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.
- 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!