Foodie Love; Bread oh how I love thee…

Soooo it has been far too long since I posted food photos, and since I recently made two wonderful creations  I thought I would share.

I tried two new recipes this week… first I started with a Lemon Curd recipe. Check out the link for some great photos and the recipe…  Boy oh Boy is this stuff wooonderful.  Seriously, they were not kidding when they warned you that you will end up eating it with a spoon directly out of the jar.  I did this several times before I ended up placing it in the fridge to chill.  If  you like real lemon flavor, and have never tried it before you should. It really is not hard, and does not require any complicated ingredients. I did not use Meyers Lemons (that I know of) and it still turned out lovely.

Now that I had a jar of Lemon Curd, I had to find something to do with it.  With a quick search of “Lemon Curd” over at my favorite baking site, King Arthur, I came upon Braided Lemon Bread.

This is how mine turned out, well one of them… pretty fancy huh? It’s actually not that difficult, very much like a fishtail braid only with bread.

Some close ups, because I can.  I LOVE how this dough turned out, it just mixed up really well this time for some reason.  And for a sweet bread it was light but had great flavor. I think I am going to try this same dough for cinnamon buns and see how it turns out.

This bread has got to be one of the better breads I have made, hands down the prettiest, it is not often that a bread tastes as good as it looks. I will be making this bread again, even though I ate almost an entire loaf myself.  In fact I will be making it tomorrow to bring to my family, kinda breaking tradition but I don’t think they will mind.   To go along with it I am also making Mac n Cheese from scratch, and most likely pumpkin whoopie pies… And for the other half of the family’s celebration on Friday I will also be making Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake and another batch of Mac N Cheese.  Lots to cook tomorrow so I better try and get to sleep.

What are your thanksgiving traditions?  Are you cooking anything?

Have a wonderful thanksgiving all


About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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12 Responses to Foodie Love; Bread oh how I love thee…

  1. Meghan says:

    Just made braided lemon bread last week! Love your blog! You combine two of my favorite things: vizslas, and baking! I’ve read through all of your dog blog and I’m getting to the bottom of this one too. Imagine my delight when I discovered a new post!!

    I’d love to have the chance to write or talk with you more about V’s. Please shoot me an email!


    • Anna says:

      You are too kind!! I am glad you enjoy my blogs, Vizslas and baking are quite a lovely pair. How did you like the lemon bread??? I think it is to die for.

      Sorry I have not gotten back to you with an email I will get on that shortly.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading into my dusty archives.

  2. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading it, your photos are wonderful so I have left an award for you on my blog, stop by and grab it. You can find it on my post How I Find Puppy Homes 🙂

  3. Love love love bread and that looks amazing. I can almost smell it 😉

    One tradition we have is my moms homemade noodles in chicken gravy, mmmmmm, we have them at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  4. Kristine says:

    I have been looking for a great lemon curd recipe for a long time. Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. My sister likes to call me an old lady because of it, but it’s just so sweet and tart and yummy. I can’t wait to give this a try – though I don’t know if I am ready to tackle the complicated bread. One step at a time!

  5. Kame says:

    Whoa…beautiful shot. The bread looks so delicious

  6. 2browndawgs says:

    Sounds like you will be busy baking. Sure looks yummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  7. Liren says:

    So glad that you enjoyed the lemon curd, Anna! The bread is absolutely perfect, the braiding is just lovely!

  8. findingthemotherlode says:

    That bread!!!!

    It’s gorgeous. Perfect browning. Perfect braiding. You are amazing!

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