The ugliest bread I have ever made

Blue bread pudding with blue icing

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.

Adorable bread that looks like a panda when sliced

It totally looks like that, right? :P

Anyway, I started with all the appropriate proportions of colored bread dough:

Colored pieces of 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.

Fluffy bread

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.

Loaf of bread

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?

Blue bread pudding

Wrong! Ew!
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?

Ugly green colored icing

What the heck happened?? That is the nastiest color ever and no where near blue! It’s just gross green stuff. Ew again!
Swirled blue icing - Earth in swirly motion
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.

Blue bread pudding

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.

Blue bread pudding with powdered sugar icing

And hey, with appropriately blue-colored icing, it was actually pretty edible, too!


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    December 14, 2012

    Why don’t I remember this???

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    Quirky Jessi
    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.

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    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.

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