It is week two of the Great Bloggers Bake Off, and this week the theme is bread. Since I received my fantastic Kenwood Chef for Christmas I've been challenging myself to work through some of the bread recipes in the recipe book that it came with, and so I've already tried basic loaves and rolls. For this week's challenge I decided to make Zopf bread, which I've not made before.
I used the Zopf recipe from my Kenwood Chef recipe book which you can find online here - Zopf recipe. The recipe uses egg, which gives it an almost cakey taste. Using the mixer is a bit of a cheat, but it certainly makes me more inclined to bake my own bread! The most difficult part was dividing the mixture into three and plaiting, it was difficult to roll it out into even ropes.