How to Make Leopard Print Bread

I’m so excited that Leopard Print bread is a thing! And here’s how to make it

You will need:

375gm bread flour
35gm sugar
1tsp instant yeast
1/2tsp salt
265ml milk
20gm soften unsalted butter
15gm cocoa powder
Red, green and blue food colouring
A scale
Plastic wrap
Some clean dish towels
Rolling pin and a bread tin.


In a big bowl, mix bread flour, sugar, salt, milk and yeast together. Stir to combine then knead into a rough dough.

Add your softened butter to the dough knead for 20mins or more until the dough is ready.

You know it’s ready when you stretch the dough to a thin layer and it doesn’t break. Unbreakable. Or you can poke a hole and the hole remains the same.

Halve the dough and set it aside to rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

In the remaining dough, add in cocoa powder and milk.

Knead it to combine it. It will take a while and you might start to wonder, “Suzelle what the hell are you doing?”  but it will get there so just keep going!

Now halve the brown dough and set it aside to proof for 1 hour or until double’s in size.

Mix red, blue and green food colouring together to make it black. Science. Mix this into the remaining dough. Set it aside to raise for 1 hour or until double’s in size.

Now we have three different balls of dough. Divide all your balls into six.

Cover your little ballies with a clean damp towel — we don’t want the dough to dry out.

Now we are going to roll our brown ballies into sausages.

Now we use the rolling pin to flatten charcoal dough into an oval shape.

We wrap this around the cocoa log. It doesn’t have to be perfect guys because nobody is perfect ok?

Now we do the same with the plain dough. Roll it out and wrap it around the charcoal dough.

This time we want to seal all the edges. This one you must try and be perfect.

Now we want to roll all the logs to double the length of the bread tin.

Then we cut it in half.

Lightly grease the pan.

Randomly place your logs into the pan.

Let it rise until the pan is 90% full.

Cover it then let it sit for 1 hour before baking in 180c fan force oven for 30-35mins.

Once done, take it out from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing it.

Now it’s time for the surprise!