix the cocoa powder so well ? If using Panansonic BM, i will be suing Menu 8 and quickly i have to mix and put in back and bake. I tried before and the cocoa powder does not blend well using hand.
Please advise how you did it so blendly mix.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Shirley , I used KA mixer to mix the cocoa powder with plain dough .

Shirley Tan said...

Thanks Sonia, what is KA?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Shirley , Kitchen aid brand

Michelle said...

Hi Sonia, This looks very nice! Must the tin be non stick? Any effect on the proofing? Many thanks.

Bea said...

Just come across this bread recipe tonight and was thrilled. I have actually never seen it like this on the inside. I can't wait to try it. Thank you 💜

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