Thursday, May 21, 2009

BBA Challenge Week 2: Artos Greek Celebration Bread

Artos: Greek Celebration Bread. I have to say that I've always skipped past this recipe in The Bread Bakers Apprentice. No reason in particular, it just didn't grab my interest. And I am sad that I have not made this delicious bread sooner! A dough that is sweetened & made rich with honey, eggs, olive oil and milk. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, lemon extract and almond extract add the wonderful spice to the sweet dough.

I made the basic Greek Celebration Bread and used half of the dough to create the look of the nativity Christopsomos and with the other half I made mini loaves using a cupcake pan. This smelled absolutely divine while it was cooking and all I could imagine was eating a slice with a little cinnamon-apple butter and a cup of vanilla rooibos tea. And I also plan to make cinnamon toast, french toast with caramelized apples and creme fraiche. Oh the wonderful possibilities!

Since I had so much extra and couldn't let this go to waste I froze a few loafs and then I shared with my neighbors and friends. They are definitely going to enjoy this BBA Challenge as much as I am!


Susie said...

Glad you made the loaf you have been skipping over. :) It look wonderful.
Great to be baking along with you.

Sophie said...

MMMM....April, these breads look fabulous!! You have lucky neighbours!

Shari said...

We loved this bread too. Such a delicious blend of flavours. Yours looks delicious and beautifully formed. Are you going to try the Bagels? They were way too much fun! :)

April Boyer Modern Handmade said...

I've been so busy that I am a few weeks behind! I haven't made the bagels yet but I've made both the brioche and castelliano breads before and they are great! I'm still planning to try the bagels, hopefully soon!


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