Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Kaiser Rolls Anyone?
Kaiser roll recipe a whirl. Hubby thought they were wonderful me... They seemed too dense inside and the outside was not as crunchy as I had thought they should be. I'm sure it was a user error :) I will try again soon once I research to see where I might have gone wrong. So this bread making adventure got me searching for the "Right" way to store home made breads. Many of the artisan breads loose their crunchiness when wrapped in foil and frozen, ditto using zip lock bags. It's really amazing what all you can find on line these days, also amazing how much time can be wasted :) So time and again I read where bread bags do the trick for artisan breads. The cost was not too bad if they really worked. With shipping one bag would have run around $20.00...Hummm
Here is the tutorial I found. Knowing that I had a nice stockpile of kitchen towels from Williams Sanoma sales I keep put back for Shower gifts I decided to make do. As always I changed a few things. My towel measured 20x30, a bit larger than what the tutorial called for. I also didn't want to go through all the trouble of cutting off the finished edges. so here is my quick and I do mean quick fix
1.) cut the towel in 1/2
2.) do a double turn down on the cut edge to form a casing.
3.) fold the towel in 1/2 and sew the side and bottom up to but not including the casing
Tonight I am planning a RAK of potato soup and rolls for a friend. I know she will be excited, tucking her bread into one of these cute bags will make it extra special.
If I ever decide to hit the after holiday sales I plan on keeping my eye's open for some cute Christmas kitchen towels. Wouldn't these be sweet Christmas gifts? Add the recipe for whatever baked good you are giving and your good to go. I do believe I would wrap any quick bread/sweet bread in foil or plastic wrap before placing in the bread bag.
While I didn't stay on task ALL day :) I did at least maybe come up with a better way to store homemade bread :) That counts right?