Orange Chocolate Chip Bread 香橙巧克力麵包
bread flour 70% 462g
water 40% 264g
fresh yeast 2% 13g
sea salt 1% 7g
skim milk powder 2% 13g
Dissolve the yeast in water. Add bread flour, sea salt, skim milk powder and knead until soft. Cover the dough in cling wrap. Refrigerate to let it prove for 17 hours.
bread flour 30% 198g
skim milk powder 3% 20g
sea salt 1% 7g
sugar 10% 66g
water 2% 13g (I didn't bother with the water as it's only a small amount)
egg 6% 40g
orange marmalade 24% 158g (Mine was an Orange & Tangerine Marmalade)
fresh yeast 1% 7g
unsalted butter 8% 53g
100g chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
2 pc grated orange zest or glace orange peel (I had a tub of whole candied clementines I'd bought from France a few years back. I chopped one clementine for the bread (50g). Next time I would double this as it disappeared in the loaf.)
- Cut the pre-ferment dough into small pieces.
- Knead all ingredients together (except the butter, chocolate chips and the orange zest). Add pre-ferment dough piece by piece. Knead after each addition until soft and smooth. Add butter, chocolate chips and the orange zest. Knead until stretchable consistency
- Put the dough into a big bowl. Cover with cling wrap and let it prove for about 25-30 minutes. (I left mine in a mound on a board and covered with oiled cling film.)
|Looking just swell.|
- Divide the dough into thirty-six small equal portions. Flatten to drive out the air. Roll them into balls. Set aside to rest for about 20 minutes. (The weight of my dough came to approx 1550g. I rolled 15x50g balls to fit in one loaf tin and hand squared 8x100g pieces of dough to fit in the other tin.)
- Flatten and roll them round again. Place nine dough balls into a square tin. Cover with cling wrap. (The author used 4 small square tins that she called mousse tins. I used the two 1lb loaf tins I have.)
- Let it prove again for about 40-45 minutes or until the dough has risen to 80% of the depth of the loaf tin. (I added egg wash on the top of my breads before baking for a shiny finish.) Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170-180 deg C for about 30-35 minutes.
|Puffed and proven, ready for the oven. The rolls on right look like fat sausages!|
Baking chocolate can stand high heat. It doesn't melt in the baking process.
This is the recipe from Kin's book, Natural Breads Made Easy. (天然麵包香 ~ 獨角仙@藍色大門.) I am in the process of making this and will finish the post with my results tomorrow including any findings and photos. :0)
|Natural Breads Made Easy. (天然麵包香 ~ 獨角仙@藍色大門.)|
I made a couple of boo-boos (a silly error - or in my case, THREE boo-boos,) when making this bread. Firstly, when I had incorporated the pre-ferment dough to the dough mix, I thought the dough was too wet and sticky so I added a tablespoon of flour. Then another and another. I still had a sticky chewing gum type mass in the bowl - not elasticy and stretchy at all. Then I realised I'd forgotten to add the butter, choc chips and candied orange! The addition of butter usually makes the dough less sticky and easier to work with. The fear of adding too much flour is that the ratio of flour to water is altered and can result in a tough, drier bread.
My second boo-boo was not greasing the loaf tins properly. One has a non-stick finish so no probs there. The other tin was probably not greased carefully enough and the sides of the bread stuck to the pan!
Now, I'm not entirely sure what I did wrong but the bottom of the loaves are indented. It looks like the dough did not touch the bottom of the tin. I don't know whether that was me not putting the dough in very well into the tins or whether I took the bread out to early to see if it was ready. I baked as instructed for 30 minutes and tipped the longer loaf out to tap the bottom. I was surprised to see the bottom of the dough did not touch the bottom of the pan and so was soft and spongy. A hollow sound when tapped indicates the bread is cooked. The breads were already looking rather browned on top so I lowered the shelf and turned down the heat a little. I baked for a further 15 minutes. This time I checked the shorter loaf tin. This bread was stuck to the sides. (Did I forget to grease this?) Again it had a puckered base. Into bake again for a further 15 minutes. They looked finally ready although the bases still hadn't recovered fully. Have not seen this before and not sure what had caused it. Still sliced and tasted lovely. Love the dark choc chips in the loaf but I'm not sure where the candied clementine went? I would add another candied clementine next time and go easy on adding more flour. The bread has a good chew to it may be a result of the flour I was adding. Maybe you'll do a better job than I did!
My blog friend Everybody Eats Well In Flanders made this in tandem this weekend as I posted the ingredients and recipe before I completed the loaves so she could bake it too. Her hand-held mixer died on her in the process but she still made an excellent loaf. Her version she called Orange Marmalade Loaf as she omitted the chocolate chips.
|Bread is slightly over fired but it gave it a nice crunchy crusty top.|
|Not sure what I did wrong but the base of the bread is puckered.|
|Despite my errors, the bread does have minute bubbles running through it.|