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Carrot swirls and other bakes

Kistida's picture

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. 



  • 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.



Benito's picture

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.


Kistida's picture

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.


Benito's picture

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.