The ugliest bread I have ever made
Unfortunately, the picture above is the PRETTY version of it, after I tampered and tweaked it into something a person could actually tolerate looking at…and maybe consider eating it.
Let’s go back to the beginning to see how this “masterpiece” started, though. I believe this is from the time I tried recreating the adorable panda bread.
It totally looks like that, right? :P
Anyway, I started with all the appropriate proportions of colored bread dough:
I went with a lovely blue because I didn’t want it to be exactly like the panda above and I thought the blue would make a nice sky instead of grass behind it.
Unfortunately, the bread dough recipe I used decided that not only was it going to rise….but it was going to rise and rise and rise some more, so that it didn’t come out like a flat loaf at all.
It came out as a monster! And oversize, lumpy (albeit, fluffy and tasty) monster of a loaf!
There was no way it looked like a panda inside, of course, and didn’t even look like a pretty swirl. Even I didn’t want to eat it. So instead, I thought it would look cool as a bread pudding. Then it would be more swirled and cool, right?
Okay, as a last resort, I figured I could slather it in icing. How about a lovely blue to bring out the blue flecks in the bread pudding?
What the heck happened?? That is the nastiest color ever and no where near blue! It’s just gross green stuff. Ew again!
Thankfully, when I stirred it, you could tell that it was really blue underneath. I’m not sure what’s going on with that dark green.
When sliced, the bread pudding *did* look kinda cool. It’s not a panda, but the girls thought it was neat…even if maybe a little bit weird.
And hey, with appropriately blue-colored icing, it was actually pretty edible, too!
December 14, 2012
Why don’t I remember this???
December 16, 2012
Because I wouldn’t have shown you the failed mess.
And you don’t like bread pudding, so you probably didn’t care to see the end result either.
March 12, 2013
Wow, that is quite the dilemma you had there! I can’t say that I’ve ever tried to make my own bread, let alone bread that comes out looking like a panda (which is REALLY cute by the way). At least you tried it though and it was edible! You probably did a better job than I could ever do.