Tuesday, 16 October 2012

World Bread Day 16-10-2012

World Bread Day, so ....... BAKING DAY!

Keen to join the Bread Baking Buddies bake-along, a "Russian Braid" is on the baking menu. A very impressive looking braided bread with either a sweet or a savory filling.
Bread Baking Babe Tanna from "My Kitchen in half cups" provided us with this fantastic recipe.
I choose a filling of pesto, toasted pine nuts and parmesan. For the dough I used a mixture of white (80%) and whole wheat (20%) bread flour and replaced the canola oil by walnut oil. I also added the one tablespoon vinegar (scary!); I used sherry vinegar (and thought I kept smelling it ...).

Work in progress

So far so good


Following the recipe was easy and the result is unbelievably impressive! I cannot wait to make a sweet version with a dark brown sugar and cinnamon filling.

Kaiser rolls

After a series of (sourdough) projects with various results we could do with some straightforward, easy, soft white rolls. So I picked a recipe from the trusted Weekend Bakery website. Check them out!
The result was exactly what we asked for, white rolls, looking like you got them from the supermarket, but tasting, smelling en feeling so much better! The shape looks impressive, but is dead simple: roll a piece of dough into a sausage, make a knot and tuck in the ends 'one over, one under'.
You'll find the recipe here.