Rocking around the Christmas Bread – Part 1 – Christmas Tree Bread!

 

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Ahoy Everybody, Merry Christmas!

How are your festive preparations going? Does your house look like a winter wonderland yet?

Ours doesn’t, but the kitchen is getting pretty Christmassy.

We’re totally in love with our Christmas Tree Bread. What do you think?

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We made the loaf using the Doodlebread kit and a tree shaper & stamp we made using our 3D printer. Check out the video

 

Here’s what you need to make the doughs:

Cocoa dough

  1. 100g strong white bread flour
  2. 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  3. 1g salt
  4. 2g sugar
  5. 4g dried yeast
  6. Veg oil
  7. 60ml warm water

Apple dough

  1. 100g strong white bread flour
  2. 1 teaspoon of apple powder
  3. 1g salt
  4. 2g sugar
  5. 4g dried yeast
  6. Veg oil
  7. 60ml warm water

Same as ever, you just throw the ingredients for each dough in separate bowls and give them a quick mix to make sure the ingredients are as evenly distributed as possible. Make a little well in the centre with your spoon and pour in a little vegetable oil, then add the water. Mix it all up, you can add a little more flour or water as you go, if you think it’s too wet or dry. Then knead the doughs by folding, squashing, and pushing the doughs with the heel of your hand or fist till they’re soft & spongy.

To bake, preheat the oven to 200c and place the silicone tin upright in the centre for 30 mins.

Don’t forget to remove the shaper before baking btw! – Nothing will ruin a nice turkey sandwich more than melted plastic baked into the bread

Experiment!

Also, you don’t need to use the flavouring/colouring we did. Try adding different ingredients to your doughs to suit you

Maybe cranberry powder in the outer dough with pureed brussel sprouts for the tree? What could be more festive?

Whatever you choose, have fun doing it, that’s what it’s all about :)

 

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How to eat a beard – Movember Bread!

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Ahoy everyone!

Have you ever imagined eating a moustache or a beard?

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No?

Neither have we, but we’re still ecstatic with our Movember bread. It’s the first in a series of loaves we’ve been working on to see what fantastic shapes we can come up with, using the Doodlebread kit and our new 3D printer!

Check out the video!

Here’s what you need to make the doughs:

White dough

  1. 200g strong white bread flour
  2. 1g salt
  3. 2g sugar
  4. 4g dried yeast
  5. Veg oil
  6. 120ml warm water

Throw it all in a bowl and give it a quick mix to make sure it’s as evenly distributed as possible. Make a little well in the centre with your spoon and pour in a little vegetable oil, then add the water. Mix it all up, you can add a little more flour or water as you go, if you think it’s too wet or dry. Then do exactly the same with the cocoa dough

Cocoa dough

  1. 100g strong white bread flour
  2. 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  3. 1g salt
  4. 2g sugar
  5. 4g dried yeast
  6. Veg oil
  7. 60ml warm water

BUT I KNEEEAD YOU!!! 

Next is the part that puts hairs on your chest, face, and also your loaf, kneading

Using the heel of your hand and or you fists, fold, squash, pummel, and punish that dough till its bruised and bouncy. Then it’s time to pack it into the tin and let it rise.

We realise that it’s near the end of November and maybe you’re thinking we’re a bit late with this, but it’s just now that those beards will be reaching full power!

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And anyway, Christmas is just around the corner, maybe Nativity Sandwiches could become a thing in the playground?

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