Thursday, December 10, 2009

WHOLE GRAIN CHALLAH WITH CRANBERRIES AND ORANGE ZEST

This is my second ever braid and this one is 3 strand braid made with orange zest and granulated sugar sprinkled on top!!! It was very tasty and stayed soft for days until we finished it. Only two of us and we are trying to not eat a lot of bread in one day.





Then I made my first wreath and dried it for table decorations for Christmas day. Will have to wait to see what the people gathering for dinner will think of it on the bread and roll table. Maybe I need to decorate it more. Any ideas?



Thanks for stopping and MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!!!

17 comments:

  1. The braid and the wreath look so cool! Love the plaid tablecloth too! So cheery and Christmasy!

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  2. Great job on the braid! I love the wreath and the pretty Christmas colors. What a great idea to dry it and use it for a table decoration. Lovely!

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  3. I love your ideas! But alors! To dry the wreath and not eat it almost seems sacriligious to the likes of me! Just kidding you about that. I think it was very creative and a great way to entice people to make bread! Great job!

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  4. Your wreath is so pretty! I love the icing addition :)

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  5. Oh, the wreath is so cool! I want to try that...think it looks perfect :)

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  6. I agree with Ezzie--I would have eaten the wreath too. Looks great.

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  7. Darling wreath! What a great idea, it looks so feastive.

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  8. Your wreath looks beautiful. I'm very impressed :D

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  9. Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments!!!

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  10. No such thing as too much bread, especially when it's as beautiful as this. That wreath is especially gorgeous. It definitely put me in the holiday spirit.

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  11. Both breads look great! The topping on the braid looks yummy, and the wreath is a very pretty idea, but I don't think it would survive my family here!!
    ~Jenny~

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  12. Gorgeous wreath! Merry Christmas to you also and a happy new year full of baking fun!

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  13. What a great idea to make it into a wreath! It's beautiful!

    ~Susan

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  14. your wreath is absolutely beautiful! what a great idea for a center piece for the table!

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