Note to self:
Never assume the marker in a cookbook is
for the recipe you intend to bake.
I somehow managed to pull the ultimate
and baked the wrong recipe entirely.
I read through the recipe,
bought both types of flour,
and finally carved out time to
catch up on bread baking with
The Bread Bible Bakers.
Feeling quite pleased until
I reached the part that said to
form into a round loaf or put in a loaf pan.
Huh? Thought they were supposed
to be shaped into little footballs?
Flipping back I finally notice
I made Basic Hearth Bread.
I have no idea.
Maybe my brain can't function without sugar.
So today I started again and it's an easy recipe
except my dough was very sticky
and didn't rise much.
I didn't hold out much hope
but boiled them in baking soda water
(instead of the lye step)
then brushed the tops
with beaten egg yolk.
to open the oven
and find perfectly browned
They are tasty tid bits.
Nice and soft and chewy.
Really good with
spicy Coleman's mustard.
I swear Rose is a magician.
Rose Levy Beranbaum