Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HBinFive Braid

It is time for the bread braid over at Big Black Dog with Michelle.  We had two breads that we were suppose to bake this time around but I have only managed to get around to one.  I check the ones that I do off the list and plan on going back to bake the others when I have more time.  This time around we were suppose to bake Carrot Bread.  This whole grain bread has carrots, coconut, dried fruits and walnuts in it.











First Rise.



























The first loaf looked really good but it was a little too moist in the middle so I tried again.  The second time I used a bread crock that I have had for years and not used yet.



































This time around I added another 5 minutes to the baking time and it turned out great.  I forgot to take a picture after cutting it but it looked great cut in the round slices.  I took some to a sewing group with some whipped cream cheese and everyone liked it a lot.  I have bought a special thermometer to check the temp from now on so I am hoping to have more good breads than flopped breads.  Linking up with all the other bakers at:
http://www.bigblackdogs.net/

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20 comments:

Raelyn said...

Great job. I love the crock idea.

Michelle said...

The bread crock is adorable and I love the shape and color!

The HBinFive breads are a bit more difficult to judge when they are finished baking. I finally bought an instant read thermometer and since then have had no problems.

Bonnie said...

I love the pot. It is so interesting. I'm sure your sewing group was pleased to get some of your bread. It turned out so pretty.

Cristie said...

I love the bread that was cooked in your crock! What a fun shape, and no doubt the sewing cirle loved the cream cheese on this bread, wonerful!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great cool little pot, don't worry I only made one as well Rebecca

Femalechef said...

Great job..........timing is tuff sometimes.........

Rose said...

The bread looks so good. I love homemade bread. The bread crock is interesting. I haven't seen one of those.

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

I love the bread in crock! It's fun to bake in different types of pans. Looks great!

Mama Peck said...

LOVE the bread crock! What a fun thing. And your loaf looks wonderful. I am going to use the thermometer next time around too. Who knew baking bread could be so complicated?? LOL

Jenny said...

Hi Brenda, did you get that raising container from King Arthur? I love their stuff. I am going to order some salt from them...free shipping on any salt order. Woo hoo.

Faith Imagined said...

Oh my! This looks delicious and sounds healthy!

jeff campbell said...

Your bread looks pretty darn good...too bad I'm GF. If you are up north you could have ravens as well as crows. I wish we had ravens here. They are like 2-3 x the size of a crow.

Petra said...

Spring is in the air. Love the idea of using a bread crock (first time I hear this term). Reminds me that gardening season is here

Elwood said...

I've never seen a bread crock like that. I love it! The bread looked scrumptous and I bet the sewing group gobbled it up.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love your bread crock! Your bread rose much better than mine and mine was also a little under-cooked. Good idea to use a thermometer!

Ezzie said...

Love the bread crock! I am going to try some breads in flower pots this year. This convinces me it'll work!

Teresa Bjork said...

I've never used a bread crock or a bread thermometer. Looking forward to hearing how the thermometer works for you.

Jenny said...

I like your crock. The bread looks like its blooming right out of there.
~Jenny~

Old Pop said...

My bread took longer to cook too, about 10 mire minutes. A thermometer is a big help, especially when cooking in a loaf pan. Like your crock.

Jessica said...

I love the bread crock! Your bread looked delicious. I love cream cheese on fruit breads!