Bamboo Charcoal Marble Swirl Loaf (Zebra Loaf)

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf


400 gbread flour
18 gmilk powder
60 gsugar
6 gsalt
55 gbutter
2 tspyeast
1QL Omega egg + some for brushing
190 mlwater
10 gbamboo charcoal powder


  1. In a mixer, add in all the ingredients except the bamboo charcoal powder and knead until a dough is formed.
  2. Set aside and let it proof for 40 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough in half. Mix the bamboo charcoal powder with a half-portion of dough, kneading well to combine and form into a round. Knead the plain dough lightly and form into a round. Allow both pieces of dough to rest for 10 mins, covered.
  4. Roll out the plain dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle with a width of 10 cm and about 1.5 cm thick (the length does not matter). Repeat with the charcoal dough.
  5. Stack with plain bread dough on top of the charcoal dough. Using a rolling pin, lightly roll the dough to make sure both layers stick together. Ensure that the width of the rectangle is around 13 cm after rolling.
  6. Roll up the dough into a log and place the log into the bread pan. Brush the surface of the dough with the beaten egg. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.
  7. When the bread is done, remove the bread pan from the oven and wait for 2 minutes, then remove the bread from the bread pan and cool it on a wire rack.


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