This is a practice loaf for a Valentine Bread. It's a basic dough. Next time I'll make it a bit sweeter.
I mean the design...
Impressive shaping. I'm suprised the hearts didn't lose their shape when proofing. Well done.
I´m also surprised they kept their shape! Thanks for the idea, I may try to surprise my wife with something like this.
Should try to use cherry or raspberry to colour some of the hearts and/or rings. Is there a base below all of it which you placed the rings and hearts on top of?
Thanks for sharing!
Didn´t mean to put the ? in the subject lol Tis not a question whether it is a good design.
Thanks for the comments.
This was an experiment, and I need to adjust the dough to make it sweeter, but this it so far:
“This was an experiment, and I need to adjust the dough to make it sweeter, but this it so far”
What you’re doing looks fun.
Since you are experimenting and if you have the time, I might suggest you make a Milk bread dough.
Works well as cutouts and as décor to place on top of your loaf.
Addition of milk egg, butter and a lot more sugar
Bake at lower temp because of the sugar and milk sugar.
1.00 Flour 1000 gms (as example)
.45 Milk 450 ml (scalded, then cooled)
.20 Egg 200 gm (4 eggs)
.10 Sugar 100 gm
.02 Salt 20 gm
.04 F yeast 40 gm or 13gm instant
.25 Butter 250 gm
This is a recipe given as percentage and gives you a lot of dough. (over 2 kg or 4.5 lb!)
Cut this in half or one quarter if you would like to try it out
Thanks for the suggestion. I've never made a Milk bread before, but I think I'll give it a shot. Perhaps one quarter of your recipe for the first try to keep it manageable.