Today was the entry deadline for the Festival of Breads, a national recipe contest sponsored by King Arthur Flour and Kansas Wheat.  I had to develop original yeast bread recipes, which I'd never done before.

I had grand plans to have everything finished and entered last week.  Ahem.  That didn't quite happen.  Let's just say I baked a fair amount of bread today.  I had to do the final testing so I could submit my recipes.

I baked:
  • 6 Whole-Wheat Rolls
  • 1 Whole-Wheat Boule
  • 1 Not-Whole-Wheat Boule
  • 2 Braided Challah Loaves (They're different sizes because one is a stacked three-strand braid, while the other is a six-strand braid.)
  • 1 Miniature Challah Loaf/Roll  (It's so cute, and Chickpea has claimed it as her own.)
The challah tastes pretty good, in my opinion.  It didn't make DangerBear gag, so I'd say it's a winner.  I can't say I expect to be chosen as a finalist, but I did have a lot of fun.  Like my first few batches, when I didn't realize my yeast had expired.  Good times...

Fortunately, bread freezes very well!

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6 Responses
  1. oh WOW look at all that amazing bread.
    YUM. I love baking bread. :)

  2. Kate Says:

    Baking bread is something I tend to put off because it's a bit messy and takes time, but once I get started, I love it. Kneading dough is very relaxing. =)

    Thanks for visiting!

  3. Tracy Says:

    How beautiful! They all look delicious.

  4. Kate Says:

    Thank you, Tracy! I also wanted to say I enjoy your blog (Unless The Lord). I saw on your profile you have two other blogs, so I'll have to check them out. :o)

  5. Lynn Says:

    Your bread is gorgeous! I love baking, too. Best of luck with the contest! :)

  6. Kate Says:

    Thanks very much! =)

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