Mocha French Bread (Made with Yeast)

Mocha French Bread (Made with Yeast)

This is the yeast version of natural yeast mocha french bread (Recipe ID: 731033). This one turned out lighter than the natural yeast version.

Ingredients: 2 loaves

French bread flour (this time I used "Lys D'Or")
200 g
6 g
3 g
Instant Dry Yeast (SAF Red Label)
1/2 teaspoon
140-150 g
Instant coffee
3 g
Cocoa (unsweetened)
7 g
Mandarin orange peels
40 g


1. Dissolve the coffee in lukewarm water.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, and cocoa together, add to step 1, stir with a spatula until it all comes together, and let sit for 30 minutes.
3. Add salt and the yeast to step 2, and knead for about 3 minutes (Add them in separately!)
4. Add the orange peel to step 3, and knead for about 3 minutes. It is difficult to knead by hand, so I use a rice scoop.
5. Cover step 4 with a plastic bag, and let rise for the first time for about 3 hours. Lightly release the gas, divide into 2 equal portions, and let sit for 20 minutes.
6. Sprinkle some parchment paper with flour, place the shaped dough on top, and place into a baking couche. (Seal each end with a pair of clothespins).
7. Place step 6 into a plastic bag, and let sit overnight to rise (place a cutting board under step 6).
8. Bake a cookie sheet by itself at 250℃ for 20 minutes (to preheat the oven). Take the dough out of the fridge, sprinkle it with flour while it is still cold, and make a cross cut.
9. Mist the dough, place the dough onto the cookie sheet, bake at 230℃ for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 200℃, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the yeast version of my natural yeast mocha french bread.