16 March 2011

Orange Honey Bread

I love the taste of orange cake , it makes me dig into all my recipes to find a bread or cake that use orange as main ingredient and I found Carol 's Orange Honey Bread 鮮橙蜂蜜麵包. I'm using gelatinized dough or Tanzhong method 汤种法 again. First time not using sugar but natural honey in bread, the taste is divine! 

Dough ready for proofing. My bread shaping skill has improved, right? Hahaha...

Bread dough ready for oven, top with rolled oats, sesames and salted pistachios.

Recipe adapted from Carol

Gelatinized Dough Ingredients:
250ml milk
50g bread flour

1. In a bowl, add milk then stir in flour.
2. Bring batter to gas stove, on medium heat cook and stir until the batter thicken.
3. Leave the gas stove once the batter thicken, continue stir until swirling batter.
4. Once cool, the dough can be used directly, if saving in refrigerate has to use within 3 days.

A. Bread Dough Ingredients:
100g Gelatinized Dough
270g bread flour
30g plain flour
1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
1 egg
30g honey (used 50g)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp orange jam (substituted with 1/2 grated orange zest)
150ml orange juice (warm juice)
30g butter

1. Place all ingredients A into a mixing bowl (except butter and grated orange zest), knead the mixture until forming a smooth nonsticky dough. (Liquid part has to reserve 20-30ml, add in slowly)
2. Add in butter. Knead the dough with the standard kneading method, which is in an action of pushing the dough out. Knock the dough on the work surface until the dough is able to form elastic film.
3. Add grated orange zest. Roll the dough into ball, spray water on the surface and cover it with damp cloth. Let it proof for 1 hour (about 2 times bigger)
4. Once proofing complete, use hands to press out air. Divide into six small doughs and form into ball, cover with damp cloth and let the dough rise for 15 mins.
5. Roll the dough into olive-shape dough, and roll it into long strip. Plait 3 strips together and place it onto greased pan. Let it proof for 60 mins.
6. Egg wash the surface, decorate as disire and bake at 180C for 35-38 mins.
7. Immediately turn out the bread from pan when it is done.

See the lovely topping and the brown crust! 

Divine bread texture which I always want my bread to be! Crispy crust with an ultra soft texture!

Excellent bread! The orange fragrance and the natural sweetness from the honey!

Want to try?

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Jess of Bakericious


Stylish Blogger Award

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I would like to thank Lena of Frozen Wings (Stylish blogger award & One lovely blog award) and Kitchen Flavours (One lovely blog award) for passing on the awards to me. Thank you very much!

Lena of Frozen Wings has a wonderful blog with delicious Nyonya Curry Chicken and Nyonya Fried Turmeric Chicken Wings that makes me drooling. She is very talented and creative in her baking and cooking. Do give her blog a visit!

Kitchen Flavours has a wonderful blog with mouth-watering yummies. She has various types of recipes which make me surprised on how all rounded she is in baking and cooking! Do give her blog a visit, you will definitely enjoy her food as much as I do! 

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6. Jeannie from Baking Diary
7. Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids
8. Jess from J3ss Kitch3n
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10. Mary from One Perfect Bite
11. Angie from Angie's Recipes. Taste of Home.
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14. 苏联 from 苏联妈妈
15. Joyce from Chunky Cooky

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  1. Wow, such a lovely bread. I want to try ;P

  2. 实在太厉害了,我好佩服你把面包做得那么好:)

  3. Ah Tze, nice bread! You shaped the bread very well. Thanks for the awards, I love following your blog :)

  4. Your bread is really lovely and it looks delicious. Very nice! Congratulations on your well-deserved award. Thank you so much for including me in the list of people you've chosen to share it with. I really am appreciative. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Hi Ah Tze, love your this honey orange bread. First time I see this.
    Anymore left? 2 pieces with iced coffee will do me fine, ha ha.
    I guess it requires dexterity, delicacy, finesse, coordination and patience, not to mention that special ingredient called 'love' baking this.
    You very creative.
    Have fun and keep a song in your heart.

  6. Your bread looks so yumm, love the orange flavour.
    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for sharing it with me. That's so sweet of you, lots of hugs to you :)

  7. Gorgeous bread...I love that it's braided, then shaped into a wreath. I'm going to try that!

    I am so honored to accept the Lovely Blog award...you are so sweet! Now I have to pop over to visit all the other winners :) THANK YOU!!!

  8. Congratulations on your award! And thank you for accepting it!
    Your bread looks really soft and moist. Must have smelt really nice with the orange. This would be great with a cup of tea, even coffee, I love them both! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Ah Tze, I am drooling here over your so very fluffy looking ring of bread, out of shape or not, it is very delicious I am sure...I wonder if I could still use my leftover dough which is more than 3 days in the fridge already!:P must check it out tomorrow! Thank you so much for giving me the award:)

  10. Hi Ah Tze...Thank you so much for the blog award! You're so sweet and I truly appreciate it. :) Have a wonderful day.


  11. Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing it to me.
    The bread ring looks so soft and good!

  12. How gorgeous and delicious! Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it on to me!
    Blessings, Catherine

  13. beautiful bread ah Tze and thank you so much for the award i am so honored!

  14. Congrats for your award and thank you so much for passing the award to me.

    I think we are in the same situation right now...baking lots of breads lately. Your orange honey bread is so beautifully shaped and texture is great. I will bookmark this and hope to bake this bread too :D

  15. >>Cathy, I'm thinking of your Panda Bread...

    >>鲸鱼, 没有啦。。。

    >>Uncle Lee, welcome and thanks for your compliment! However, "Outstanding" is too much for me :)

    >>Min, Mary, Umm, Lizzy, Kitchen Flavours, Jeannie, Amy, Angie, Catherine, Jess and Zoe:
    Thank you! I love to visit your blog mainly for the wonderful recipes you have and also the beautiful photos which I can't resist ^_^ You are awesome!

  16. the bread look so NICE! psst, your skills for bread shaping has always been so good (:

  17. Rolled oats, sesames and salted pistachios? All the good stuff... ^_^

  18. Your bread making really has improve a lot! The orange honey bread looks fabulous! Congratulation on your award and thanks for passing it to me.

  19. wow, the texture is really soft, i love this! you deserved the award, dear!

  20. Yes, your bread is so pretty and I cant help but look at the photos so many times!! :)

  21. I can only think of one word to describe your bread. WOW!!!

  22. 看见你们一个接一个的做了CAROL姐的最新食谱,真的很惭愧哦。。。你家的辨子圆面包好多料哦。。。

  23. >>neyeeloh, the topping go well with the orange bread too :)

    >>Vivian, thanks for liking the bread!

    >>Lena, thank you!

    >>Hanushi,thank you, thank you! try it out then :)

    >>Quay Po Cooks, if compared to your cooking, this is nothing ^_^

    >>Joelyn, 食镨买了要好好利用唷 :)


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