A Bread for all Occasions
Some friends are getting married soon, and have said they don't want gifts in the usual way - ie no cut glass bowls and fondue sets etc - but if people really want to give them something then it should be something hand made, made with love and as a special unique thing. I think this is a lovely idea, and so obviously, I want to make a special bread (or two) for them.
As one of the bethrothed is Jewish, I am thinking of making Challah, which I have made a few times before, and enjoy making, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any special breads specifically associated with weddings?
Leading on from that, I think it would be really interesting to get a list of breads associated with special days of other sorts, so that we can all think about making bead for others as the occasion demands. An example is the King's Bread (Roscon de Reyes in Spanish), a crown shaped ring decorated with candied and glaced fruits and almonds, given as gifts in Spain on the Twelth Night.
Home made bread is such a wonderful gift I think, so personal. I once gave a bog standard wholemeal loaf to my sister, and her 3 year old son kept coming back for more of it, ignoring all the other food on the table - the best compliment I have ever had.
So, come on then, let's have your ideas. What bread for what occasion?