Friday, August 1, 2014

I'm a Pinterest Food Fanatic

Today as I was surfing Pinterest I came across this very cool presentation for a basic bread dough. Sadly as often happens the site had been tagged as a spam site but I loved the idea so much I just had to share this so I added it to my blog. This blog was originally started in honor of my wonderful Nana, she was my best woman role model, and I loved spending time with her...especially in her kitchen! This recipe can be adapted to so many different things! Here are some ideas I am thinking about. Egg Salad, Shredded veggie, Mini Meatball Mozzarella with Marinara, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, oh my! I'm excited to whip up some variations!

Beautiful Bread Cones
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
3 Tbs vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1-1/2 tsp salt
2-1/4 tsp instant yeast
3-1/2 to 4 cups flour
Egg Wash:
1 egg
1 Tbs milk
Heat water and milk in microwave to scalding (not quite boiling)
Pour into mixing bowl, and allow to cool slightly so you don’t kill the yeast.
Add oil, sugar, and salt. Mix until well blended.
Add in beaten egg and 2 cups of the flour, mixing well.
Add in instant yeast and mix well.
Allow to sit about 10 minutes uncovered.
Now, start to slowly add in more flour.
When dough starts to clear the sides of the bowl, allow it to mix for about 8 minutes. (or knead by hand at this point)
Add a tablespoon of oil to a clean bowl, tipping to coat bottom.
Place dough into bowl, flipping to coat both sides with oil.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest till double in bulk – about 1 hour.
Remove dough and knead a few times to release bubbles.
Cut the dough into 8 – 12 pieces (depending on the size you desire)
Allow to rest about 5 minutes.
Take each portion and roll into a rope from 24 – 36” long (depending on the size of your tubes)
Roll ropes around the greased cream horn tubes (or make your own form as shown), starting at the bottom as shown.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (or silpat liner)
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds if desired.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for between 18 to 22 minutes – watching closely for overbrowning.
Place on wire racks to cool completely before removing tubes.
Fill cooled bread cones with sandwich filling as desired.