Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Poppyseed Bread

A braided poppyseed bread starts like many other breads - flour, yeast, salt and a little dry milk:

Add in your water and oil and mix it up, just like always:

But then add a lot of poppyseeds:

Once those are well mixed in and the dough has risen, it is separated into three pieces and rolled into strands for braiding:

Here is the braided loaf before...

And after rising. An egg wash of a whole egg, a little milk, and some sugar has been brushed onto the loaf:

The slightly sweet egg wash on top lent itself nicely to a sweet and tart cherry jam:

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