Green Bay, WI
Savory Plaited Centerpiece
Give your bread a name and tell us about your recipe.
Plaited Egg Bread.
This is a traditional recipe that was used by European immigrants when they came to Wisconsin in the late 1800s.
Would you describe yourself as a rogue baker, or do you strictly adhere to the recipe?
When baking with traditional recipes, I have to be a bit of a rogue baker as the instructions are often rather vague. I also have to be a baking detective as some terms that describe processes are not terms we use in baking today.
Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist to your bread creation.
My Wisconsin twist is that I used eggs from chickens that live at Heritage Hill State Park in Green Bay. Heritage Hill is a living history museum. I made this bread in the 1905 Belgian Farm House at the park. The methods I used simulated the techniques that would have been used in the early 1900s. Everything was done by hand including the dishes which were washed in a tub with water heated on a wood stove. I also baked the bread using the wood stove which was manufactured in 1891.
How did you do?