How to Decorate Loaves of Bread

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How to Decorate Loaves of Bread
Addings slits is one way to decorate bread. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Rather than serve a plain-looking loaf of bread, add some decoration to it. You can add the decoration before or after baking the bread. For example, add small bread dough leaves to a loaf of pumpkin bread to give it a fall-like look. When choosing a decorating method, select one appropriate for the type of loaf. For example, a icing sugar glaze would accompany cinnamon or gingerbread loaves well. A fruit glaze would complement a sweeter loaf of bread.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Knife
  • Decorative pan
  • Glaze
  • Icing
  • Bowl
  • Food colouring
  • Fruit
  • Seeds
  • Oats

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Roll the bread dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or knife. Press the shapes onto the loaf of bread before baking it.

  2. 2

    Cut slits or designs into the bread dough. Do not make the cuts deeper than 1/2 inch.

  3. 3

    Grease a decorative pan. Place the dough inside of it. Bake it in the pan to transfer the design.

  4. 4

    Mix icing or glaze. Add two drops of food colouring and stir. Drizzle the icing or glaze over the cooked bread.

  5. 5

    Place the cooked bread on a decorative platter or place. Arrange fruit pieces around and on top of the bread. For example, if you made a braided bread, draw a line of icing or glaze down the braid. Place a cherry every 1 inch.

  6. 6

    Separate the bread dough into strips. Braid or twist it together. Bake it on a flat pan.

  7. 7

    Sprinkle oats or seeds over the top of the bread dough before cooking.

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