Welcome to the 10th HBinFive Bread Braid

by Michelle on April 30, 2010

This week for our HBinFive Bread Braid we had two breads on our agenda, Milk and Honey Raisin Bread and Chocolate Espresso Whole Wheat Brioche. Well we love Chocolate and Cinnamon and I was so looking forward to making both of these breads.

For the Milk and Honey Bread, I wanted to make cinnamon rolls but my family wanted French Toast so I made the recipe exactly as directed and made one loaf of bread. The dough rose beautifully and was so moist and flavorful. Even though we almost polished off the entire loaf for French Toast, I still had some leftover and it stayed fresh for the longest time.

Now for the Chocolate Espresso Bread we were supposed to make Crescent Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing. But I’ve made the Chocolate Espresso Bread before and decided to try the Brioche recipe from the authors’ first book, “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day”. I’ve read many excellent reviews of the Brioche recipe but it was even better then I expected. Of course I had to get a little bit creative and developed the Neopolitan Brioche Cruller! Oh my gosh were the Crullers ever good! Just looking at the below photo I know they look good but multiply that by ten for taste. So delicious! If you would like to read more about the Crullers, please click on the below photo title for more information.

Neopolitan Brioche Crullers!

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  • Krista April 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Scrumptiously gorgeous breads, Michelle. :-) I’m so impressed by lovely bread! :-)

  • Raelyn May 1, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Love baking bread – have missed blogging recently about it so am glad to start again. Thanks for all the encouragement. Fabulous job Michelle once again.

  • Carolyn May 1, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I had a fun time and have gone on to bake even more from the book. I plan to do the one with apple in it next.

  • Carolyn May 1, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Oooops system working slow and I have accidentally entered twice, not sure how to delete it.

    Good luck with the Op Michelle – I will be sending postive thoughts and wishes for you across the miles.

  • Cathy (breadexperience) May 1, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Your breads look wonderful as usual! I didn’t get to the Honey & Raisin Bread this time but I’m looking forward to making that one for the next bread bread.

  • Aparna May 1, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Gorgeous breads, as usual. Never knew what crullers were till now!
    I finally managed to bake some of thelong overdue breads this time. I also made brioche from ABin5. I’ve made it a few times now and it really is one of my faves.

  • Aparna May 1, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Oh, and forgot to say that your blog looks pretty. I almost thought I’d come to the wrong place. :)

  • megan May 1, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Michelle, I love the new site. How ya doing getting use to WordPress? I’m still havinging problems but I’m learning.
    I’m sending you good vibes and many prayers for the upcoming operation. Stay positive and get better soon!
    The bread looks wonderful! :)

  • Bonnie May 1, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Michelle, Good luck on the surgery. I’ll be thinking about you.

    Your new heading looks so colorful. I kind of miss the great kitchen shot though.

  • petra May 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Love that cruller. Never heard that word before so it’s a new one to me. It is stunning with the two colors and the strawberries on top. Thanks for another great round of HBin5

  • Old Pop May 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Like your new site, but miss seeing you kitchen. Crullers looked great.

  • Lynda May 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Michelle, I just love your pictures! I, too, will be thinking of you and sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Do love your new blog banner!

  • Angie's Recipes May 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I love bread…all kinds of bread…this one looks simply delicious!

  • Susan May 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Great looking bread! I really liked this recipe too and did put a swirl of cinnamon inside mine and it made wonderful toast. What a brilliant idea to make crullers! They’re beautiful and I can only imagine how wonderful they taste…until I try making some myself 😉

  • Brenda May 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Your breads look wonderful. Mine always look so much more dense than yours. Praying for a quick recovery from your surgery. I have just linked up and am going to go check out everyone’s breads!

  • Teresa May 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The crullers look beeautiful! They look so professional. I’m impressed.

  • Teresa May 2, 2010 at 1:42 am

    I am so a bread lover and your blog is so tempting.,….Everything looks awesome

    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

  • RJ Flamingo May 2, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Before anything else, I’ve gotta say that I love love love the new look of your blog. Awesome job!

    Your breads, of course, look magnificent and I especially love those crullers! I’m posting the two breads separately, and I also made French toast with the Milk & Honey bread – but with a citrus twist.

    Thanks for your patience – I’m back!

  • Ezzie May 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Better late than never! hopefully I will be back on track in a few weeks when class is over! I can’t wait to have some time to go through each blog to see what people did. I did get to review yours Michelle and love the use of the “black and white” dough.

  • Julie Harward May 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Hi, I have been missing you…your blog is still on my list but it doesn’t show when you up date it! Anyway..soryy I haven’t been around but that is why! Come say hi 😀

  • Julie Harward May 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Oh my…good luck with the surgery..hope it brings all good things! 😀

  • Joanna May 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Yum, those pastries look amazing, Michelle!

  • Judy M May 4, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for reminding me how much baking relieves my stress! I realized that I did have a bread to post, after your nice email asking how I am.

    Then I saw the link for Carolyn’s braided bread. I watched the video on her website, and just felt that ahhhh of relaxation sweep over me.

    I’ll take some of my AB5/HB5 recipes with me on the trip. My friends are looking forward to my breads.

    I love your website! Thanks for all you do for the group.

  • Jenny May 6, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Those crullers look awesome. I could definitely polish a couple of them off!
    Hope your surgery goes well and you’re feeling all the benefits of it asap.
    ~Jenny~

  • Danielle May 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I hope everythings going well Michelle!!!
    I have to say, the milk and honey raisin bread is among my most favorites so far (I think I say this almost every time LOL)

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