Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie: Finnish Pulla

So this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Finnish Pulla. I loved how this bread turned out, although my braiding technique is sketchy. Also, I didn't have enough dough left over to create a bow to finish the wreath. Regardless of all that, the bread is great. Very happy with this recipe and how it turned out.

(Alert: Change of tone ahead.)

I hope you'll pardon me for this, but I want to share a Facebook status update from my local library:

<< Have you been wondering what you can do to help Newtown? Maryellen DeJong and Darlene Garrison, two library staff members, are coordinating a drive to collect donations of classroom supplies. Many teachers spend their own money to decorate their bulletin boards and walls and we thought it would be helpful to gather materials together to make it easier for them when they move in to their new school. If you would like to help, drop off items (bulletin board decorations, pencils, markers, stickers, glue sticks, etc.) in the box by the check out desk OR some people who are not able to come to the library are purchasing gift cards online and having them mailed to the library - Att: Maryellen DeJong, Danbury Library. 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. (suggestions for stores have been Staples, Parent - Teacher store in Newtown, Target, etc.). Several library employees live in Newtown so this effort is particularly heartfelt for them. If anyone has any questions, give the Community Relations office a call at 203-304-1405. >>

I'm grateful that the library folks are undertaking this project. Since Friday, I've been looking for a noninvasive way to do something supportive for the Newtown community; this seems like a worthwhile effort. Obviously, I don't know if anyone out there is looking to reach out in some way, but if so, here's an option. -- Chris


Cakelaw said...

Your braid looks good from here. What a terrific initiative to help out in Newtown.

Lizzy Do said...

Your braid looks excellent!!! Perfect for the holidays!

PS...thanks for sharing the info on the drive.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Lovely looking bread! I don't notice the seam of the braid, so you didn't even need the bow to cover it up - well done!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Your pulla looks great. Braiding is hard! heehee. I had a challenge with the braiding myself.
Such good bread, so glad it worked out and was good.
Thanks for sharing the info about the school.

Chris H. said...

I'm really glad the library is coordinating this drive. I've lived in the area for a while and have worked in Newtown for almost 20 years. It has been difficult to want to do something but not be sure what exactly to do to help. The library thing for the schools seems like a great undertaking.

Thanks for the nice comments on my braiding. I should have confessed in my post that I had to attempt the braid three times. Ha.

Sweet and That's it said...

Bless the people of your local library. They have such a big heart.
Thank you for sharing.
♥ ♥ ♥
You pulla wreath looks great and delicious... It's beautiful even without a bow.
This recipe is a winner!

gfcelebration said...

Your Finnish Pulla looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing the info on Newtown.

loavesandstitches said...

Great looking bread!

Catherine said...

Isn't it amazing how big the wreath turns out and so lovely too! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Your braid looks perfectly lovely! Beautiful looking bread!

Cathleen said...

Your loaf is beautiful! Wonderful of you to share the library fb post.