Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Feb 15 Bread braid

Made 1/2 recipe Chocolate Espresso WW Bread dough.
Then added cranberries and Ghirardelli dark chocolate tidbits
for Chocolate Tangerine Bars except greased a heart shaped jello mold and sprinkled Wilton's Sparkling Sugar in the bottom. Instead of tangerine I used tangelo fresh from the tree down here in Texas. Tangelo is a cross between a tangerine and grapefruit.......very yummy!!!

heart bar

Then I made some heart shaped muffins from the Chocolate Espresso WW Bread dough in a silicone muffin pan.

mini hearts

This was not one of my favorites but glad to have given it a try.

I had another bucket of herb dough to have some fun with from the first book!!!
Herb Bread from ABin5 master boule was dusted with flour and slashed with a razor blade because the pan form would get in the way of a serrated knife. I brushed whole egg with 1/2 shell of water then sprinkled seeds; rosemary, thyme, dill, garlic and onion powder. The egg washed it again to help hold the seeds. All the topping on the bread was also put into the dough when I made my batch in the bucket.
Herb bread

The bread was baked at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. And your looking at a homemade pizza peel for smaller convection oven. Also this small peel works great when the dough rests in the microwave for 40-60 minutes.

Here is the crum!!!

I made a great sandwich with this bread.
cut moz san

Here is the recipe if you want to try it:
MOZZARELLA Garlic Rosemary Thyme Toasted Sandwiches

Green onion sliced white and green
Olive oil
Tablespoon wine
Teaspoon white vinegar
Set aside

Press fresh garlic
Add to some olive oil
Add pepper

French or small loaf slices
Mozzarella cheese sliced to fit
Dry Mozzarella with paper towel

Assemble bread and cheese
Salt and Pepper cheese
Add garlic and oil
Sprinkle Rosemary & Thyme
Top with bread

Griddle pan with olive oil
When hot add sandwiches
Cook until both sides crusty

Top sandwiches green onion mixture

I belong to a bread baking group. Here is the information about our group
Healthy Bread in 5 minutes

Hope you enjoyed my blog and thanks for stopping in


  1. I love the heart-shaped bread and muffins! What a great idea! The Mozzarella Garlic Rosemary Thyme Toasted Sandwiches look awesome! I may just have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you Cathy. I will be gone for the Feb 15 braid. So posted early. Marriage on the 10th in San Antonio, Tx and cruising to Jamica, Grand Caymen Islands and Cozumel for honeymoon.

  3. your breads all turned out beautiful. I need to get on this dough.

  4. Your Herb Bread is gorgeous!

    Never tried Tangelo before but I love grapefruit so am going to start looking for some!

    Love the little Red Beet Muffins..so cute for Valentine's Day!

  5. Never heard of Tangello before! And must try that herb bread. Have some fresh herbs waiting to be used.

  6. Love all of these. Great sandwich idea!

  7. Your herb sandwich bread looks delicious. Great idea to bake the chocolate bread in molds. I agree that it maybe wasn't my favorite, but was sure fun to mix up. The chocolate smelled so good in the oven!

  8. Your breads all look delicious.

  9. Beautiful breads, and a shout out from a fellow (displaced) Texan!

  10. The Chocolate Bread was not my favorite but mine didn't look as pretty as yours! I have made a lot of the bread in Abin5 but not this herb loaf. Thankfully I have many buckets! It looks wonderful.

  11. Your chocolate bread looks so beautiful, what a fun mold to have. I'll be keeping my eyes open for a tangello.

  12. Wow, everything looks so beautiful!!! Love your molds and creativity. I could go for that sandwich right now!

    Congratulations on your wedding! What a wonderful honeymoon, too. I can't believe you were able to do all this before your wedding. You are one determined bride!

  13. Great idea to use the heart molds. Great job!

  14. excellent job, what pretty breads! and that sandwich looks wonderful!

  15. Mmmmm, I love tangeloes. I went to college in Texas (TWU).

    Your breads look BEAUTIFUL!

  16. I've never had tangelos but I keep seeing them in stores. I will pick one up next time!

    Great looking breads, especially that herb bread.

  17. wow....your sandwich has me drooling! and your tangelo molded bread and muffins are darling! But I can't get that sandwich out of my head. Must be close to dinner time hahaha

  18. The heart shaped pan was perfect for this recipe! It looks great!

  19. Your bread looks amazing! I could only find shriveled up tangerines so I bought a Tangelo - but I didn't know what it was. I'm happy to know you used it and it worked! How lucky to be able to use them fresh off a tree!!