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Friday, 25 January 2008

BBD#6 - Part Two

In the last few days, I did some more braiding with a simple bread dough (mostly bread flour with a little rye for added flavor) using some overripe sourdough. As I had thought during the first time, braiding with unfilled strands is definitely easier. The strands keep their shape much better that way. However, I realized that the hardest part starts way before the braiding action: It isn't easy at all to get really even strands in the first place as you can see below. I will practice some more during the next weeks but my final contribution to BBD#6 will be different. Just building up the tension..;-)

8 comments:

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This bread is perfected braided. I can't imagine another coming out even better!

Kate / Kajal said...

The bread looks so perfect, u really have a way with them. Love the pictures ... gr8 light in there. It bread is almost glowing.

Eva said...

Thank you, Susan! Guess it's time to try more daring braiding techniques..;-)

Thanks Kate! The glow is due to my flash - wouldn't know what to do without it in my rather dim flat...

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Beautiful bread. The braid turned out wonderfully and the seeds sprinkled give it a lot of interest.

Eva said...

Thanks Lynn! Especially considering your lovely photos, I really appreciate your compliment!

click said...

that is a drop dead gorgeous loaf.

Nora B. said...

ooooh, don't keep me in suspense...wonder what you entry for BBD will be....

ejm said...

I think it looks great! I can't wait to see what you have planned for your actual BBD#6 post! (Can't imagine how you're going to top this braid or what other shapes might be done with poppy seeds!)

-Elizabeth