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!