Look! Decorated Herb Bread

Look! Decorated Herb Bread

Faith Durand
Jan 17, 2008

We saw this beautiful herb-decorated bread at Eat'n Veg'n and now we want to try it.

The author used a vegan substitute for an egg wash to glaze these herbs onto the unbaked loaf. If you aren't vegan you can use a straight egg wash. This consists of just an egg (or just the yolk or white), beaten, with a tablespoon of water added. Paint this on top of the unbaked loaf after its final proofing and shaping, and lay herbs on top, then brush again.

This reminded us of those gorgeous Bouquet Breadsticks we posted awhile ago, too.

Have you ever used an egg wash or another method to glaze herbs or edible flowers on your breads? What other sort of decoration do you like to use on your homemade breads?

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