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Bread for the Holidays

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Bread for the Holidays

I'm keen to see what everyone else is baking for the holidays this year.

My wife figures my bread is now good enough that we can have it on Christmas.  Her family is Swiss and usually buys quite an assortment of breads for breakfast on Christmas morning.  Attached is a photo of day one's baking ... 2 pain au levan, 2 pecan & cherry pain au levain, and a batch of Mark's Portuguse Sweet Rolls.  Day two (tomorrow) is a whole wheat sourdough, rye and challah.

Christmas Day 1

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I made a Polish Babka for the first time ever, and it ballooned into a magnificent, huge loaf/cake, light as a feather and absolutely delicious, though next time I'll put in more fruit.  Three whole eggs and six egg yolks, and a whole cup of butter.  Yum.