Friday, August 29, 2008

Sesame Bread

Brett did it again!  He made another beautiful homemade loaf of bread.   Thank goodness he halved the recipe because it still ended up making a gigantic loaf.  I guess it was supposed to make two giant loaves.

He didn't want it to look exactly like the traditionally braided onion loaf that he made recently so he brainstormed some ideas.  What he came up with was the "five man weave."  For those of you who have played basketball, you know what I'm talking about.  I actually had to practice on some string first to see if it would even work, and it did!  You just take the outside strand and cross it over the next two and then do the same with the opposite side.  It worked pretty well, but in the end Brett still thought it looked too similar to a traditional braid.  Any ideas out there for different looking bread braiding techniques?

As usual the bread was yummy, but it was slightly more dense.  We think the tightness of the "five man weave" may have contributed to that.  The apartment smelled WONDERFUL for a couple of days.  There's nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread. 

1 comment:

Doug Ashby said...

Hi, your post made me think of my days as a pastry chef. I once worked at a restaurant where we wold sculpt with our leftover dough. Fitting as I am an artist. Anyway we made mostly animals, some came out better than others! Someday give it a try it is fun!