Homemade Bread Art/party breads/ View new ones! and or some how to make ...
I make these breads for fundraisers and for parties of any kind. As I come up with new ideas and breads and I will add to the pictures as I download them . A lot of times this breads are first time making and with the designs too. I only started doing these around September 2010 and not full time yet . All my breads are ready to eat with dips. I hope you enjoy ...
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Okay here is where the fun begins. I will try my best on telling how these breads are done .You can make the bread dough anyway you want or buy it like I do at times .
This will be for the buns.Use them for burgers or sloppy-joes or any thing of the sort .
frozen bread dough loaves white and wheat of choice but must be in the form of loaves ... and slightly thawed but yet firm
medium to large baking sheet ...
cookie cutter of choice for the top design .. or like i do at times I make my own designs like the leaves or feathers
1 egg white beaten well ...for a Shinning look or 1 whole egg beaten well.. for a Golden look
a pastry brush or two
and seasoning to your liking example ( Italian or onion, etc. ) if desired
sharp knife for cutting slightly frozen dough
and of course an oven set at the temp required by the package or the baking recipe of your favorite homemade bread dough
Frozen bread dough from the store you get 4-5 loaves for a good price and they are in the shape you need , for this design . So i will start with loaves white and wheat slightly thawed but easy to cut but yet still firm when cutting .
cut the ends off of the loaves about inch or so, or until the next slice will be even
set a side end pieces on floured surface
now this is your decision how thick do you want your buns.. lol ... I slice the remaining dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices and set them flat down on a baking sheet of your choice slightly apart from each other .
and now return to the ends and pieces
on a floured surface roll the white and wheat ends out separate or in some you can take a little or each to make it more detailed
make sure there is enough flour when rolling the ends and pieces out ,a little more is better because this helps the design not to rise so much and they will set into your bun more than rise too high.... Roll out to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness
with cookie cutter of choice ...cut your pieces out until the dough is all used .. sometimes you will have to gather the left over dough and roll out again and then cut out more... do this until you have enough designs for each tops of the buns
place each design made from your cookie cutter or so ..... white on wheat and wheat on white slightly pushing them into the bun tops
after done with placing all your designs on spray with water very lightly or cooking spray very very lightly on top of the buns.... this helps to prevent sticking as you cover with plastic wrap checking off and on to make sure it does not stick to plastic wrap .....now let them rise
and when done rising to half of the size or so to your desire thickness... remove plastic wrap carefully making sure not to cause the dough to fall
place in your preheated oven at the baking temp requested by recipe and bake
approximate baking time 7-12 minutes
WATCH CLOSE then when just about done you can brush the (egg white -shinny look or the whole egg- golden look) on the design area only or mix it.. golden look on the bun and the shinning on the design... bake until when tapped on the top of the buns it sounds hollow and or slightly golden approx time varies depending on your area of living and oven gas or electric and or the thickness of your buns ... but usually around 7- 12 min... So this why i say watch closely and the next time you make them you will have the time frame your buns were done in
LET COOL AND SLICE WHEN NEEDED ......... AND ENJOY
Thanks for your interests ...... graebear
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