Joni from Manitowoc, WI (2018 Week 2: Bread)




Manitowoc, WI

Baking Challenge

Eight-Strand Plaited Loaf

Give your bread a name and tell us about your recipe.

The Packer Backer

Would you describe yourself as a rogue baker, or do you strictly adhere to the recipe?

I like to learn the technique right the first time and then change things to make the recipe a little healthier – I want to experiment with different flours with more protein and less carbohydrate. Today was not the case for a healthier recipe, but I couldn’t have asked for a prettier loaf! I used a Hawaiian bread recipe because I figured it would’t have such a hard crust and be able to show the colors better. It could have been a bit more pineapple flavored, but the texture was soft and moist, and the color was divine! I have a LOT of it and we’re making french toast with it in the morning!

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist to your bread creation.

The green and gold strands all plaited and baked and snuggled into a Clay Matthews jersey – what’s not to love?

How did you do?

Absolutely lovely.