Daring Bakers: Beautiful Bread

27 Feb

Beauty surrounded the Daring Bakers this month as our host, Sawsan, of chef in disguise, challenged us to make beautiful, filled breads. Who knew breads could look as great as they taste?

We had to choose from one of these two designs:

And then we had to fill the layers with something – sweet or savory – of our choosing.

I chose the first design and decided to fill my bread with strawberry jam.

Which… well… during the process of making the bread looked REALLY BAD. Especially after the step where you brush the bread with milk right before baking. Like police-may-come-to-my-house-looking-for-the-bodies-of-murdered-women-if-I-post-this-picture-level bad.




It looked much better when it finished baking.


And even better when you’re just looking at a slice.


Or half a slice (pretty waves in the dough).


However, the taste wasn’t really great for me. The bread was very dense and just generally bland. When it comes to bread + breakfast or dessert, I really prefer pastries. But this was a fun experiment nonetheless. Just probably not one I’ll be attempting again anytime soon.

Bon Appetit!


2 Responses to “Daring Bakers: Beautiful Bread”

  1. Eliza February 27, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    This seems like something that might make amazing french toast, at least.


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