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The Twice Three Strand Bread Braid

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ibor

The Twice Three Strand Bread Braid

Making two side-by-side three strand braids with only five strands sounds impossible, but it works out fine. Bear with me.

From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

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 Addendum.

This is part of a series that show simple braids I have developed to encourage novice braiders who have not yet got past the basic three strand plait, to bake.

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DanAyo

Beautiful work!

Dan

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ibor

Thank you Dan, come and join me.

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DanAyo

Ibor, please provide more details. A complete method, including the proper dough elasticity and extensibility would be helpful. I have no idea how you did the double braid.

Thanks for posting...

Danny

Update, I failed to notice and follow your link in your original post. I see that you a book has been published on the subject.

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ibor

Hello Danny

Thank you for your comment; please see the explanation I have added to the original post.

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DanAyo

I edited the post after rereading your original post. I thought the book would provide answers to my original question.

Dan

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Abe

Very talented. What is the typical hydration of your braided breads?

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ibor

Thank you Abe. The dough for braiding must be of low-hydration or else the plait will disappear once the loaf is baked. In my book I recommend and give the formula for Hamelman's Challah dough.

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Rustic Rye

That's pretty incredible! Well done

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ibor

Hello Rustic Rye.

Thank you for your encouragement. I have added an explanation to the original post.

best regards