Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh La La

I've been busy cooking up new things, and next Wednesday 2 exciting things happen. One is My kidlet is in the Annual Spelling Bee for the 4th year running!! Way to go Leah! So in the morning we will be at school, watching her and trying not to be bundles of nerves! The second thing is of course my website will be newly updated for 2009. However, there will be new pin keepers on PFATT Marketplace, tonight at midnight, I think, as the site is updated Saturday.

And here is the oh la la thing I was telling you about. You can make baguettes at home!

These loaves smelled as good as they tasted! It is a lot of work, but then, it's well worth it.
This photo shows the sharp knife I use to slash the tops. My rolling pin is so heavy, but it is a wonderful tool, and you need a good heavy one to roll out the bread, then roll it up into loaves. Here it is starting to rise. I baked both on the same air cushioned baking sheet.
Brush with egg white and water then return to the oven for 5 more minutes.

I have the perfect old cutting board and bread knife which I pressed into service. It's fresh out of the oven here, still steaming. It didn't even need butter. And sadly it didn't last long!
I used the recipe from the Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer nee Starkoff. I have found her recipes to be tried and true.
Now back to the studio. I can't wait to share my new work with you.

1 comment:

Peng Peng said...

ok P, now i'm drooling over those fresh baguettes.. i am a bread lover!
looking forward to seeing your new creations this wednesday!