With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
Today, I will show you how to make wreath-shaped bread that is perfect for Christmas♡
250g bread flour
2 tsp yeast
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp salt
50g unsalted butter
1/2 tsp matcha powder
1 egg (approx. 52g)
100ml lukewarm water
Add the bread flour into the centre of a bowl. Add the sugar, yeast and matcha powder onto one side of the bowl as shown in the picture below. Crack and egg and add the salt onto the other side. Pour the lukewarm water over the yeast and mix everything with a wooden spoon. When everything is combined add the unsalted butter and knead with your hands. Roll into a ball and leave to ferment.
☆It will take take about 30 minutes at 40℃
☆If you own an electric mixer or home bakery it’s perfectly fine to do everything up to now in a machine.
Once the mix has risen, divide into three equal parts and leave again for about 15 minutes. Cover with cling film or a tea towel to ensure the mix doesn’t become dry. Afterwards, gently roll into a spherical shape as shown in the photo.
Roll the mix into a long shape that spans about 50-60cm. Line all three up on their sides and begin to braid. Once this is complete, tie them up into a wreath shape and leave to ferment again.
☆It will take take 20-25 minutes at 40℃
Once the second fermentation is complete, cook at 180℃ for 7 minutes, then lower the temperature to 150℃ and cook for a further 7 minutes. The timings may differ depending on your oven so be sure to make any necessary adjustments.
Leave to fully cool and tie a ribbon around it.
Sprinkle with icing sugar, add some Christmas decorations like the mistletoe picks below and you’re done. The Hello Kitty decorations are modelling chocolates.
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27
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