Sarah from Bay View, WI (2017 Week 3: Bread)




Bay View, WI

Baking Challenge

Plaited Centerpiece

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

Garlic Scape Walnut Pesto Braided Loaf: this is a braided loaf with a garlic scape pesto with garlic scapes from my garden and the local farmers market. I combined them with basil from my garden, walnuts, and the always amazing Wisconsin Sartori Black Pepper Bellavitano cheese. Braided them into a French loaf and then shaved more of the cheese on top.

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

A little of both. For baking I like a good precision base recipe that I can add or modify with my choices.

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

I used garlic scapes which are in season in Wisconsin right now, ingredients from my home garden, and incorporated a delicious award winning Wisconsin cheese.

How did you do?

Absolutely lovely.