Saturday, August 3, 2013

ABC a lemon flavoured loaf

 A wonderful fragrant loaf of bread from the King Arthur site was on the to-do-list this month for the Avid Baker's Challenge. I made half the recipe, so ended up with 1 loaf. I divided all ingredients in two, but had to add about 70 g more flour for this one loaf, to make it workable.
I didn't have any lemon curd, but a some lemon marmelade left in the fridge, so that was the perfect substitute. I stirred the marmelade in with the rest of the filling ingredients, instead of placing it on top of the cream cheese mixture. It was a bit wet and I feared it would leak out of the bread during rising or baking. But it didn't and it baked very well. Though you can't see much filling inside, just a line of it, it tastes delicious of lemon.

Braided Lemon Bread
King Arthur Flour RECIPE

10 comments:

Dos Gatos Baking said...

Marmalade! What a great idea! Your loaf turned out lovely.

Karen Kerr said...

Beautiful Lien! I like the idea of mixing the filling ingredients.

Zosia said...

Your loaf looks beautiful. I love the idea of the marmalade in the filling.

Baking Soda said...

I was wondering about the ratio filling/bread because I always feel these kind of breads are too bready. Good to know the flavour is there! Gorgeous as always!

hanseata said...

Unfortunately too true, Karen. The breads look wonderful - mine does, too - but their "breadiness" isn't my taste, either.

Hanaâ said...

Beautiful loaf, Lien. I used bread flour and didn't have any consistency issues, but I can see how you'd need more flour since the flour over there has less protein. Great idea on using marmalade!

Jeannie Tay said...

Mmmm...this loaf looks delicious too although I still prefer the earlier one much more:D

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Lien,
Using marmalade sounds delicious! Lovely braid. One that I would make again.

Chelly said...

So pretty! I like your marmalade idea also...Nice job!

Maggies Cakes and Cupcakes said...

what a lovely braided bread and is very fluffy and golden too..