Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Watermelon Look- Alike Raisin Bread

Saw this cute and interesting bread from this link. (  I really like it so much and it is truly awesome!  So today I can't wait any longer, I gathered all the ingredients and started.

I always like Carol's recipe because I find it is easier to manage. So this watermelon look-alike bread I had used her Milk Toast basic bread recipe. I am delighted to see the end product - a soft, fluffy and moist texture.



320 g bread flour
1 medium egg (about 50 g)
3/4 teaspoon  instant dry yeast
50g unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon salt
20 g fine sugar (I used 30 g)
160 c.c. milk
3/4 cup raisins

green food colouring
red food colouring


1) Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl,except butter and raisins. Beat until a dough is formed. 
Add in butter to beat till an elastic and smooth dough is formed.

2)  Divide dough into 3 portions,  1/2 for red (about 300g), 1/4 (about 150 g) for green and the  other 
1/4 (about 150 g) is original (no add colour).

3) Add red food colour to the largest portion of dough and knead until combined, add in 3/4 cup pf raisins until raisins are incorporated into the dough.  Place in a lightly oil container, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size (about  45 - 60 minutes).

4) Add green colour to one the 1/2 portion of dough.  Cover  with plastic wrap and leave to rise until doubled in size,  The remaining half portion do not need to add colour, also cover with wrap and leave to rise  until doubled in size.

5) Once the dough have doubled in size, place the red dough on the table lightly dusted with flour.  Punch down to remove air bubbles and roll into a log shape.  The length of the red log should be the length of the bottom of the bread pan.

6)  Roll out the white dough with a rolling pin until large enough to completely cover the red log.  Brush some milk on the white dough and then wrap the white piece around the red log.  Make sure the red is covered and pinch the seams firmly to seal .

7)  Roll  out the green piece of  dough until large enough to cover the white log shape. Brush with some milk and wrap completely around the white log, pinch the seams firmly to seal.  Place the log into a greased loaf pan ( I used  5" x 9" x 3"ht). Cover with  plastic wrap and leave to proof for 60 minutes or doubled in size.

8) Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degree C for 35 - 38 minutes. 

9) Remove from oven and demould immediately,  let it cool on the rack.

Does it look like a poster?


  1. Hi Veronica, wow... very impressive. Look so pretty and the bread is so fluffy.
    Thank for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice holiday.

  2. Hi Amelia, thank you for your compliment. Have a nice long weekend.

  3. Awesome water melon look-alike bread.

  4. Thank you Veronica. It tastes good too.

  5. Hahaha, it look really like water melon, well done!

  6. Veronica, this is really cute hah! hah!

  7. This is so nice and cute! I'm gonna try making it one day!

  8. Great minds think alike! You know I am also going to do this watermelon bread after my watermelon cake *^_^* Yours look so pretty! :)

  9. 茵茵,thank you for the compliment. Looking forward to see yours.

  10. Cathy, Opps! That is wonderful. Looking forward to see your beautiful watermelon look-alike bread. Hope to hear from you soon.

  11. Phon Hong, thank you. It is not only cute it tastes good too. Have a nice long holidays.

  12. This is amazing! Came across your blog while searching for liu sha bao, and I love your watermelon bread. Can't wait to try it! Wonder if it works if the raisins is replaced with choc chips?

  13. Hi Jean (bento days), welcome to my blog. As I know the choc chips smeared and made brown streaks when you cut the bread even after it had cooled completely. You can replace with dried black currant. Hope to hear from you soon.

  14. Hi Veronica, at a glance I thought it is really watermelon. Very creative baking. Must give it a try to surprise my hubby, hehehe! Thanks.

  15. Hi Kimmy, must try must try. Give your husband a

  16. This really looks like watermelon... I wanna give it a try too.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. It tastes good too.

  17. Hi veronica,
    Its very tasty and colourfull bread. I like this bread and am preparing this one. Am done my work..... Thanks for the cute recipe

  18. Looks tasty and beautiful. Thank you for the idea..I will try over the weekend

  19. Hi. I was sure glad when I stumbled on your post of watermelon bread. I just put it up today and thanks once again for sharing!

    1. Hi Sokehah, I am glad you have succeed and thanks again for dropping by. Hope to hear from you soon.

  20. I’m really enjoying seeing everyone’s take on the watermelon bread frenzy. Your colors turned out beautifully, I tackled the bread using colorful vegetables instead of food coloring. I wonder if we can create watermelon bread that actually TASTES like watermelon as well hahaha XD

    here’s my take if you’re interested: