Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marble Twist Roll

When I first saw this interesting roll up bread at Dari Dapur MadihaA's blog I was intrigued by it. Since this month Aspiring Baker’s challenge is roll up cake I am not sure if I can submit this. So I wrote to the host Obsessedly Involved with Food and asked her about it as I don’t want to break the rules. She said as long as there is flour, eggs and sugar, and rolled up looking like a Swiss roll she will be alright with it. So, I rolled up my sleeves and get to work. It is a lot of work making this bread but if you have some time to spare this will be a great bread to try out. It is very much different from the usual bread you bake. This bread is like a cross between sweet bread and a cake. I wish I have better skill in rolling it as you notice some part of the bread breaks. Nevertheless it taste pretty good with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients for the chocolate filling:
Adapted from: MahidaA's

125 water
50 gram sugar
1/4 tsp salt
15 gram milk powder
15 gram cocoa powder
25 gram flour
1/2 tbsp butter
40 gram dark chocolate – cut into small pieces

1. Combined all the ingredients except dark chocolate in a small saucepan and mix until smooth. Cook over low heat until it boils and bubbly.
2. Remove from heat and add in the dark chocolate and stir until the chocolate melted. Set it aside to cool.

Ingredients for the Bread:

450 gram flour
7 gram/1 packet dry yeast
15 gram milk powder
75 gram sugar
50 gram honey
1 egg
200 - 220 ml water
1 tsp salt
50 gram butter

To spread on bread:

Some kaya or fruit jam

1. In a mixing bowl combined flour, yeast, milk powder, sugar and salt. Mix well. Combined honey, egg and water.
2. Add egg mixture into the flour mixture. Turn the mixer with the dough hook on and mix until well combined, smooth and elastic. If the dough is too dry add a bit more water to it and if it is too wet add a bit more flour (this depend on the dryness of your flour and your environment)
3. Add in the butter and continue to knead until the butter incorporated into the dough. Cover the dough and let it proof for at an hour or double in size. In the meantime, line and greased a 14” x 10” sheet pan.
4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Sprinkle the dough lightly with flour and pat it into a roughly square shape. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle shape.

5. Spread the chocolate filling over 2/3 of the roll out dough. Fold the filling free part of the dough over the middle third, then fold the other half on top of it to make a flat parcel (like folding a letter into 3 to put inside an envelope).

6. Lightly press down the open ends to seal, Roll out in one direction. You’ll get a very long rectangle. Fold it again like step 5 and roll it out to about 1 cm thick. Using a pizza cutter or a knife cut it into 1.5 cm strips.

7. Take a strip of the dough and give it a few twists. Lay the dough on the baking sheet. Do the same to the rest of the dough and arrange each twist next to each other. Cover and let it rise for another hour.
8. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Brush the rested dough with some milk and bake it for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool down completely.
9. Once it is cool, turn it out onto a parchment paper, remove the lining and spread on some kaya/coconut jam or some jam of your choice.
10. Roll them up (just like a Swiss roll) tightly. Cut and serve.

I am submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #9 - Swiss Rolling Good Times (July 2011) hosted by Obsessedly Involved with Food.

Recipe posted by : My Kitchen Snippets


hanushi said...

This really looks difficult to make. But the results is really very pretty... Perfectly done!

ann low said...

This bread/cake looks very unusual. Very pretty indeed :)

CaThY said...

Awesome! very interesting bake :)

Shereen said...

You really must have nothing to do at home...hahaha.Peranakan people will say, cekik senang!My head kena turn 360 degrees to tengok this swiss roll of yours...very unique.

Yummy Bakes said...

Looks very difficult to me but you have done it beautifully. I want a slice for my breakfast tomorrow...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

The bread looks very interesting and pretty. It must be very delicious too with that chocolate filling. Wish I can have a slice with my tea right now :)

K.Nor said...

cantiknyer! baru perasan entri ni kat rumah madihah :)

Janine said...

Wow this looks really interesting and the result looks amazing! The thought of all that chocolate filling makes me salivate!

Joceline said...

betul betul special! cantiknya! Mesti enak.

Chasing Food Dreams said...

wow... if this beautiful recipe don't win.. I dont know what else will...

