Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Triple bread whammy

Today is a triple whammy for bread bakers. 

First up is the combination World Bread Day challenge and Bread Baking Babes' Buddy challenge.  

Looks complicated, no?   But this lovely Russian Braid is easy, easy.

 I was pleased to learn a new technique with this bread and that's what made it so much fun.  Check out this YouTube video to learn the secret.

After I took this photograph, I replaced the 10-inch springform pan with a 9-inch one.  I didn't think there was any way that the bread would rise to fill this pan.

Some of the bakers chose a savory filling of pesto and cheese.  For me, this bread just screamed cinnamon, so I decided to make a very large cinnamon roll.   I was not disappointed in the end-result.

Figuring out how to slice this beauty was a challenge.   Because each slice had a different pattern, it was a surprise every time.    

Sadly, the last piece disappeared yesterday.  Even so, I'm sending this virtual Russian Braid over to Zorra's blog for World Bread Baking Day.  Every year I look forward to seeing what all the participants bake.

The remaining virtual pieces will go to the Bread Baking Babes.   This was one delicious Buddy challenge!  

For the basic recipe, head over to The Fresh Loaf.  However, if you check out the various blogs, you will find an amazing variety of flours, seeds, and fillings.  It is truly a versatile loaf of bread.




MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Delightful! You sliced yours like I did and yes it does present a gorgeous surprise with each slice. Next time I really want to do a cinnamon spice pumpkin and I think I cut it into pie pieces ;-)
So happy you enjoyed it.

Sweet and That's it said...

Judy, thank you for having visited me.
This bread is absolutely delicious and I love how your turned out, especially the slice design!
I definitely will go sweet, next time (maybe already next week).

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Looks perfect! And its really surprising that something this pretty isn't all that difficult to make.

Elizabeth said...

Look at that definition! It's stunningly beautiful. And I know it had to be delicious if it was cinnamon and butter.

Many thanks for baking with us.