Friday, 19 June 2009

Double Braided Bread


The final exams started last friday for my daughter and it will be finished by next week thursday.
So morning she is gone to school and afternoon she is learning in her room for the nexdays exams.

And what do I do as I am just hanging around here at home as I don't want to go here and there when she is learning, not that she would stop learning when I am gone, just that I feel guilty if I go here and there ( means window shopping, cycling etc...) thinking to myself how can I have fun when she is stitting home and learning, when it is such beautiful weather.

So what do I do bake.
According to my daughter I fatten up her druing her exams as I bake and make desserts,

So the moment I saw this delicous bread in DK's place Chef in You i knew I will be making them.
As it was looking so beautiful.
She has this wonderful step by stpe pictures there so go and check it out and I am sure you will also run to the kitchen and make this delcious bread like I did.

I didnt know what to call this bread, she calles it Zopf swiss bread.
But as i added raisins to the dough I didn't know if i could give the same name.
I thought i will just give Double Braided Bread.

Normally I take step by step pictures when I make something, but now she has that in her place I thougth why should I do that work again :-)

I did almost every thing as her, except I added 50 gm of sugar extra and 200 gm of mixed raisins to the dough.
She made one braid and then made smaller knots.
I did double braid.
I am sure going to use this recipe again and again.

Sending this to Yeast Spotting at Wild Yeast.

64 comments:

LG said...

Bread looks gorgeous HC.

Parita said...

Oh wow the bread has baked beautifully, i too want to try this soon!!

DEESHA said...

thatz a lovely looking bread

Priya said...

Beautifully braided bread..looks gorgeous HC..am drooling rite now..Am also going to prepare this braided bread soon...

jayasree said...

Gorgeous bake.. Lovely braids. Love the raisins in bread.

Prathibha said...

That looks perfect...loved the raisin bits in between..Even i loved the way she made...still I m not into extreme baking...U guys are tempting me to even start that..

Aparna said...

Loos beautiful, HC. I'm sure the raisins only added to the taste.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely perfect yummy bread

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

HC, bread looks just beautiful. You are inspiring me to bake this soon with the addition of raisins in them.

Preeti Singh said...

Oh My it looks so different and interesting....perfectly baked..very nice..have bookmarked :)

Laavanya said...

I love the look of that raisin studded bread - am bookmarking to try this too. Must check out DK's post as well.

All the best to your daughter for her exams :)

Vrinda said...

Gorgeous looking bread..great effort...

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous bread, so delicious with raisins!

Varunavi said...

Bread looks great,i was just abt to google for braided bread and saw ur post in my dash board,now going to make this :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Ohhh all the best for her exams.....hmm plan down what all you are going to do after her exams.....baking is really a nice idea to pass the time.....Coming to bread it looks awesome.....perfect and yum...

aquadaze said...

Gosh HC that looks beautiful!

Pam said...

Wow - it looks beautiful and tasty. I really need to try baking more bread.

sowmya said...

looks so beautiful!!

Sunshinemom said...

This bread looks very tasty and I love the first picture!

Gloria said...

This look absolutely amazing dear Happy Cook, you are really a master I think! xxxGloria

Akal's Saappadu said...

your bread has come out perfect, fluffy and airy :)

Cilantro said...

Beautiful Bread. Looks nice .

♥Rosie♥ said...

What a beautiul braided bread H.C.

You are a master baker my friend :0)

Poornima Nair said...

The double braid looks beautiful and perfect...great bread.

Vani said...

Very pretty!

Kalai said...

The crumb is so perfect... Dhivi's post was great and it looks like you had amazing success with the recipe! Best of luck to your daughter during finals. :)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou everybosy.
You all should try thr bread as it is so so yummy.

zoe said...

I call it challah, but it doesnt matter what you call it because it is just so delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love braided raisin bread...they are also good with coffee.
Look forward to your next bread entry....I like bread...

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

;) Isn't it grand when we can play with our food and have it be gorgeous too.
Hope those exams go very well for the daughter so you can both get on those bikes soon.

Superchef said...

such a perfect braid!! :)

Reeni♥ said...

This is such a pretty braided bread! And so delicious with the raisins!

Pavithra said...

LOvely bread perfectly baked..looking professional

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The bread have come out so perfect..looks very lovely tooo..

Elra said...

Beautiful indeed! Love the crumb!

bindiya said...

great job ,i think baking bread gives loads of pleasure,i am trying this out for sure, will let u know how it came out:)

Red Chillies said...

Looks very delicious and the braid is perfect too. Good luck to your daughter for her exams.

Sharmila said...

My reader did not update ... and I see I have missed so much. :-(
What a lovely looking bread HC! Beautiful! :-)

Cakelaw said...

Hope your daughter's exams went OK. What a gorgeous looking bread - well done!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Bread has come out perfect,looks yummy!!

lissie said...

beautifully braided bread... looks perfect!

Ricardo said...

Looks so fluffy and delicious, I would love to try it, also before is cut is a master piece a work of art :) xx delicious well done. :) xx Rico|Recipes

My Taste Heaven said...

delicious looking bread....i want one!!!

Jyoti said...

The bread looks perfectly baked and beautiful with the raisins inside !

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HC, the bread braid looks perfectly delicious. I'm not very good working with yeast, but I think I could give this a go. Might not be as wonderful as yours, but I'll try. You are such a great baker.

n33ma said...

That is so well done......yeast is always a disaster for me.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Gorgeous loaf F...love the neat braiding & the light crumb. It's beautiful. Must have been therapeutic too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I thought this is a panetone when I first saw it but when I read that you only put raisins,why,this is the most beautiful raisin bread I've ever seen..

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks so much like our Cramique :-) All the best for S! My little one has finished her exams and is taking it easy now...

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

The double braid is so lovely! Good luck to your daughter on her exams.

Mandira said...

this looks absolutely fabulous!

Anonymous said...

We call this tsoureki in Greece and usually make it during Easter. It's perfect for breakfast and I love the addition of raisins in yours.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... Lovely bread..really amazing clicks.. :)

Pooja said...

i tried a similar braided bread some time back but was not able to post it.. the braiding is fun isn't it? looks lovely !

The Purple Foodie said...

The braided bread looks so gorgeous!

Arfi Binsted said...

Wow, you're good at kneading. The brad looks moist. Good on you!

burpandslurp said...

It looks stunning! You have mad baking skills!

Cynthia said...

This is an excellent loaf! Outstanding.

Soma said...

Gorgeous! I saw this at Dk's too, & have plans to make it.. only when my oven gets fixed:-)

love your addition of raisin, i love raisins in my bread, the little sweet bites

Vanamala said...

lovely ...

nora@ffr said...

vat a lovely braided bread.. yummm perfect for break fast. thanx for sharing and as usual nice shotss!!
cheers!!

Divya Vikram said...

Beautifully braided! Looks lovely HC.

Stefanie said...

Your Zopf looks great. I love the crumb texture, it is perfect.
I would call it a Zopf, because that is the most common name for braided bread in Germany. Or more precisely a Rosinen-Zopf (because of the raisins in it). The big diffrent between a swiss Zopf and a german Zopf is that a swiss Zopf is not sweet, while the dough of a german Zopf contains some sugar.

Peter M said...

That bread is gorgeous...a perfect braid - almost too good to eat!