I haven’t baked bread for a while and would like to have something that can be kept for a longer time –> toast bread! My mother will also take it as it is soft. It is more appealing to have a twist of the toast bread instead of having plain bread. So, here is zebra patterned toast bread, seen from the internet but with own adaptation. I used black sesame powder instead of charcoal. It’s OK to have a lighter colour. Or, you can also replace with cocoa powder as well. Who says zebra must be black and white?
375g bread flour
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp instant dry yeast
250g fresh milk
4tsp black sesame powder
¾ tbsp fresh milk
Mix bread flour, sugar, milk in a mixing bowl. Knead it to form a ball.
Add yeast and knead until incorporated.
Add salt and butter. Knead until the texture becomes smooth, shiny ad non-sticky.
Divide the dough into half.
Take one half, add the black sesame powder and milk. Knead until incorporated.
Proof the two dough until double in size.
Divide each dough into 6 equal portions. Rest 15 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to roll the balls into flat oval shape.
Place alternate colour dough into a Pullman tin.
I left it in the fridge to rise overnight. Got up after 5am to put it to room temperature. The coloured dough filled about 90% of the tin. Then put in the oven about one hour later.
Bake in a covered loaf tin at a preheated oven at 190C for 35 minutes.
Let cool on wire, slice it and enjoy the cute toast bread.