Spoonful of Sugar

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Bread based products..

Call it post diet rebellion, comfort eating after a wobbly week, who knows. Either way there's been bread based abundance this week
On Wednesday I made "no knead dough" ready to bake No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazlenut Challah for an after school snack for the kids and their friends on Thursday.
I didn't roast the hazlenuts as in my graze box I'd received some honey coated hazlenuts that I'd been saving expecially to bash up and cover this bread with.
It turned out pretty good!

This meant that there was still a big ol' bowl of dough sat in the fridge this morning that needed using up as it was starting to smell a bit like it had aspirations towards being sourdough.

Cinnamon buns are a favourite in our family and I normally use a Nigella recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess (link to it here on Not Quite Nigella blog) which in itself has it's little issues, but after making them for ooooh, 5 years? I've pretty much got them how I like them.
I found a recipe for cinnamon buns using this challah dough so I improvised and the results weren't bad! I like my buns tear-and-share, which is lucky as there's no separating them the way I make them! This was a particularly squidgy dough, and I think on the whole, I will stick with the Nigella one. I did attempt heart shaped buns rather than swirls but the dough was too soft really. I'll save that idea for next Valentines weekend and try again..
After all that eggy, sugary indulgence, I made a basic loaf of bread for lunch too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to give the hazelnut/nutella bread a go this week - got my hazels but forgot nutella (would you believe I've never bought a jar?!). Wondered how choc melted with peanut butter might work. If I don't get to the shops I'll let you know. :-)