Friday, August 28, 2009

Some Simple Bread, Award, MM Shout Out

Well, it's cooled off - thank God! I can now get back to some regular bread baking.

This week, I needed something quick & simple so I chose a recipe I use every so often from my Le Cordon Bleu: Complete Cook cookbook. I love this book; it's my go-to book for basic French stuff & simple, traditional baking.

You can find the recipe in this post. I subsituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the bread flour, but otherwise everything is the same. I decided to treat myself to a braided loaf.
Which I topped with an egg wash & sesame seeds...
And here is the finished product:
I realized while making this how much I miss making my own bread, and how satisfying this is for me. So, bring on the fall!


And now, another award! This time from Girlichef who has an awesome blog that contantly makes me want to drool! She gave me this "Tasty Blogger" award, for which I am most grateful! I try to be as tasty as possible, trust me. Thank you, Girlichef!

Finally, just a reminder that I am still hosting Magazine Mondays, and if you have a magazine recipe you've recently made and posted, send me an email at wandering_coyoteATyahooDOTca, and I'll post your link in my MM post on Monday.

16 comments:

girlichef said...

That loaf of bread is a thing of beauty! Wow. See...super tasty! :D

Donna-FFW said...

That looks absolutely beautiful, I can almost smell it. Perfect braiding.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Gorgeous loaf! You are really good at the even braiding. Mine always seem to list to port!

Cathy said...

Beautiful bread!! We have hot weather for another week (in the high 20's) and then the highs drop off after the long weekend to 12. Uh huh......gotta love the prairies.

A Year on the Grill said...

A beautiful recipe with A nice ...twist

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful bread! Beautifully risen...

Cheers,

Rosa

Elra said...

Beautiful challah, delicious looking and perfectly baked!

monicajane said...

nothing original to say...it's beautiful!!

I've never been a baker either so I always look on with awe...

measurements need be too precise...and I'm not precise!!

yum.

Palidor said...

Congrats on the award! The bread. The twist makes it extra special.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Your braiding is so perfect! It's gorgeous and so yummy looking!

Tia said...

i can just imagine how winderful your kitchen must smell wirth this bread baking. wow. mmm

Helene said...

Congrats on the award!

Milla said...

Congratulations for your award!!
And the bread looks absolutely wonderful! Like all that you cook and bake, actually.
I am very envious of you, of the fact that you cook everything without OVER cooking or burning like I always do.

Tia said...

Hey! Can i add a recipe for the next Magazine Mondays?

http://buttercreambarbie.blogspot.com/2009/08/cinnamon-chocolate-twist-bread.html

thx!

adventureswiththewoods said...

That's almost too pretty to eat! Almost...

Debbie said...

Wow...this bread looks like bakery style bread. I would love to be able to conquer the bread or anything involving yeast. :) I've tried pizza once and it was so good, I might do that again soon.

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