My dad was very good about making an emergency trip to the vet's this past weekend, so I owed him a loaf of bread big-time. Dad doesn't believe in white flour at all, so the loaves I make for him are often dense, rich, and a bit funny-looking because of their low gluten content. He's totally OK with this, plus he buys me the ingredients, so I'm not complaining.
Tuesday, I made a version of the Healthy Heart loaf I posted here quite some time ago. I added 1 tbsp of vital gluten to the recipe, and used barley malt syrup instead of sugar. I also put in a spice blend my dad got specifically for his loaves.
I decided to make this an extra special loaf by braiding it.
I haven't done this in a while, so it looked a little weird...
To me, it looked like a section of intestine, but whatever. I egg-washed it and added some poppy seeds...And the end product looked like this:Dad said it was super! He said the consistency is perfect! Thanks, Dad!