Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Spotted Loaf...for the Polka-dot Lover!

When I dream...I usually dream of polk-a-dots...
and it's usually in color.

I have Dots all over my kitchen...so why not on my bread!
Obsess much? I do. Especially about dots. I love them. Have them everywhere...that is normal and healthy. Like on my plates, napkins, table clothes, shoes, hand bags. Need I go on? Well now it has gotten out of hand...just NOW. It's come to the bread. Say hello to my favorite spots.

All edible and natural! Wouldn't these be adorable at a baby shower or birthday party?

So I am able to make the dots by painting the loaf with a special egg wash infused with curry (for yellow). The Polk-a-dots of poppy seed are made by first painting on a flour paste and then coating heavily with poppy seed. The brown are made by a special egg wash. Usually I bake a plain roll or loaf, paint it, then finish the baking. Try it for yourself and see what you come up with. If you have no objection to using food coloring for painting, you can mix a few drops of color with an egg yolk and use that as a base for painting. That works fine. I have a lot of clients who are all about the natural and organic stuff so I have come up with my own way to doing it. Do what you like. I would love to see your results!! Ask anyone, it's one of my favorite things!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love it!

DO you have any good pictures of polka dot cakes?