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Saturday, March 19, 2011

BBA Challenge: Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread


This weeks challenge was Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I got a nice window from the dough. I then mixed the craisins and walnuts in. I did toast the walnuts before I added them to the dough to help cut some of the bitterness that walnuts can give off.










I let the dough proof then divided the dough into 3 larger ropes and 3 smaller ropes. I rolled them out into logs.



I took the large ropes and did a 3 braid then I did the same to the smaller ropes and placed the small braid on top of the larger braid. I egg washed it and let it proof.







Once it had proofed I baked it in the oven and I checked for doneness by checking the internal temperature.












I really like how the double braided loaf looks. Thank you to Chris from http://www.akuindeed.com/ for hosting our challenges.










4 comments:

  1. The double braid looks great--nice looking bread all round.

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  2. You did a very nice job on this! It really looks good and hopefully taste's good too!

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  3. Really good looking double braid!I have not made this as yet, but we all know it's going to be delicious no matter who makes it!

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  4. This looks really good, I hope I will be able to try it!

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