Welcome to the 7th Annual World Bread Day, sponsored by Zorra Kochtopf. I love the thought of breaking bread together, and if not all together, then at least baking bread together globally.
For my selection, I chose my favorite every day bread, Farmhouse bread, the recipe given to us and taught by Faith Brockoff during a class Auntie Miranda, Ann, and I took at War Eagle Mill for Auntie's birthday a few years ago. It's a wonderfully crusty, eggy, bread that's easily adaptable by using all-purpose white flour, white whole wheat flour, or a 50/50 mix of white and whole wheat.
To decorate it, I simply took cake decorating colors and paint brushes from my cake decoating supplies and primitively painted on a deep red sunflower encircled by vines and leaves. I used the paste food coloring straight out of jars, occaisionally tipping my brush lightly into a small cup of water to thin it.
I love the way the browning crust turned the colors from bright and shiny to a deeper, more antiqued look on the bread. And best of all, we have fresh warm bread to eat, slathered in real butter and sweet fall pumpkin butter, to devour with dinner.
After October 17th, click here to be linked to Pinterest to see all the breads baked around the world for this event: 7th Annual Wrold Bread Day