Watermelon Lookalike Bread Recipe

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I love trying out new recipes and when I stumbled upon this recipe of a Bread that looks like a Watermelon I must say I was excited and challenged. I love a challenge to prove to myself that I can actually do it. This recipe seemed complicated but if you follow the instructions to the end you will find that it is quite easy and fun to do it. So here goes my Watermelon Lookalike Bread, that I kind of burnt the crust..PS.. always check the temperature of your oven well…So let’s do this…

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Ingredients

1 cup milk

11/2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 tsp salt

21/4 tsp instant yeast

1 egg

3 cups self raising flour

1 cup raisins

Few drops red food coloring

Few drops green food coloring

Method

-Warm butter and milk together in microwave

-Add milk mixture in a large bowl

-Add the yeast, egg, sugar, salt then whisk it all together

-Start adding flour and mix with wooden spoon

-The dough should be very sticky but this is where you need to divide the dough into 2 parts

-One part will be used for the red part of the water melon

-The other part needs to be divided in half so you have 2 quarters…one for the green part of the watermelon, the other will remain white

-You’ll have 3 pieces of dough

-Take the bigger piece of dough and add red food coloring, add a few drops to achieve the color you want

-Add the raisins and more flour, knead the dough which should no longer be sticky at this point

-Take one of the smaller pieces of dough and add green food coloring, mix until color is fully mixed, add flour and knead until it is no longer sticky

-Add more flour to the white dough and knead until it is no longer sticky

-Cover bowls up with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size

-Take the red dough and punch down to remove the air then form into a log that’s same length as your bread pan

-Take the white dough and roll it out until its large enough to completely cover the red log

-Wrap the white dough around the red log and make sure the seams are sealed

-Take the green dough now and repeat, roll it out until its big enough to cover the log, wrap it around the log sealing the seams

-Place it in your greased bread pan

-Cover and let bread rise until it doubles in size about half an hour to an hour

-Preheat oven to 190 degrees

-Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes

-Take it out of the oven and remove it from the bread pan

-Let it cool completely before slicing into it

-Enjoy

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