For Basic Bread Dough (3 batches need to be made: one for white bread, one for black cocoa bread, and one for the orange pumpkin bread)
125 g baker’s flour
12 g sugar
2 g salt
12 g butter
90 ml warm milk (microwave it)
1 tsp dry yeast
For the Pumpkin Bread- add 30g of pumpkin puree and reduce the amount of milk to 60 ml
For the Cocoa Bread- add 1 tsp of cocoa to the flour
Melted white and milk chocolate for the decoration on top of the bread
Follow the instructions below for each separate ball of dough (white, cocoa, and pumpkin).
Add the warm milk, melted butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl. (For the pumpkin bread, add the pumpkin puree in this step and reduce the amount of milk).
Add flour to the same bowl then make a well in the centre of the flour and add the dry yeast in to it. (For cocoa bread, add the cocoa to the flour in this step).
Using a spatula or a wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients together until it forms into a big ball of dough.
Dust flour on a kitchen bench and knead the dough for about 20 minutes or until the surface of the dough becomes shiny.
Spray some oil in a big bowl and put the dough in the centre. Do this for the cocoa and pumpkin bread too at the same time but in different bowls.
Cover each bowl with cling wrap and leave them somewhere warm (or leave them in an oven for 1 hour at 30 c).
Once the dough has been left for an hour take each out of the bowl and place onto a floured bench or chopping bread. Preheat the oven to 180 c.
Punch each ball of dough down and divide them into even-sized pieces. The white and cocoa dough should be cut into 5 pieces and the pumpkin dough cut into 6 pieces.
Shape each piece into a nice round shape and place it in a baking tin lined up next to each other.
Cover the baking tin with cling wrap and leave it in warm place till the size of the dough doubles.
Bake it for about 20 minutes. Occasionally check the bread to see if it has become browned (you need to cover with aluminium foil to prevent further browning or burn).
Take the bread out the oven after it’s cooked, let it cool down a little, then have fun decorating it with a deco-pen filled with melted chocolate.
Serve the bread on a plate for everyone to pull apart. chopstickchronicles.com
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