Nailed It Fridays: Braided Stuffed Bread Thingy

by Shawnda on February 8, 2013

in Disasters & Failures & Oopses

My husband is the one who braids our daughter’s hair. And that stuffed bread up there explains why.

Things always look so easy on Pinterest. Like how those DIY shows make painting your entire house look so quick and easy. But sometimes, even a step-by-step pic-torial doesn’t help when braiding is your kryptonite.

I’ll make it again next week because we ate the entire thing for dinner :oops: – the filling was really good and only uses 3 ingredients (pesto, artichokes, and cheese).


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Yea that sounds amazing, even in messy form


2 Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

It still looks tasty to me!


3 Sarah February 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I learned this trick from my fiancee. Fold one side completely over and then tuck the other side in and under the folded side. Still get the braided look without the weaving nonsense.


4 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Haha if the boyfriend tried to braid something, it wouldn’t come out nearly as good as this!


5 Alley February 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm

It doesn’t look that bad. The couple braids I have made all had chicken… I love it that yours is vegetarian and your family really enjoyed it.


6 m @ random musings February 9, 2013 at 5:02 am

It looks/sounds tasty. I can’t braid [hair] worth a darn, but the stuffed braids using puff pastry usually are no prob, and it doesn’t look like yours is assembled differently. I bet it’s the yeasty bread, it looks like there was a rise that went awry. Was this made from a laminated dough or regular bread?


7 foodiebride February 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Yep, it was the yeasty bread. I was going to make a rolled/stuffed baguette but then decided to make it fancy because I saw something on Pinterest at the last minute :)


8 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 9, 2013 at 7:55 am

I bet it was still tasty!


9 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

YUM! I think it looks great, idk what you’re talkin about :P


10 Bree {Skinny Mommy} February 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Yum-Love easy and good!


11 Joanne February 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I will teach you how to braid if you come over with the ingredients to make this. Deal?


12 shelly (cookies and cups) February 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

This sounds amazing!


13 Jess February 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

I’m a terrible braider too – any daughters I have in the future are doomed in that respect, but you give me hope that my husband has a secret talent just waiting to be uncovered. This sounds amazing!


14 Dana February 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

The filling sounds delicious!

I’d just call it a rustic braid and act as though the results were intended. Or maybe the skilled braider husband could help with the plait next time. :P


15 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Haha, love it! We can’t all be mini Marthas, but it doesn’t have to look perfect to taste perfect. Glad you enjoyed it anyway!


16 Nikki February 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I like that it’s not perfectly braided. Can’t wait for the recipe! :)


17 Kelsey February 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

I love that you posted this. Way to keep it real! So glad it turned out to be tasty. When it’s all sliced up, nobody can tell the difference anyway, right?


18 Liz February 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

I love your honesty! Regardless of the cracks it’s gorgeous and makes me appreciate that even though you are a blogger (who rocks!) you still keep it real for those of us who do not make perfect dishes. It’s one of the reasons I keep coming back. Thank you. :)


19 Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} February 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

Ha! I love that you posted this! It doesn’t really look like a disaster OR a failure though – especially if you ate the whole thing for dinner. Sounds perfect. I think this is when you slice it and only show us a portion of the whole!!


20 Chelsea February 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

This looks absolutely amazing (especially with such a unique take on braiding :) ), but where’s the recipe??


21 foodiebride February 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

It’s coming – but I had to get the dough part right first.


22 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking February 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I know, those DIY tutorials make me feel so adventurous, They seem so easy to make that before you actually get started and have no clue how to get out of it. Been there done that LOL
The filling sounds delicious, can’t wait for you to share the recipe


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