Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Eight-strand Braided (Plaited) Bread, Inspired by The Great British Baking Show

After watching an episode of the Great British Baking Show in which the bakers faced a technical challenge that involved an eight-strand braided bread, I was inspired to try to figure out how to do an eight-strand braid. After watching the Masterclass version, I don't think my solution is the same as Paul's. Actually, I like mine better. Here are the photos.

An eight strand braided bread
The finished loaf
Eight strand braided bread before rising.
Before rising. Note that I left gaps between strands.

You may have noticed that I made a mistake in the braid at one point. I didn't notice till it was halfway through rising. I'm still pleased with it. I used a pizza dough and spritzed it with oil rather than use Paul's recipe and brush it with egg. Next time, I'll try a sweet dough with an egg wash.

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Till the New Year. (Unless I have other photos I want to share.)