I make nearly all of our bread and rolls along with pizza and breadsticks. I always thought it might be nice to have a pretty cloth dedicated to covering my dough as it rises rather than tossing a dish towel over the top. A towel works nicely but as often as I make bread I figured my dough deserves something a little more special.
I cut a piece of off white muslin to the size I wanted. Just large enough to cover a loaf of French bread or a pair of loaf pans.
I love to embroider so it was an easy decision to add a design to the fabric, although I think they would be every bit as nice plain. I chose vintage embroidery patterns.
When I was finished with the embroidery I pressed each cloth and turned the edges over to make a nice clean hem. I used a decorative stitch and some vintage lace I had in my sewing stash to finish each one.
I really love how they turned out. Man! We are getting downright fancy around here! J
|Steakhouse brown bread dough|