So, it’s been a while since I’ve written. This is because I moved to another state and it has taken an inordinate amount of time to get the apartment, and especially the kitchen in order. As a result, I decided to make a special new recipe from one of my new books! Yay!
Now I decided to take a recipe from The Great British Bake Off – How To Turn Everyday Bakes Into Showstoppers. I had been searching for a couple weeks to find the perfect recipe. I had originally chosen a pie from the Bake From Scratch magazine, but when push came to shove, I decided against running to the store to buy ingredients (because I keep getting lost and I really didn’t want to be lost today). I used what I had in the kitchen and stumbled upon the Herby Brioche Roll recipe. It looked amazing and I didn’t have to shop for it. Winning.
All was well as I started making the dough. I even had all of the dishes completed as it was rising. However, my first blunder was that I unfortunately didn’t have a rolling pin. I remember unpacking it, but when I needed it most, it was nowhere to be found. Much like my dignity.
I still proceeded by flattening the dough with my hands and I got everything as flat as possible so I could spread the butter mixture after the initial two proofs. I folded it like the book said to, and then reached for the cling wrap and — it wasn’t there…. Apparently we were out. I covered the dough with foil instead.
When I took the dough out next, it definitely seemed harder and wasn’t quite as soft and sticky. I’m still not sure if the dough was supposed to become like that, or if it was due to using foil. Anyway, I spread the dough as best as I could with my hands again, and then cut them and placed them in the muffin tin as per the instructions.
My next blunder was that I did not have a big enough plastic bag to put the muffin tins in, so I decided against the final 45 minute prove. Am I horrible? Probably, but it was late and I just wanted them baked.
Well, they exploded in the oven. They came out in a variety of shapes and sizes (which is an absolute talent of mine), but they all look baked and gloriously brown.
Eating them wasn’t as enjoyable as I anticipated. I have a hunch that the texture would be less pasty stiff if I had given the final prove, but it wasn’t terrible. Also, I could have added a lot more herbs to the herb butter mixture. I had attempted to be a bit conservative because I wasn’t sure how it would be the first time around. Overall, 3/5 stars. Mostly because of my inability to bake, but hey, learning curves are good.
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your day!