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Carrot swirls and other bakes

Kistida's picture
Kistida

Carrot swirls and other bakes

I made this carrot swirly bread as one of the things to do with a big bag of carrots. 🤣

Here’s the recipe, just prepare the yudane a few hours ahead of time (some recipes call for it to be chilled overnight). Also it’s easily modified to exclude the sd discard. 

 

Yudane

  • 100g all purpose flour 
  • 100g boiling water 

use 100g for white dough, 70g for carrot dough 

 White dough

  • 100g yudane
  • 120g sourdough discard 
  • 180g all purpose flour 
  • 50g whole wheat flour
  • 5g salt
  • 20g sugar 
  • 3g instant yeast 
  • 1 large egg (50g), beaten
  • 80g milk (I used 2%)
  • 20g lght olive oil
  • 30g unsalted butter, softened 

 Carrot dough

  • 70g yudane 
  • 100g *carrot purée
  • 180g all purpose flour
  • 30g whole wheat flour 
  • 3g salt
  • 20g sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2g instant yeast
  • 20g egg, beaten (to the balance egg, add 1 tbsp milk and pinch of salt - use as egg wash)
  • 15g milk (I used 2%)
  • 15g light olive oil
  • 20g unsalted butter, softened 

*carrot purée: steam carrot chunks for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, mash the carrot. Weigh and mix 80g of mashed carrot with 40g water (2:1). Blend this mixture until smooth or with tiny pieces scattered (adds nice specks of bright orange). Use 100g in the recipe

180°C Loaf pan (9x5”) 45-50 minutes; freeform loaves like braids, 25-30minutes. Braided version here where one is folded under to make a small loaf and the other not folded 👇🏻

This past week, I made some of my favorite baked goodies: crostata with a woven crust and home made jam, mocha cake and espresso Swiss roll (did a fantastic mess cutting into this one), with espresso ermine frosting and rum raisin sandwich biscuits - lil things I miss baking back home in Malaysia.

 

Comments

Benito's picture
Benito

Wow that carrot swirl loaf is incredible, well done.  All the other baking there is also amazing, now I’m hungry.  I’d love a slice of each of those bakes.

Benny

Kistida's picture
Kistida

thanks Benny! They're all gone now but I will make them again, especially that frosting. The plan is to make some flower buns (hua juan they're called I think, I miss these!) and a Queen Elizabeth cake this weekend, something I've never made or eaten before.

I didn't know if I should post a super-long post with all the recipes in this post, maybe I will some day after tweaking the cakes. I do find this site filled with more bread-y recipes these days compared to years ago when there were other bakes like cakes and cookies.

-Christi

Benito's picture
Benito

If you feel up for it Christi I say go for it and post the recipes.  I’m sure many, not only me, would be interested.  I’ve posted non bread recipes here too.

Benny