Monday, March 21, 2011

Green Tea Loaf

My sister Angela bought me some green tea powder two years ago and I still have it in my fridge. I hardly bake anything with it as my other half is not a fan of its flavor. When I saw the green tea loaf at Frozen Wing’s blog I knew I have to try it out. The swirl of the bread she baked was so pretty. Guess what, mine turn out looking totally different. Serve me right for not reading the instruction properly. I have to divide the dough again into two after proofing and I didn’t do that. Oh well, I will do a better job the next time. Lesson learned, no more glancing through the instruction again.

Adapted from Frozen Wing's and Sze Min’s

300 gram bread flour
30gm sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
180ml water
20gm butter
1 tsp green tea powder

1. Combine flour, sugar , salt , yeast and water in a mixer and mix well till smooth dough is formed.
2. Add in butter till dough is smooth and shiny.
3. Divide dough into 2 portions and add in the green tea powder into one portion and mix till dough is even colour.
4. Clingwrap both dough and let it proof about an hour or almost double in size.
5. Shape both dough into round shapes and let them rest for 10 minutes.
6. Divide each dough into 2 portions, so now altogether 2 portions of plain dough and 2 portions of green tea dough.
7. Roll them out and shape them into rectangle
8. Stack the layers alternately, flatten the dough and roll them up tight.
9. Place in a lightly greased loaf tin ( 11cmx11cmx23cm) and let proof for second time for an hour .
10. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degree F for 30 mins.

I am submitting this bread to Yeastspotting


Shereen said...

Your bread still look good though.Nice pattern and evenly coloured.
I love these type of bread.You can just eat it on its own.

My Little Space said...

Well, still furned out looking great, Gert. No worries! :o) Enjoy the bread and have a lovely day.
Blessings, Kristy

CaThY said...

Nice loaf! ;)

Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream said...

This looks awesome and so cute for spring!!

Janine said...

your green tea loaf looks really good! the green is such a soothing green color! whenever i use my green tea powder, the green turns out dirty looking and like 'crap' =X

j3ss kitch3n said...

the swirl is still very lovely Gert!

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

The swirl is still very pretty!!

The Sweetylicious said...

the bread look soft, swirl is lovely and the green tea powder make it have a nice shade of green! great job (:

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

beautiful swirl and look soft !

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh I love the green and swirl! Nice looking loaf Gert!

hanushi said...

Your looks great too!! :)

Elin said...

I think yours look great too;) love the swirl !

catty said...

i love love love LOVE LOVEEEE matcha (green tea) and this loaf looks great! Will definitely try it :)

Min said...

The swirl is very nice and I love your light green colour.

lena said...

the swirl still looks good despite you misread the instrctions, ha! and i love the crust ..i will never get that kind of crust in my bread..maybe due to my oven..

CarinE said...

I thought it was pandan swirl loaf. anyway, it looks gorgeous. especially the fluffy texture and the lovely green swirl.

Anonymous said...

Is this the bread use in ice cream sandwich in Malaysia?


Salomé said...

A really nice loaf! Beautifull photo!

Jeannie said...

I have tried this recipe too and it turned out very good:) Yours have a different swirl, looks pretty too!

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, yes this bread is really soft.

Kristy, thank you :)

Cathy and Carpensm, thanks.

Janine, this green tea powder is from Japan so I am not sure if that makes a difference to the color. I actually bought some from Malaysia before and they were pretty dark green color.

Jess, Ah Tze, Sweetylicious, Sonia, Bee bee, Hanushi,Elin, thank you ladies :)

Catty, I see you bake quite a lot with match powder :)

Min, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lena, ha ha so typical of me. Always glance through the instructions. I actually brush a bit of egg wash on top. Try that the next time and you will get this crust color :)

ICook4Fun said...

CarinE. I notice this packet of match powder has a lighter green color to it.

Lonna, I am not sure about that.

Salome, thank you.

Jeannie, yes this bread is good :)

Anonymous said...

Love the colour and the swirl! Well done, Gert!

Lisa Ho said...

looks good to me... yum yum :)

pigpigscorner said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the colour!

Frena CQ said...

I love anything with green tea and this loaf looks delish!