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Big Black Dog: Welcome to the 5th HBinFive Bread Braid

February 14, 2010

Welcome to the 5th HBinFive Bread Braid




I was so looking forward to making the Red Beet Bread for HBinFive. **WOW** I was not disappointed in the least! This bread was over-the-top fabulous!

One thing this recipe taught me is that I am not a very tidy baker. But grating has never been one of my specialities and grating juicy, red beets is an accident just waiting to happen. I tried to keep the juice contained but honestly afterwards I felt like a member of a CSI team at a multiple murder investigation! Geesh, there were spatters of red beet and juice every where! I was careful to not use anything that could stain easily but one of my spatulas did suffer and it's now a gorgeous shade of pale pink!

I made Hamburger Buns with the Red Beet Dough and served Grilled Turkey Burgers Deluxe. And to dress up the Turkey Burgers just a bit I made a Mayonnaise with Tarragon and Roasted Garlic which is definitely a keeper recipe!



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Mayonnaise with Tarragon and Roasted Garlic
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

6-8 large cloves of garlic, not peeled
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon water, or more if mayonnaise is too thick
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tsp dried Tarragon
5-6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 Green Onions, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Topping: Save some of the chopped green onion stems for garnish.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Take a small piece of aluminum foil. Put the unpeeled garlic cloves in the middle and fold the aluminum foil letter style so it covers the garlic cloves. Roast in oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cloves are soft. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender add the egg yolks, mustard, water, Thyme, Tarragon, salt and pepper. With the machine running, drizzle the oils in a thin stream until completely blended. If the garlic has cooled squeeze out the softened garlic. Add softened garlic, onions, lemon juice and blend thoroughly.


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With the Chocolate Espresso Bread I made Chocolate Cherry Pocket Pies and Mini Loaves of Bread which I sliced and served with fresh Kiwi Fruit drizzled with Ganache. Just click on the title to visit the post and recipe.


Chocolate Cherry Pocket Pies


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Mini Espresso Bread with Kiwi and Ganache


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If you are participating in the HBinFive Bread Braid, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general address.

Please leave a comment. Every once a while Mr. Linky flies the coop and we can then find your photos by clicking on the comment links.

Don't forget to copy and paste the HBinFive Badge in your Bread Braid post or somewhere on your FB Page. Or you can mention HBinFive but your blog post must be identified with HBinFive.

Please be sure to link back to the host blog, Big Black Dog, so your fellow bloggers who are participating today, will get lots of visits, as well.

Please do not add your link below until your HBinFive post or pictures are actually published.

***If any HBinFive member is concerned about linking up to the Bread Braid Gadget please send an email to me at ms dot bigblackdog at gmail dot com with your name and the URL of your pictures and I will link you up as soon as I can.


Please feel free to click on any of the links below and visit some of our HBinFive Members and see their wonderful interpretations of this recipe!







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36 Comments:

Blogger Allie and Pattie said...

Okay, now I HAVE to go get the book! Red beet bread?? Fabulous!!
xoxo Pattie

February 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Chow and Chatter said...

wow love the bread with the kiwi happy valentines Michelle

February 14, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Aparna said...

I am afraid that we don't like beets at all so I made bread with chocolate ganache instead. :)

But I did make some red velvet cupcakes with beets!! LOL

February 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Michelle... this is delicious and so tempting... that burger looks fabulous and the bread, too. All of it! I'll be right over...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

XO,

Sheila :-)

February 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Red beet bread, so interesting, what exactly did it taste like? I mean could you really taste the beets? It certainly is beautiful to look at. This combination just wows me. Should I spend my time printing all these recipes or are you just going to be coming out with your own cookbook soon? Just checking. Love tarragon, stealing this for sure.

February 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I didn't get to participate this time! I love your tarragon mayo!

February 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Your bread looks amazing as usual! I had a few casualties with the beet juice...my fingers. And forearms. And my kitchen table.

But it's all in the name of good bread right! And what could be more important than that.

