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Bread Baskets The Great Hall: Bread Baskets
By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 12:03 pm: Edit

Hi, guys, Here I am again asking for help. One of my students is wanting to produce a basket from bread dough to use as a centerpiece. Do any of you know web pages that give photos or drawings of these baskets? We have recipes and all, it is just the visual that we need.

Thanks in advance


By Chefjoannam (Chefjoannam) on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 01:40 pm: Edit

Here's mine from culinary school, which was more of a platter than a basket.

(I'm baring my soul, here, so be nice!)

By Krazygeo (Krazygeo) on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 02:08 pm: Edit

I like, use, and as my teaching guide "THE BAKERS MANUAL" by Joseph Amendola; see weaving bread or noodle baskets pages 29, 30, and 31.
Great instructor when I had him at the CIA in '82 and still keep in touch.
Hope it helps. geo

By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 07:25 pm: Edit

Thanks for the info. chefj., I thought you made a really nice effort. It was not quite what I am looking for, but I appreciate your offering and I think your platter has an interesting concept (I like the flowers).

George, what edition do you have of the Baker's Manual (mine is the 5 and I find no baskets or noodle bowls at all.)

By Krazygeo (Krazygeo) on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 08:34 am: Edit

It is illustrated in th 4th edition as well as the 3rd. I've often used chicken wire to make various frames and apply the dough in whatever design strikes me.
Another good book for you to consider is "Dough Creations" by Pat Gardner and Kay Gleason, Chilton Book Company,1977. It contains many ideas for bread art and great illustrative directions.
They cover a stainless steel bowl with foil, oil it and apply the dough for basket frame; adding decorations after the raw dough has taken the desired shape. Hope it helps, geo

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