Monday, January 9, 2012
I've been bitten by the bread bug. Again. After months and months of coasting along with the same ol' everyday bread, I'm just itching to try some fun new things to feed my wheat addiction. The photo above is an attempt at stenciling on my bread. Obviously, I needs some actual stencils. Not sure I could sell the Jonah-handprint loaf to any discerning customer. (As for selling, I'm only opening a bakery in my head. Don't worry.) But it's a fun idea and I will probably play with that a little more!
Yesterday I mixed up a batch of Chocolate Cinnamon Rye. I was drooling just reading the recipe. I dreamed of it all night while the loaves retarded in the fridge. Today I baked them and... so utterly disappointing. After all that anticipation, it was a total flop. No rise to speak of. I'm not really sure why.
So tonight? Bread pudding! That is what I do with bread flops. I will make it into bread pudding, and behold, it will probably not be Very Good* either, but I shall call it Breakfast. Ah-ha! You thought it was Dessert, didn't you? Not so, says I. Eggs + milk + grains = breakfast. And this is even better because it even involves coffee AND chocolate. Just realized it is somewhat lacking in butter. I will find a way to remedy that. Sugar? Yeah, so what. Some days are like that.
Come have breakfast at my house! Everything in one dish, and only the Good Stuff.
So I've not had the greatest start with my Baking of Fabulous Things. Oh well. I see wonderful bread in my future...
*Good Bread Pudding requires the use of Good Bread. Betcha didn't know that, didja? Yeah. Trade secret.