Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Tree Chocolate Buns (Gelatinized Dough)

I saw this at Angel's site and I bookmarked it immediately :)

I used different recipe though, it's basic sweet bread dough recipe from Alex Goh book, Magic Bread

What you need:

Gelatinised dough:
100g bread flour
70g hot boiling water

Place flour in a bowl, pour water, mix with wooden sppon to form rough dough
Cover bowl with clingwrap and leave dough to cool in the fridge for minimum 12 hours

For bread:
300g bread flour
100g plain flour
80g sugar
20g milk powder
1 tbsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
175g cold water
1 cold large egg (grade A)
60g cold butter, cubed
gelatinised dough

semi sweet chocolate chips

Tear gelatinised dough into pieces and mix with eggs
Using breadmaker, add in cold water, eggs mixed with gelatinised dough, followed by all dry ingredients
Choose dough function and let start kneading,  after 5 minutes, add in butter, and let the machine does the process, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

After done, remove dough from the breadpan and put on a floured surface, knead for awhile to release the air bubbles,
Shape 11 dough balls @20g, rest for 10minutes
Flatten each dough, put a teaspoon of chocolate chips and wrap the dough, seal on top
Arrange like a christmas tree on a lightly greased baking pan (seal facing down), leave a little gap in between
Rest til doubled in size, approximately 30minutes
Before baking, put a small cut of dried cranberries in each gap

Bake in preheated oven of 175degC for approximately 10mins
Let cool on cooling rack and sprinkle sifted icing sugar before serving

I had some leftover dough and I made some pork floss buns
Shaped them into balls of 40g each, baked and brushed a little  moyannaise on top and sprinkle pork floss on top, lots of it :)

This sweet bread dough recipe is indeed a keeper, can stay soft til the next day
(I was not sure if it could stay soft til the third day cos all were gone within the second day LOL)

I'm submitting the christmas tree chocolate buns to Aspiring Bakers #14: Creative Christmas Bakes (December 2011) hosted by Hankerie


  1. Cakep bentuk nya.. kreatif yah, mau coba juga ah resep basic dough nya ;)

  2. So cute. If only the "leaves" are made of pandan flavoured buns, and the base is chocolate, then that will be super!

  3. Beautiful loaf of Christmas tree! Great job, Alice! I like this bread dough too! A winner!
    Happy New Year!!

  4. this looks absolutely beautiful, and so creative too!!

  5. Mel, thks ya...iya ini hrs dicoba resep doughnya :)

    Wendy, hhmmm...why i never even thought about that! that must have been much prettier! thks for the idea, will do so next year :)

    hi Joyce, thks! Happy New Year to u too :)

    hi Janine, thks alot :)



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