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Braids: apricot (3-strand false braid) Banana Cinnamon (Russian braid) . challah (5-strand braid) . challah (6-strand braid) . festive braid (6-strand braid) . 6 strand braiding . Russian Roses (BBB - Russian braid) .

Russian Braids

Russian Braids: Banana Cinnamon Bread . BBB October 2012 . Grissini (bread sticks)

Yeasted Banana Bread: banana cinnamon bread . banana cinnamon buns

Banana Cinnamon Bread

August 2012

I used our recipe for banana cinnamon buns to make this bread, adding chia seeds to the dough and pepitas to the filling. The bread was brilliant! This can also be shaped into two rings and baked in a tube pan.

Russian Braid - September 2012

To make the braid, I started by rolling the dough out into a rectangle. I then slathered it with butter, sprinkled on sugar and cinnamon, scattered a good shot of pepitas overtop before rolling it up like a jelly roll. This shaping method was also used for banana cinnamon swirls bread.

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012
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banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

The roll was cut in half lengthwise.

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

Two ends of the halves were fastened and gently twisted together, keeping the cinnamon butter lines facing upward. (Please see how coiling the Russian braid makes a rose-shaped bread. It can also be shaped into an S.)

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

When the twist was finished, it was looped around to form a circle and placed in a parchment lined quiche pan.

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

We only have one quiche pan so the second ring was formed into an oval(ish) and placed on a parchment lined cookie sheet. In a relatively short time, the shaped loaves had doubled and were ready to be put in the oven.

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Just out of the oven

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

Even though it appeared to have been shaped by a one-handed blind person, the slightly misshapen oval turned out beautifully once it was baked.

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

We gave the perfectly formed ring to friends and kept the rustic oval for ourselves. We were really pleased with the look of the crumb when the bread was sliced. And the flavour was sublime.

banana cinnamon bread - September 2012

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