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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) .

festive braid . Lucia cats (2007) . semi-wild challah . 6 strand braiding

Festive Bread 2008

December 2008

festive bread © ejm December 2008

I had so much fun braiding challah that I had to try again. Especially because my first try at six strand braid wasn't really a six strand braid. This one is a real six strand braid.

festive bread © ejm December 2008

I didn't make Lucia buns this year but had to make at least one "s" shaped "occhi di Santa Lucia" style bread. In fact, the recipe I used for this bread was the saffron bun recipe. I simply omitted the saffron. (Please look here for occhi di Santa Lucia shaping.)

festive bread © ejm December 2008

There are more photos of braiding here.

festive bread © ejm December 2008

festive bread © ejm December 2008

To make the crust shiny, just before baking, I brushed the bread with cream.

festive bread © ejm December 2008

Festive bread made with milk, eggs, butter and sugar.

festive bread © ejm December 2008

to blog from OUR kitchen: festive bread (bbd#15) ~ six strand braiding ~ semi-wild challah: round I go again (BBBwB)







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