Welcome to the 5th HBinFive Bread Braid

by Michelle on February 14, 2010

I was so looking forward to making the Red Beet Bread for HBinFive. **WOW** I was not disappointed in the least! This bread was over-the-top fabulous!

One thing this recipe taught me is that I am not a very tidy baker. But grating has never been one of my specialities and grating juicy, red beets is an accident just waiting to happen. I tried to keep the juice contained but honestly afterwards I felt like a member of a CSI team at a multiple murder investigation! Geesh, there were spatters of red beet and juice every where! I was careful to not use anything that could stain easily but one of my spatulas did suffer and it’s now a gorgeous shade of pale pink!

I made Hamburger Buns with the Red Beet Dough and served Grilled Turkey Burgers Deluxe. And to dress up the Turkey Burgers just a bit I made a Mayonnaise with Tarragon and Roasted Garlic which is definitely a keeper recipe!

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Mayonnaise with Tarragon and Roasted Garlic
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

6-8 large cloves of garlic, not peeled
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon water, or more if mayonnaise is too thick
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tsp dried Tarragon
5-6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 Green Onions, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Topping: Save some of the chopped green onion stems for garnish.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Take a small piece of aluminum foil. Put the unpeeled garlic cloves in the middle and fold the aluminum foil letter style so it covers the garlic cloves. Roast in oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cloves are soft. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender add the egg yolks, mustard, water, Thyme, Tarragon, salt and pepper. With the machine running, drizzle the oils in a thin stream until completely blended. If the garlic has cooled squeeze out the softened garlic. Add softened garlic, onions, lemon juice and blend thoroughly.

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With the Chocolate Espresso Bread I made Chocolate Cherry Pocket Pies and Mini Loaves of Bread which I sliced and served with fresh Kiwi Fruit drizzled with Ganache. Just click on the title to visit the post and recipe.

Chocolate Cherry Pocket Pies

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Mini Espresso Bread with Kiwi and Ganache

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  • Allie and Pattie February 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Okay, now I HAVE to go get the book! Red beet bread?? Fabulous!!
    xoxo Pattie

  • Chow and Chatter February 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    wow love the bread with the kiwi happy valentines Michelle

  • Aparna February 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I am afraid that we don’t like beets at all so I made bread with chocolate ganache instead. :)

    But I did make some red velvet cupcakes with beets!! LOL

  • The Quintessential Magpie February 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Oh, Michelle… this is delicious and so tempting… that burger looks fabulous and the bread, too. All of it! I’ll be right over…

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Kayte February 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Red beet bread, so interesting, what exactly did it taste like? I mean could you really taste the beets? It certainly is beautiful to look at. This combination just wows me. Should I spend my time printing all these recipes or are you just going to be coming out with your own cookbook soon? Just checking. Love tarragon, stealing this for sure.

  • Pam February 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I didn’t get to participate this time! I love your tarragon mayo!

  • Joanne February 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Your bread looks amazing as usual! I had a few casualties with the beet juice…my fingers. And forearms. And my kitchen table.

    But it’s all in the name of good bread right! And what could be more important than that.

    That burger looks amazing!

  • Bonnie February 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    That turkey burger looks so good, in fact all your bread looks good. I hope my link worked.

  • Zoe Francois February 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    I’m over the moon excited that you made the beet bread and love it! I love it too, but wasn’t sure anyone else would go for it!!! The burger buns are perfect!

    Thanks and happy Valentine’s day! Zoë

  • YankeeQuilter February 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    That all looks so good! I got the book a few weeks ago…now I just have to open it up and read it!

  • The Muse February 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    always and forever instilling my beloved to reach to a higher plain, within the kitchen…we wish you joy this Valentine’s day!

  • teresa February 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    i love the burgers you made with your beet buns. this is such a fun group!

  • Heather B February 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    kiwi! I had some in my fridge when I made the espresso bread. Why didn’t I think of that?! Great job on all of the breads. That burger looks really delicious!

  • Ezzie February 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Glad to see how you used the buns! Great job on that turkey burger! Yummy!

  • Kat February 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Oh, that looks so good. I wanted to see the CSI photos………..But I will use my imagination. :)

  • petra February 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    beautiful results. I am currious on what type of camera you are using.

  • Michelle February 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Petra,

    These pictures were taken a Point & Shoot, Canon Powershot SX200 IS. Most people think you need an expensive camera to take good photos but it’s really the lighting that makes the different. I do have a light tent with 2 continuous lights on 6′ light polls.

  • Elwood February 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Your breads and photos always amaze and inspire me! The turkey burger looked ab-fab and mouthwatering.

  • Colleen February 15, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I’ve been following your HBinFive posts and have put the cookbook on hold at the library, but it seems to be a very popular book. The red beet bread fascinates me. I’m afraid that I’d have a similar mess on my hands, but I’m willing to give it a try.

  • Megan February 15, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I love the CSI comment – I feel the same way after I prepare fresh beets.

    I’m intrigued by the beets in the bread – what an unusual combination.

  • Lynn February 15, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Wow, this is my first time visiting and I’m so impressed at your creative cooking! Looks like you have lots of fun baking at your house :) I love to bake, too. I printed out your homemade mayo with roasted garlic recipe — it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Raelyn February 15, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for the great pictures – maybe this will give me courage to try the beet buns – although not sure I can handle the CSI stuff… Thanks for another great Challenge. BREAD365

  • Sook February 15, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Oh those buns look amazing!

  • drew February 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Looks great Michelle!

  • Cathy (breadexperience) February 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Those turkey hamburgers look fabulous with the beet buns. We enjoyed the beet buns as dinner rolls.

  • RJ Flamingo February 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Well done, Michelle! Especially love what you did with the chocolate espresso bread – inspired!

  • tasteofbeirut February 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Bread with beets? I love beets but I would have never thought of that! How fun and creative, the photo makes want want to stop everything and eat this burger right now!

  • Joanna February 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Those pocket pies are so cute, Michelle!

  • Sophie February 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Waw,…Michelle!! I so love home made mayonaise but with a twist!!

    Yours looks amazing!!

    I also love the bread with the kiwi next to it!!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,…all the way!!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Yum… That burger looks fantastic. Your rolls are absolutely beautiful!

  • Megan February 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I would love to come over and have a burger and those little pies. Everything looks fantastic!

  • Jenny February 18, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Your pictures look great! I have been curious about trying to make my own mayo. I may have to give your recipe a try. We certainly have enough eggs from our chickens!
    ~Jenny~

  • Danielle February 18, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I’m having such a great time with this braid!! Of course everything you made looks fab! I love the flavored mayo…I’m gonna have to play with that recipe for sure.

  • Marty February 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Hey Michelle,
    just stop through to see if you used the Coney Spice yet.

    I still want to get your take on it and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me.

    Thanks again,

    Marty

  • Carlyn February 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Great bread!! I can’t wait to try the beet buns myself!! What a great idea to use them for your turkey burgers. Your chocolate bread looks DE-licious!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen February 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks so much for posting my link while I was gone, Michelle! I’m still trying to get caught up. I love what you did the recipes. The bread and kiwi with the ganache drizzle – wow!

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