Bread Basket Napkin Fold

Uros Krstic

Bread Basket Napkin Fold |

Hello! And how are you, our dear smarties? We plan to discuss something simple yet delicious and a method to keep them warm for your guests today. What do you think today's food is going to be? Bread? Absolutely! Bread making, my friends, is art! Bread is made from dough and baked in an oven. The dough is prepared by combining wheat flour, water, and a raising agent such as yeast, baking soda, etc. Bread, which plays a significant role in certain cultures, is also the staple food of many countries. Middle Easterners, Europeans, Americans, and Australians are some people who enjoy bread as their staple food.

Want to know a fact about bread? Bread is one of the oldest made food. There is evidence of bread making in an ancient Natufian site in Jordan. 

World's Most Common Food of All Time

Even though bread is usually made with wheat flour, it can be made with maize, oat, millet, rice, and barley flour. But since those flours have less quantity of gluten in them, they need to be combined with wheat flour. You might wonder what gluten does in a dough. Gluten gives the dough its elasticity and sponginess. People with Gluten intolerance don't like to consume glutenous food. These people can enjoy delicious bread made from rice, almond, corn, bean, and cassava flour. These flours are gluten-free! But additives like eggs, cornflour, etc., should be added to the dough to make up for the lack of gluten in making gluten-free bread.

Aside from the main ingredients, fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, and vegetables can also be added to bread. There are various bread types: flatbread, yeast bread, quick bread, leavened bread, unleavened bread, sourdough bread, dry bread, and cornbread. Although typically, bread is baked in an oven, some bread types can be fried, and some can be steamed. Brown bread, struct, bagel, baguette, bannock, boule, and sourdough are examples of different bread. 

Did you know there are about 200 types of bread in Germany? We want to try all of them!

It is impossible not to talk about bread baskets when talking about bread. Bread baskets are served before the main meal. There are several reasons for serving bread baskets. Can you guess the reasons? One reason is bread has carbohydrates in it. What happens when we consume carbohydrates? Insulin production in our bodies gets triggered. It makes us hungry for yummy food! The second reason is to keep the guests busy! We don't want our guests to become hungry, do we? So we distract them with food! It is a good trick, right?

These bread baskets have a variety of bread in different shapes, sizes, and tastes. These bread are very crispy and yummy. You can typically find Focaccia, bagels, croissants, breadsticks, crostini, brioche, and multigrain bread in a breadbasket. They are often paired with flavored olive oil or butter. 

WAIT, WHAT? Turning a Napkin into a Breadbasket? 

There's a reason why we told you about bread and breadbaskets, smarties. Breadbaskets are an excellent inspiration for your next birthday party, picnic, or event. You obviously can't bake all the bread in a bread basket. But you sure can bake some small bread. It will be a pleasant experience, and your guests will love it too. You can also purchase freshly baked bread from your local bakery.

Remember that you can always enjoy the taste, the crispiness, and the favor of bread to the fullest only when it is hot. So how to keep your bread warm at your next dinner party or event? No worries, smarties! We've got an oh-so-Smarty solution! Our inspiration, as we said before, was the breadbasket! Turn a cloth table napkin into a bread basket with a few simple folds.

Do you know why we like to turn napkins into bread baskets? We have two reasons. Reason number one is because it's a great way to reduce the number of serving dishes on the table. Reason number two is because our guests will be impressed by the creativity! We have two methods to fold napkins into breadbaskets. 

So, Here is method one to turn a cloth napkin into a breadbasket. Your breadbasket will look very elegant, trust us!

  • Step 1: Grab a table cloth napkin and lay it flat. It would be best if the napkin was crinkle-free. It would further impress your guests. 
  • Step 2: Fold the left side halfway. 
  • Step 3: Then fold back an inch. 
  • Step 4: Fold the right side halfway. And then fold back an inch. If you have folded the napkin properly, both sides will look similar.
  • Step 5: Flip the napkin over carefully. And then fold the top half down. 
  • Step 6: Fold the bottom half up. Are the folds overlapping? It's okay if they overlap in the middle. Don't worry, smarties, you have got this!
  • Step 7: Carefully flip the napkin over once more. And what you are looking at is a perfectly folded table cloth breadbasket!
  • Step 8: Fill the center opening with warm rolls or slices of bread. And we promise the bread and rolls will be warm for a while in these tables clothe napkin breadbaskets. 

There is no need to rush when folding the napkins. It is an easy folding method to follow. And with practice, you can fold napkins fast and flawlessly. But, of course, if your first attempt at folding the napkin was not satisfactory, you could always redo it!

Smarties here is method number two for folding table cloth napkins to breadbaskets. This method is also equally easy as method one. This classy fold turns napkins into diamond-shaped breadbaskets!

  • Step 1: As always, grab a crinkle-free square table cloth napkin and lay it flat. 
  • Step 2: Fold the napkin in half. 
  • Step 3: Fold the left side corner up to the center.
  • Step 4: Fold the right side corner up to the center. After both sides are brought up to the center, and the napkin looks like an upside-down triangle, you have folded it correctly.
  • Step 5: Slowly flip the napkin over. You should be looking at a triangle-shaped napkin now. The pointed side should be facing the top. And the long side of the triangle will be at the bottom. 
  • Step 6: Fold the right bottom point up to the top end. 
  • Step 7: Fold the left bottom point up to the top end. 
  • Step 8: Finally, carefully flip the table cloth napkin over. The top corner should be at the bottom.

And voilà, diamond-shaped breadbasket! So go on and slip in your buns, bread, and pastries.

We have two friendly suggestions for you, my loves. First, if you organize a themed party, choose the napkin colors according to the theme for a more aesthetic look. 

If you are worried about everyone touching the bread when placed in one napkin bread basket, you can make one for each guest. 


Party on Smarties! With Love, Smarty Had A Party!

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