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Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Braided Bread ~ 2 Fillings

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duuuuuuuuudes. a few things: i almost didn't bake this weekend. and i almost didn't post this. crazy laziness has crawled up my ass and taken up residence. further, i got netflix and god bless anyone who tries to get me to leave the abode.

friday night i went to a King Arthur Flour Bread Demo with Wendi of Bon Appetit Hon and Beth of 990 Square. the instructor made it look so easy to mix the dough sans mixer (she had a handy dandy dough whisk, that i now want.) when i made my bread i used my mixer. i repeat: lazy.

adapted from Braided Lemon Bread

first braid had chocolate filling and the other braid had apple & cinamon sugar.

watched: Survivors.

i have a sick fascination with post-apocalyptic type movies/shows/books. i'm still muddling thru the Road, which is flipping me out. Cormac McCarthy is a word genius.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful bread. Now *you're* the one making it look easy!

    Welcome to the Netflix fam. Doesn't your life feel complete now? I don't know how I functioned before those red envelopes.

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  2. Holy crap, that's the prettiest bread I've ever seen in my life.

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  3. Bread making is my new hobby and I'm always on the lookout for interesting ones to try. MIL is coming next week and she's the type that likes to do afternoon tea, for which this looks perfect! I'll let you know how it goes.

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  4. Lan, for once yeast and I got along when I made this after the demo. There was a failed proof attempt with the first packet of yeast but I did not let that stop me from making sweet braided bread goodness.

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  5. ali, thank you, and it was much easier than expected.
    i feel SO COMPLETE now with netflix in my life. and i got my first red envelope last night: Pride&Prejudice, the colin firth one.

    elleswim, {blush} thanks!!!

    dp, please please please let me know how it turns out for you. the key is GENTLE KNEADING. don't be punching it down after the first rising. trust me.

    wendi, hooray! wasn't it so fantastic. my coworkerd gobbled both braids up before noon!

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  6. Aw, I am sorry I missed that King Arthur demo with a bunch of Bmore food bloggers! Has anyone you know taken a bread class with the BIC? I'm considering it.

    And I just read The Road too, it made me even more obsessed about canning and building my pantry!

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  7. Aliza, i took one cooking course thru BIC and enjoyed it. but i do know of someone who teaches baking classes at AACC, if you're interested. email me if you're interested!

    Jen, thanks! it was quite the hit in the office and at home.

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  8. WOW.. that is one stunning loaf of bread. Just perfect to look at.. I can imagine how wonderful it must taste!

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  9. Hi Lisa,
    thank you for visiting & for your kind words. it really is delicious.

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    thank you for visiting & for your kind words. it really is delicious.

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  11. Aw, I am sorry I missed that King Arthur demo with a bunch of Bmore food bloggers! Has anyone you know taken a bread class with the BIC? I'm considering it.

    And I just read The Road too, it made me even more obsessed about canning and building my pantry!

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  12. Aliza, i took one cooking course thru BIC and enjoyed it. but i do know of someone who teaches baking classes at AACC, if you're interested. email me if you're interested!

    Jen, thanks! it was quite the hit in the office and at home.

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  13. Bread making is my new hobby and I'm always on the lookout for interesting ones to try. MIL is coming next week and she's the type that likes to do afternoon tea, for which this looks perfect! I'll let you know how it goes.

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  14. Holy crap, that's the prettiest bread I've ever seen in my life.

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