Well, last week was all about sweets and 24/7 Bday baking, and honestly I felt tired but happy everything turned out as expected.
The weather wasn’t great, sometimes crazy hot and after rainy, chilly and damp. What a nightmare, but we decided to do a early tour at St Ouens flea market. Every time I go there I want to buy everything, I’m such a vintage glasses, silverware and old cristal table set sucker ='(, but don’t get me wrong, this flea market is very special and expensive I might say.
I fell in love with a Cristal 1885 cake stand from Baccarat at 700 euros! =O God it was so beautiful and totally out of my price range. Well I came back empty handed but satisfied with a great lunch at the Paul Bert restaurant, where I had a delicious Lapin Chasseur <3. One day I will have the most beautiful cake stand ever (promise)
We came back home and I wanted to bake, but definitely not a cake, so surfing on Pinterest I saw a cute bread. Always scared about bread I was determined to do my own bread, So heck yes I went for it! Procedure was good, easy!
Taste: Just Yummmm
For the Bread you will need:
recipe from: Foodiva’s Kitchen
- 2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 10 cl warm milk
- 500g all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading and flouring
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 15 cl warm milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 50 g butter, melted and cooled
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
Dissolve yeast and sugar in 10 cl warm milk, cover and leave in a warm place to rise 10 minutes.
In another bowl, sift the flour and salt together. Make a hole (volcano) in the middle and add beaten eggs into it, the remaining warm milk, olive oil, vinegar and yeast mixture.
Knead the dough with your hands until it separates from the sides of the bowl. Remove dough, place on lightly floured surface and knead until it becomes a soft and uniform dough.
Place in a greased bowl, cover with a warm towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.
Transfer the dough on a floured surface, divide dough into 2 equal parts. Divide each of these again into 4, so you have 8 pieces of dough.
Roll each piece of dough out into a roughly rectangular shape. Brush cooled, melted butter over each piece. Set aside remaining butter for later.
Place one piece of rectangular dough over another one and start to roll into a cylinder. Do the same with the rest of the dough; you will end up with 4 cylindrical rolls altogether.
Cut each roll into five pieces each. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease e a large baking tray and arrange the rolls around each other to form a circle, placing the cut sides down.
Cover with towel and leave the dough to rise in a warm place for about 30-40 minutes.
Do the glaze, by beating the yolk with the milk with a fork and brush top of the bread with glaze. (You can sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.)
Bake bread for 30 minutes, reducing the temperature to 160C after 10 minutes in the oven.
Brush bread with melted butter as soon as it comes out of the oven, cover with a towel and leave to cool before eating.
Enjoy with nutella, peanut butter or else. Grab a cup of milk or tea and you have the perfect homemade bread for breakfast.
Hope you like it,