This was a delicious and easy bread. It reminded me alot of challah, but with a bit of spice, which I liked. This was our last day house sitting so I took advatage of the stand mixer. Now it is back to reality/old fashioned mixing. I do enjoy using a wooden spoon. I think you get a better feel for the dough, but the process is much faster with the mixer.
Anyways, I divided the recipe by 3 so I could make one loaf. See below for pictures of the process.
|The wet mixture, before all the flour went in.|
|Dough, on floured surface, soon to be kneaded.|
|Dough, after first rise. There were two additional rises.|
|Dough, after second rise, divided in thirds to be braided.|
|A beautiful braid!|
|The finnish-ed (pun intended) product!|