Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Carb Addict

There are few things in this world better than home made bread. For me, it ranks right up there with birthdays, vacations, and lottery tickets. There is nothing more awesome than the pillowy softness of a freshly baked loaf of bread. Plus there’s the bonus of a delicious smell that fills your house for hours making you feel as though you may, in fact, be the best baker on the continent. It’s amazing what bread can do!
Today we made Milk Bread that was surprisingly fantastic regardless of the fact that its name reminds me of bread that’s been soaked so long it makes you feel like you’re eating paper pulp. We made four different types of buns, depending on how creative you feel like being. While it is fun to make buns into double knots or (my favorite and most hilarious) “lips” shape, it’s just as simple and classy to shape a piece of dough into a smooth round and give it a cut right down the middle. I suppose it’s a matter of opinion, but I’ve never seen anything wrong with it.
This recipe produces a really light, soft, and golden brown crust. It was great to watch them poof up. The second best thing in the world is grabbing one while they're still hot. THIS is what beauty tastes like. **Drool** Just thinking about them causes... **Drool** The dough it a little sticky, but with a little patience, it should come through alright. And they would make fantastic additions to big family meals. They just ***Drool*** melt in your mouth, ***Drool***especially when they’re**Drool**right out **Drool** of the oven. **Drool*** Excuse me, I have to go.


Jean said...

Wish I lived in Minneapolis and could come get some bread RIGHT NOW ...drool...
Jean S in St Louis

Country Living said...

I think you're thinking of milk toast, which is bread soaked in warm milk until it's the consistency of paste. Sometimes given to children with tummy aches, so, Grandma, maybe?

I can almost smell it from here! The one looks a little like a challah. But then, you always were very talented with the yeasty things, so you must be having a great time.

Love you! Mom