Beverly is the baker in the family – it scares me to think of even trying – and she bakes bread about once a week using a sourdough starter given to her by a friend. After just having burgers for dinner and seeing others do it on a couple of blogs, I suggested she make one loaf of bread into six burger buns. She did it by cutting the dough into six pieces, making a ball and hand shaping. I’d looked up a couple of recipes that suggested rolling out the dough and cutting them like biscuits.
I thought for first try hers turned out great. They did not have the consistent round shape cutting them out would have achieved and they were a little crustier than store bought, but I consider both of these signs they were homemade. Here’s a shot of Alex’s meal of burger and sautéed shrooms.
Bev pretty much just bakes loaf bread and occasionally rolls for special meals. After the bun success, I think I have her convinced to expand her horizons with round loafs, crusty Italian, French baguettes, etc. And the best part is I’ll have to test them all out. I also hope for the next bread day, we can make some pepperoni rolls, pistolettes ala Chez and rolls for baking eggs in.
The title photo is Sweetie, the alpha dog in the family.
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