The Fresh Loaf

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The Bread Ring

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The Bread Ring

Sharing bread has always been part of many communities’ celebrations. Decorative bread, especially in the form of a ring or circle, enhances the relevance of the ceremony with its powerful symbolic meanings.

* From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

* https://myfoodaddress.blogspot.com/

The inset shows the bread in dough form. The main picture presents the baked bread.

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cgmeyer2

Your bread looks delicious in dough & finished form. I love the shape of the braided bread.

Claudia

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ibor

Thank you Claudia. Go ahead and make it.

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cgmeyer2

I may try to make it but I definitely do not have the skills or technique to achieve anything near as beautiful as your bread.

Claudia

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ibor

Dear Claudia:

I publish the braids you see here not to show off about how dextrous I am but to encourage other bakers to try them. What you see here is the result of many tries. The techniques have been simplified as much as possible; the only thing I can’t give you is the will to try them. 

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cgmeyer2

thank you for the encouragement. i will try the bread

Claudia

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ibor

my very best wishes; and I'm willing to help you along if necessary.

Just remember that practice makes perfection and even if you have failures along the way, they are lessons learned.

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embth

Hello Ibor,  I think you have moved beyond braiding and now you are crocheting bread dough.   Your bread ring is truly amazing work.  It has been a long time since I visited TFL.  It is fun to be back and find familiar names.   I especially enjoyed seeing your bread artistry again.  Happy baking!

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Thank you Embth. It is nice when one's work is appreciated.