Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Watermelon Bread Loaf 西瓜土司

I have bookmarked this watermelon bread loaf long time ago. Finally i managed to make it happened !

Love how it turned out, the red part of bread look quite similar like real watermelon flesh ^_^

The process of making this watermelon bread loaf not as difficult as i thought, lets see the steps..

Next time i have to increase the amount of raisin. This was the amount i put in, but it turned out so little and only able to spot 1 or 2 raisin when i cut each slice.

Painting the watermelon stripes ^_^

Look like watermelon hor ? hehehe..
Next ,i am going to make yellow watermelon ^_^. This recipe is use red yeast rice powder to create red effect. If you don't have this, you can replace with red dragon fruit flesh (adjust the liquid amount accordingly) to create similar red effect.

Watermelon Bread Loaf 西瓜土司
*for a 11cmx20cm (internal), non-stick Pullman tin

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

For red watermelon flesh
2tsp red yeast rice powder
1tbsp fresh milk

For green watermelon skin
1tsp green tea powder
1tbsp fresh milk

For dark green watermelon stripes
black charcoal powder, green tea powder

some raisins


1. In a stand Mixer, add in bread flour, sugar, salt, yeast and milk, mix into dough using low speed, kneads till smooth.
2. Add in butter, then knead till dough is shinny and smooth.
3. Remove 190g plain dough, place in another clean bowl and set aside to proof till double.
4. Remove 300g plain dough, add in red yeast rice powder and milk, knead it by hand till colour is even. Place in another clean bowl and set aside to proof till double.
5. The balance plain dough (~190g), add in green tea powder and milk, knead it by hand till colour is even. Place in another clean bowl and set aside to proof till double.
6. Use a rolling pin, roll red dough into rectangular shape (same length as per loaf tin), sprinkle raisins on top, then roll it like swiss roll.
7. Use a rolling pin, roll plain dough into rectangular shape(same length as per loaf tin), then wrap red dough inside.
8. Mix a bit of green tea powder and charcoal powder with water till a dark green paste. Use a rolling pin, roll greed dough into rectangular shape (same length as per loaf tin). Take a Chinese brush, paint with dark green paste to create watermelon stripes effect. Wait for few minutes, to let it dry. Then wrap white and red dough inside.
9.  Place the dough in the prepared loaf tin, set aside to rise till about 90%. Cover with the lid, continue to rise completely, take about 1hr.
13. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C (fan forced) for 20-25mins (I took 23mins). Every oven is difference, please adjust temp and timing according to your oven. Once done, immediately remove bread from the tin and cool on wire rack before slice them.

Reference here, recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


  1. Sonia, my toes wanna give toes up too beside thumbs up!!! so pretty and really look like water melon.

  2. Sonia, 你非常的快手, 这个西瓜吐司我也bookmark了好久!
    上个星期, 我才刚做了花豹纹的, 这西瓜不懂几时才能生的出来, 哈哈哈。。。
    你的西瓜吐司很美,烤到四四方方的, 赞啊!

  3. 哇哈!好美的西瓜吐司!好喜欢哦!

  4. 哇哈!好美的西瓜吐司!好喜欢哦!

  5. Sonia

    Wow, like real!

    Priscilla Poh

  6. 漂亮的西瓜吐司,看了都心花怒放!

  7. luk lik real ones.. if japan had invented square watermelons, u did invent a rectangular hats off to u :)

  8. Really pretty , Sonia ! Love the painted stripes :D

  9. your watermelon bread turned out to be so perfect..the raisins are like the seeds for the melon but taste sweeter..really perfect.

  10. 好美啊!真让人羡慕不已啊~

  11. Same with Bakericious, i thumb up and toe up...

  12. Very creative , too pretty to eat this bread! 👍👍

  13. Impressive looking loaf bread. Mmm... I prefer seedless watermelon.... hehehe.. of course lots of raisins in bread would be yummy!!

  14. Wah! Betul-betul macam tembikai leh!

  15. Hi Sonic, may I know where you buy "Red yeast rice powder and black Charcoal powder"? Any photo of the item to share please?

  16. Fantastic job, kudos Sonia !
    Happy weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  17. this is so adorable! and its square ;)

  18. The watermelon loaf that is really dirst time iam seeing very good innovation

  19. Hi Sonia, watermelon loaf looks gorgeous!

  20. Wow this is really nice. Very creative

  21. Dear Sonia, Very pretty. Am I ask if it is possible to use food colouring instead of red yeast and green tea powder?
    Thank you for your advise.

  22. I agree with the majority of the points in this article and it’s great without any doubt.


  23. thanks for sharing your post and it was superb .I would like to hear more from you in future too.

    Bahamas Customs

  24. Hi Sonia, do you have an Facebook account ?

  25. Woww! I am in awe with your bread...wonder how do u make sure the green dough doesn't rise bigger than then red & white dough?

  26. Sohcool, yes you can substitute with food colouring.

    Syazwani, just follow the dough weight that i written in the recipe provided.


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