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
Things you need
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Decorative pan
- Food colouring
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.
Cut slits or designs into the bread dough. Do not make the cuts deeper than 1/2 inch.
Grease a decorative pan. Place the dough inside of it. Bake it in the pan to transfer the design.
Mix icing or glaze. Add two drops of food colouring and stir. Drizzle the icing or glaze over the cooked bread.
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.
Separate the bread dough into strips. Braid or twist it together. Bake it on a flat pan.
Sprinkle oats or seeds over the top of the bread dough before cooking.
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