Thursday, May 28, 2009
Painting Bread 101~
I have been admiring some painted breads on the net..
And wondering how can I do it too?:)
I came home from work early..1.30 and thought I would try what I thought may work..
I made a very simple bread recipe in the bread machine.. let it go through the dough cycle for 1.5 hrs..took it out..formed 2 "boules"~
And let them rise only 1/2 hr..here in QC.. in really cool temps..
So not nearly enough..but then I played..
And it works..
What I tried....
I took an egg white.. and mixed it w/ a touch of water and some brown gel food coloring.. next time ..I would use liquid coloring..then I painted.. haphazardly..next time I will REHEARSE!!!
But still..I liked the result..
After the initial baking..I glazed the breads w/ beaten egg wash..it was glossy and speckled w/ Kosher salt:) But the light bounced off the glaze..:( And looked too shiny for my little blog:) Too glam:)
So these are the pre ~facelift pics...
I made honey butter to accompany it.. we had salmon trout and a really good Orzo salad w/ mint and tomatoes and cheese from the lovely blog I found here..
Because of this lovely blogger..
In my next life..I would love her last name:)
And to my artist blogging friends..imagine your possibilities~ Show me:)