That burger looks amazing!

February 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

That turkey burger looks so good, in fact all your bread looks good. I hope my link worked.

February 14, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Zoe Francois said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm over the moon excited that you made the beet bread and love it! I love it too, but wasn't sure anyone else would go for it!!! The burger buns are perfect!

Thanks and happy Valentine's day! Zoë

February 14, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger YankeeQuilter said...

That all looks so good! I got the book a few weeks ago...now I just have to open it up and read it!

February 14, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger The Muse said...

always and forever instilling my beloved to reach to a higher plain, within the kitchen...we wish you joy this Valentine's day!

February 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

i love the burgers you made with your beet buns. this is such a fun group!

February 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Heather B said...

kiwi! I had some in my fridge when I made the espresso bread. Why didn't I think of that?! Great job on all of the breads. That burger looks really delicious!

February 14, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Glad to see how you used the buns! Great job on that turkey burger! Yummy!

February 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh, that looks so good. I wanted to see the CSI photos...........But I will use my imagination. :)

February 14, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous petra said...

beautiful results. I am currious on what type of camera you are using.

February 14, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Petra,

These pictures were taken a Point & Shoot, Canon Powershot SX200 IS. Most people think you need an expensive camera to take good photos but it's really the lighting that makes the different. I do have a light tent with 2 continuous lights on 6' light polls.

February 14, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Elwood said...

Your breads and photos always amaze and inspire me! The turkey burger looked ab-fab and mouthwatering.

February 14, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I've been following your HBinFive posts and have put the cookbook on hold at the library, but it seems to be a very popular book. The red beet bread fascinates me. I'm afraid that I'd have a similar mess on my hands, but I'm willing to give it a try.

February 14, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I love the CSI comment - I feel the same way after I prepare fresh beets.

I'm intrigued by the beets in the bread - what an unusual combination.

February 14, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Wow, this is my first time visiting and I'm so impressed at your creative cooking! Looks like you have lots of fun baking at your house :) I love to bake, too. I printed out your homemade mayo with roasted garlic recipe -- it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

February 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Raelyn said...

Thanks for the great pictures - maybe this will give me courage to try the beet buns - although not sure I can handle the CSI stuff... Thanks for another great Challenge. BREAD365

February 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Sook said...

Oh those buns look amazing!

February 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger drew said...

Looks great Michelle!

February 15, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Those turkey hamburgers look fabulous with the beet buns. We enjoyed the beet buns as dinner rolls.

February 15, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger RJ Flamingo said...

Well done, Michelle! Especially love what you did with the chocolate espresso bread - inspired!

February 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous tasteofbeirut said...

Bread with beets? I love beets but I would have never thought of that! How fun and creative, the photo makes want want to stop everything and eat this burger right now!

February 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Those pocket pies are so cute, Michelle!

February 15, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Waw,...Michelle!! I so love home made mayonaise but with a twist!!

Yours looks amazing!!

I also love the bread with the kiwi next to it!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...all the way!!

February 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... That burger looks fantastic. Your rolls are absolutely beautiful!

February 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I would love to come over and have a burger and those little pies. Everything looks fantastic!

February 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Your pictures look great! I have been curious about trying to make my own mayo. I may have to give your recipe a try. We certainly have enough eggs from our chickens!
~Jenny~

February 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I'm having such a great time with this braid!! Of course everything you made looks fab! I love the flavored mayo...I'm gonna have to play with that recipe for sure.

February 17, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

Hey Michelle,
just stop through to see if you used the Coney Spice yet.

I still want to get your take on it and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me.

Thanks again,

Marty

February 18, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Carlyn said...

Great bread!! I can't wait to try the beet buns myself!! What a great idea to use them for your turkey burgers. Your chocolate bread looks DE-licious!

February 18, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for posting my link while I was gone, Michelle! I'm still trying to get caught up. I love what you did the recipes. The bread and kiwi with the ganache drizzle - wow!

February 26, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

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