Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #5 Casatiello

Here is my try at the BBA Challenge #5 Casatiello.
I added 'lots' of bacon bits, pepperoni and Swiss cheese.
I'm not sure why I decided to do a braid. I guess because I had never done one before. I see that next week it calls for a braided Challah. LOL. OH well I'm all practiced up.
Hope the "S" is obvious enough. :o)
The crust is flaky and yummy and the crumb is slightly open and very tasty.


32 comments:

  1. HoneyB,
    Wow, you're fast. :) Thanks. It really is very tasty. I can't get over the crust being so flaky. Again a lot of butter. :)
    Thanks,
    Susie

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  2. Very pretty -- love the bacon bits. I feel so behind! I'm still trying to figure out if I have time to make brioche this week.

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  3. ATigerinTheKitchen,
    Thanks! :)
    You aren't behind as long as you finish the whole book in order some day. Not a race but just fun. :)
    Susie

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  4. This looks delicious! I love your "S" signature that you put on every bread.

    Can't wait to do this one. But I have at least one brioche variation to do first!

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  5. gorel,
    Thanks. This is my favorite so far from the BBA book. The Artos being the next. :)
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  6. Beautiful Susie. I'm looking forward to this one. You are speeding ... is that because you ride a harley? ;) I know I'm silly.

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  7. MyKitchenInHalfCups,
    Thanks! :)
    LOL!
    I'm speedy because we will be traveling from here in NY to CA the month of August and I'll be missing out on 4 recipes then. I want to try and get a head a little. :)
    Thanks again,
    Susie

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  8. That looks really good. But my question is "When do I get to try out your goodies, I just live down the street"

    Deb

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  9. Deb,
    Thanks!
    I'll share my goodies when you share your wine! LOL
    Susie

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  10. Love, love, love it Susie! Now you've got me thinking that I might want to try the braid when I do mine.

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  11. The only thing Mags with trying the braid now is that the next recipe is a braid too but that's ok. :)
    Susie

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  12. That looks delicious! I would love a big slab right now.

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  13. Natashya,
    Thanks, come on over. :)
    Susie

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  14. I just finished the brioche and haven't posted yet, but I can't believe you put bacon bits and salami (and the cheese, of course) in this one after making the rich man's brioche! You are very brave; I've increased the length of my daily hikes in the hills and my jeans are still getting tighter. With 40 or so breads to go! :)
    Your braid with its "S" looks very cool.

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  15. Hi Janice,
    Can't wait to see your brioche.
    Yes, this is the recipe after the brioche. I didn't use salami. I used the soft bacon bits in the package from the store (the whole thing) and some cut up pepperoni and swiss cheese.
    I need to get out more walking too. :)
    Thanks for liking my braid,
    Susie

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  16. I love the braid idea and of course the S on top. I am baking another batch today because we already finished the ones I made last Monday. That's how much we like this bread.:)

    I'm also excited about the next, challah, which is our favorite.

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  17. Oggi,
    Thanks! The next recipe is a braid BUT I may do something different. We are all rebels. :)
    Susie

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  18. Looks great, Susie! My husband would love it--he likes pepperoni and swiss cheese and I don't. =) I haven't decided yet what to put in mine; I'm still working on the regular brioche and trying to get my bagels posted.

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  19. Thanks Di! My husband and I like everything so it is easy to bake and cook. :)
    Have fun and can't wait to see your postings.
    Susie

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  20. Susie, that looks fantastic! I may have to call you for instructions and moral support when it comes time to braid my Challah, as I've never done a braid before!

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  21. gaaarp,
    Thanks! Call me? I was a virgin braider. I know you will do great. I may do something different with my Challah seeing I already did a braid. :)
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  22. You are a foot ahead!! very nice bread, I'll make mine next weekend, last one I made bagels again to please my father in law
    nico

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  23. Thanks Nico. :)
    Can't wait to see yours,
    Susie

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  24. Wow, I love how you shaped it--so cool! Gorgeous loaf. :)

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  25. Thanks Sara. :) This has all been so much fun.
    Susie

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  26. The braid looks good! I was just going to throw mine in a wicker basket because I do not have any brown paper bags floating around.

    I am thinking salami and bacon cheddar cheese for mine.

    Nicely done!

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  27. Thanks Jeff. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Your salami, bacon cheddar cheese sounds great.
    Susie

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  28. Susie,

    I love how you put an S on almost every bread. It reminds me of LaVerne of LaVerne and Shirley, you know how she had the big L on everything! Makes me smile too.

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  29. Devany,
    Thanks! I don't know how long I can keep the "S" going. :)
    Susie

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  30. I'm always going to be behind in commenting as I am baking with the BBA Slow & Steady group (posting every other week), but late or not, I wanted to say that this is just lovely and I would never in a million years have thought to braid it, so this was very interesting and fun to see. You have such a way with breads...okay, in 2 weeks I will comment on the Challah, but I did sneak a peak! Lovely, lovely.

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  31. Kayte,
    You're not behind really seeing we can do this as fast or as slow as we want. :)
    Thanks for liking my bread.
    Susie

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