Monday, February 25, 2008

Yet another high or binge...whatever you want to call it.

Because I was so happy with the Brioche recipe I used in my last post, I decided to play some more. Last night I made the dough, and stayed up till 2:30am. This morning I was up by 7:30am at it again. Baker's hours. In some make believe world I was working in my own bakery. Right? Who else makes, Sugar Brioche Buns, Chocolate Brioche, Sticky Buns, and Twice Baked all in one day? I do. I promise I didn't eat all of it. Really, I swear. I just love the recipe. The bread turns out so soft, fluffy, sweet, and well...real!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My New Friend

About a week ago I was wondering around the bookstore when I ran into, "Baking with Julia." I skimmed over it and left the bookstore stomach growling, empty handed. The next day, after I received my paycheck, I returned. Forgive me for saying this, but up until lately I was not familiar with Julia Child. But don't worry we have caught up over a brioche and sticky buns. The brioche recipe in the cookbook will stay with me for life. I have made a lot of bread before and to be honest I am never thouroughly satisfied with it. Sometimes it doesn't rise enough or it is a bit too tough. Child's recipe was the real deal. I am thinking it may have to do with the dabbing of butter on the dough, folding, rolling, and relaxing. I have never heard of that before, but I followed her directions and turned out the best loave and buns I have ever made. Next up...well you'll see

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Para mi Vaca

There's this boy I know who lives in Boston with a little brown boxer. He goes to school there and unfortunately stares at my sweets on a computer screen. Whenever I make anything, I think of him, because I know how much he loves and appreciates me. So I decided to send him some love in the form of Belgium Waffles and Pan Dulce. The waffle recipe was taken from The Joy of Cooking. Pan Dulce was from The Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger. I've made the pan dulce before and I think it came out better the last time, but oh well I had a good time. Love you P! xoxoxxxx