Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

The final sprinkling of cinnamon before you roll up the dough is my favorite moment of cinamon roll construction:

I tend to be patient and let my dough rise overnight, and then I can have a warm treat in the morning:

Of course, since these were traveling before being baked, I neglected to get a photo of the final product. Here is the final rolls waiting to be well wrapped against the elements:

Friday, November 19, 2010

What? No Kneading?

It doesn't look like much, and honestly, it is no work at all. I've taken this recipe for "minimalist" bread with no kneading, and added some whole wheat flour (experiment to see what proportion you like):

The worst of it is flipping your dough into a couche, and then into a pan!

And yes, beautiful bread. Gently lifted out of my cast iron pot, here with tongs.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bread Fail: Mom's Potato Bread

Mashed potatoes:
In the past, I've made Mom's Potato Bread - the bread that started it all!

A few weeks ago, faced with leftover mashed potatoes, I made an attempt. I thought to myself that perhaps I could be healthier, and try adding some whole wheat flour.

I didn't even take any pictures. It was that bad.