ABC baking time. Baked in time, posted late. Abby Dodge’s book "The Weekend Baker" Page 339 gives us Overnight Brioche (braid).In all hectic of that particular day I forgot to eggwash the top of the bread and didn’t find the patience in me to wrestle the very soft and very sticky dough into a braid. I just rolled it up as good as I could and plunked it in a loaf pan…. A too small loaf pan perhaps? This baby rose and rose to higher places. Ballooned all over the rim of the pan.
A wonderfully soft and airy sweet bread, I flavored ours with orange peel and almond which made it very fragrant, almost cake like in eating. Very good but difficult to use as sandwich bread. Lovely toasted though with a smear of butter.
I sampled two slices and the rest of the loaf went home with the man who clipped our hedges. Nothing says thank you better than fresh bread right?
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