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Friday, 1 August 2008

BBD#12 - Small Breads

No, I did not throw my wildly growing sprouts into these bread rolls. Although I admit that I was mightily tempted..;-) However, with friends coming over for dinner the other night, I didn't reckon that I should subject them to an experiment with - at best - questionable outcome.

Oh well, I will come up with something eventually. But this time, I decided to rather go with the recipe of a trustworthy blogger. Having seen intricately shaped sacaduros ages ago at Chili&Ciabatta (and always wanting to make them) plus another deadline coming up all to soon - I was set for another installment of Zorra's Bread Baking Day: Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen had chosen "Small Breads" as her topic. Bread Rolls is something I make far too rarely, so I was pretty happy about this theme!

Alas, as you can see, they don't quite look like Petra's. Due to work, I needed to make the rolls the evening before and rewarm them right before dinner. That's why I decided to leave out the crucial ingredient, stupid me.

When shaping sacaduros, you put a cube of butter with a little flaky salt into the middle and fold thin strips of dough over it. While baking these strips partly unfold and get all nice and crispy, thus revealing their buttery innards. However, I was afraid that it would get all soggy when rewarmed and decided to leave out the butter. Without it, the sacaduros unfortunately turned out rather flat.

On the positive side, I was really pleased with my combination of bread flour and 70 grams of spelt flour for a hearty but still refined flavour.

And in case you're interested, that's what we were using the bread rolls for: mopping up the juices from salmon and vegetable parchment parcels. Made with lemon juice and white wine, there was a lot of nice broth to mop up!


PS: As you know by now, blogging deadlines are not my forte (probably because all my energy is used up meeting professional deadlines...ok, no more excuses). Anyway, today is the national day of Switzerland, and Zorra, missing her homeland, has asked to cook something red, white, or Swiss to celebrate the day. Dutifully, I made rice pudding with canned cherries this week - and took horrible photos of the rather nice rice pudding. That's why I'm posting an old and never published photo of an equally tasty but ultimately more photogenic rice pudding. Enjoy, Zorra!

16 comments:

zorra said...

Die Sacaduros stehen auch schon ewigs lange auf meiner Nachbackliste.

Besten Dank für den Milchreis, der vertreibt mein Heimweh ganz sicher.

Anh said...

Both the bread and the pudding look fantastic, Eva! When are you heading home?

Petra aka Cascabel said...

Auch ohne Butter sehen deine sacaduros lecker aus - ist so eben eine neue Kreation!

Nora B. said...

Hi Eva,
No matter what you say, these rolls look really good and I bet they tasted great as well since you are so good at baking bread.

Hope that you are having a nice weekend!

Nora

Nora B. said...

p/s: only if you have time, how about translating Petra's recipe in English & posting it on your blog since her original one I am assuming is in German?

thank you!!

Aparna said...

I'm not sure how they were meant to look, Eva, but they look pretty good to me.
Thanks for participating in BBD.
The first part of the round-up is posted on my blog and the second part will follow in 2 days.

Y said...

I love those little rolls, and their lack of butter can always be made up for, at the table :)

Sandy Smith said...

Your rolls look perfect to me. I would eat them quite happily!

Aimée said...

I love rice pudding, Eve and think yours looks pretty darn tasty. The red just pops in that shot!

Jude said...

what an interesting shaping method for breads. It looks fine to me :)

Jen M said...

Mmm, you're making my hungry!!
Thanks for stopping by on my blog today.

Half Baked said...

I think they both look yummy! I'd love a big bowl of that rice pudding right now:)

Eva said...

Hey guys, I've tried three times in the last few days to reply to all your comments individually - but blogger doesn't seem to like me anymore...
Anyway, thanks for stopping by everyone, I really appreciate it!

Snooky doodle said...

i don t fancy pudding but bread i couldn t live without. Both look good and delicious. I envy people who make delicious bread since mine is always a disaster ha. Nice job

Tartelette said...

Both the bread and the dessert look fantastic!

Eva said...

Thanks guys, you´re too kind!