Salute to you Gert! This is certainly a Masterpiece!! Maybe one day.. I will put on my courage to try this recipe... :D

mycookinghut said...

This looks really nice! Never seen this baked this way before!

Zoe said...

WOW! The bread is so neatly twisted and the swirls are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bread? Looks very difficult to make. You are good. Theresa

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

Hi Gert..

Thank dear willing to try out this bread... making this bread is very interesting & challenging... but after you saw the end product.. sure u will smile & smile... :-D

WendyinKK said...

Gosh! Really a lot of work.
Hmm.. will keeping the bread under cover(in plastic bag) while cooling make it more pliable for rolling?

ICook4Fun said...

Hanushi, actually it is not that difficult. Maybe a bit more work :)

Ann, thank you.

Cathy, thank you.

Shereen, you know me. When come to cooking and baking I always challenge myself. We Hokkien will say 'chiak par boh sit choh' mean makan kenyang tak ada kerja :)

Yummy Bakes, I wish I can share some with you :)

Biren, too bad you are so far away if not I will share it with you :)

K.Nor, Madihah punya sangat cantik. I punya so so only. Tak pandai gulung :)

Janine, the chocolate is nice but the next time I might try it with red bean paste.

ICook4Fun said...

Joceline, thank you :)

Jenn, ha ha thank you so much for your compliment. I am blushing now :)

Leemei, yea that is why I am so interested in making it :)

Zoe, thank you. Still need a lot of improvement.

Theresa, not that difficult but just a bit more work.

MadihaA, thank you so much for sharing the recipe and your step by step instructions. I still tak pandai the gulung part. Kena buat again so I can practice :)

Wendy, not sure about that.

Edith said...

Oh mind, this looks really challenging and I kudos your patience. Looks yummy as well.

Katie said...

Wow this looks amazing and so striking. The the idea of it being swirled with nutella too. Divine

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this look so challenging and amazing! well done!

sotong said...

wow swiss roll bread with a twist! literally! lol
great job!

MaryMoh said...

Oh wow...this is totally beautiful!! Must be so fun to make. I call that 'skill' :D Would be too challenging for me at the moment. Drooling! Thanks very much for sharing,

ReeseKitchen said...

This looks good, and you are good at it...:) Beautiful work I may say!

lena said...

hi gert, this is so special , i believe even without filling, it's already taste so good! love the patterns of the whole roll!!

My Little Space said...

Great job, Gert! You're getting more & more creative these days. :o) Love your bread. Thanks for sharing.
Hope you're having a great day.

reem said...

Looks really interesting, Great job. I sure will give it a try.

Elin said...

Gertrude...that is a lovely bread roll you have there. Well done and worth your effort when it turned out delicious :) Have KIV it but not sure whether I can do a good job out of it :) Thanks for sharing this with us :)

Sashquatch said...

You wish you had better skill? Goodness me, I think this is wonderful and incredibly skilled! Ive never seen anything quite like it, so impressive!

Linda said...

Wow your bread looks so amazing! Never seen this
Before! I have to say you should be crown "US Masterchef" - everything also know how to do it!!
Perhaps one day I have the courage and strength, will
Try this out. It really look very yummy! Especially I love
Those "half-cake-half-bread" which I had ate it before!!
Very delicious!! Thanks for your generous sharing.

Cuisine Paradise said...

Love the twist and lovely design. U sure have the patience to turn it into an art piece. Thumb up!!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Edith,thank you.

Katie, using nutella for filling sounds really good :)

Sonia, thanks.

Sotong, ha ha thanks.

Mary Moh, yes it was fun to do this type of bread once a while :)

Reese, thank you. Hope you are feeling better.

Lena, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, thank you. When come to baking I like challenging myself :)

Reem, thank you.

Elin, thank you. YOu like making bread so you should try this out :)

The Procrastobaker, I am sure you notice some cracks on the roll. I am still lack of rolling skills :)

Linda, you make me blush!!! No way I cam be US Masterchef ha ha.. by the way the judges scares me especially Gordon Ramsay. I don't think I can cook or bake in front of them. Hope you try this bread out one day.

Ellena, thank you.