Saturday, 20 May 2017

Water Kefir Turmeric Bread 水克非尔姜黄面包

During my last trip to Yogja, I managed to get some really good quality turmeric powder.  I am sure you know the good value of Turmeric.

Actually I had other use in mind but since it is a big packet, I thought it might be pretty to use in my bread.  

The aroma of turmeric baking in the oven is really nice and I am happy how this Water Kefir Turmeric Bread turned out.

Observation: The dough is manageable and because I did not flour the proofing well, I nearly destroy it.

I need to replace my scoring blade as it was not sharp anymore.  Wasted my money because I only used it a few times.  Perhaps I should just buy razor blade instead.

The texture is really good and the Turmeric aroma remains.  The texture is soft and yet has a chew.

I will need to improve on the crumb though.

Totally love it.

What you need:

250g bread flour
125g kefir starter
100g water

50g kefir water
10g brown sugar
2 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp salt
15g softened unsalted butter


Mix water and water kefir together.  

Add into the bread flour and mix to form a lump.  Let it rest for 30 mins.

Add in the rest of the ingredient except salt and butter, knead until the dough is smooth and not sticking to the bowl.

Add in salt and butter.  Knead until it pass the window pane stage.

Shape into a ball and let it rest for half hour.

Do a stretch and fold and let it rest for another 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 230°C with a baking stone inside.

Tension shape it and place in a floured proofing basket.  Cover loosely with cloth and let it rest for 45 mins.

Score the bread and bake for 20 mins.  Throw in some ice after you placed the dough on the baking stone.

Cool and cut.

Do you like my Water Kefir Tumeric Bread 水克非尔姜黄面包?

Have a good weekend!


  1. I just bought some turmeric to try it in baking. This looks perfect to try it out!


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