Wednesday, January 30, 2013
2013 bread making is off good start. Jenni from The Gingered Whisk is the hostess for Bread Baking Day #56. She challenged us to bake a beautiful bread, worthy for any fashion show.
For the bread itself, I chose an egg bread recipe from the Red Star Yeast website. I thought I had one tucked away in one of my bazillion cookbooks, but, no, I couldn't track it down. Never fear, though, the Red Star Yeast site has a huge selection of tasty-sounding breads.
For the shaping, I wanted to use a technique I discovered in my ramblings around the web. Basically, you roll the dough into a thin oval, then make diagonal slashes about an inch apart over the whole oval. Then, you roll the dough jelly-roll style and finally, coil the resulting tube like a snail. The slits in the dough provide a beautiful texture on the surface of the bread.
This is one bread that is visually appealing and tastes pretty gosh darn good as well.
Thanks to Jenni for a fun theme, and to Zorra for creating such a wonderful bread event.
Jenni should have the roundup available after the first of February. Then, stay tuned on Zorra's website for the February challenge.