Plaited loaves are so pretty, aren't they? And so impressive. I'm ok with 3 plaits as I can plait my hair quite easily. But braiding bread dough with more than 4 strands is a challenge.
Here is my attempt to make five and six strand plaited loaves. I actually tried an 8 strand plaited loaf as well, but I couldn't make the shape which I expected. So, I'm not quite ready yet to post the 8 strand plaited loaf in this blog. But, work is in progress. :)
All the loaves of bread were made with my basic loaf recipe.
|5 Strand Plaited Loaf|
It wasn't as complicated as I thought. I think it was because I got very good instructions ..... without it, it could have been a mess. However, as you can see the shape changed when it was baked ... hmmmm....
... not quite perfect yet.
Next is the 6 stranded plaited loaf.
|6 Strand Plaited Loaf|
Now, an 8 Strand plaited loaf is the next challenge.