Breads Recipes

Panda bread

By on 10.08.12

My little cousin Jo-Ann wanted to make panda bread with me. It’s summer vacation now, so she wanted to do something with me. Since we were going to make panda bread which has to rise for hours, I wanted to make panda cookies in the meantime. I found really cute ones on the internet and wanted to try them really bad. I love panda’s, they are adorable.

Last time I sold cookies and cupcakes  with Jo-Ann at Queens day. We didn’t sell a lot but it was fun. This is my cousin by the way.

She also likes baking. I wanted to buy something for her, but she didn’t want anything when we were walking in town. She did talk about my Zoku quick pop maker quite a bit, so I bought her the singe pop one! She was very happy with it. Now she can make ice pops too.

I didn’t make a lot of photo’s during the molding of the bread because my hands were covered with flour. But if you want to see how click here.

The dough in the loaf tin, not risen yet.

The dough after 30 minutes.

After 20 minutes in the oven it comes out with a perfect surface. After a while it got some wrinkles.

I didn’t use matcha powder because we don’t have any. I added green gel food coloring to make the green dough. The bread is very soft and fluffy and tastes nice. I ate it with chocolate spread and it was delicious.

The panda head could have been more panda-like. It is hard to make a perfect panda head, since the dough will become bigger etc. I will probably use this bread recipe and try make other kinds of breads.

The panda cookies we also made, will be posted separately soon.

Panda bread
Recipe type: Bread
  • 230 gram bread flour
  • 70 gram cake flour
  • 30 gram sugar
  • 4 gram salt
  • 4 gram (1 tsp) instant yeast
  • 1 egg yolk with body temperature milk, so together is 210 gram
  • 20 gram soft butter
  • 8 gram cocoa powder mixed with 10 gram hot water
  • 8 gram matcha powder mixed with 10 gram hot water
  • egg white to glue pieces together
  1. Add bread flour, cake flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast to a bowl and stir.
  2. Beat egg yolk lightly in a bowl and add milk so it will become 210 gram.
  3. Place in microwave for 30 sec on 600W or until it becomes body temperature.
  4. Add the yolk and milk to the dry ingredients and stir together.
  5. When everything is incorporated add soft butter en knead until the dough is not sticky.
  6. When your dough is ready, divide the dough in 75 gram (cocoa dough), 210 gram (white dough) and about 285 gram (green dough)
  7. Now add the cocoa and matcha to the dough and knead in.
  8. Leave the dough to rise in separate bowls for 30 to 40 minutes.
  9. Punch out all air and leave to rise again, for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Assemble the panda head and place in a greased loaf tin. Stick the pieces together with the leftover egg white.
  11. Let the dough prove for 30-40 minutes and bake for 20-30 minutes at 180℃.
  12. Let cool completely before cutting.


  • I found a panda bread recipe online and tried to make it many times, but it never turned out the way it should! Yours is really nice! I love your blog!

Gail Ho
Mahé, Seychelles

Hello! My name is Gail, I'm a pastry chef currently working in Seychelles. I've studied industrial design engineering and the french art of pâtisserie in Paris. I've been working in Amsterdam, Paris, Biarritz and now in Seychelles.