Archive for the ‘Bread’ Category

Mad about Dampfbuchteln

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Dampfbuchteln - Sweet Yeast Buns

Harald’s grandmother used to make these sweet yeast buns when he was a kid. I came across a recipe for them on Delicious Days and decided to try it out.

They are extremely fluffy and soft fresh out of the oven, but start to dry out after a day or so - a problem that’s easily solved by zapping the bun in a microwave for 20 seconds.

Dampfbuchteln - Sweet Yeast Buns

The buns taste great on their own, but are even better with vanilla sauce.

Mad about Orange Zest Brioche

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Orange Zest Brioche

I’d never made brioche before and thought it a good idea to try the recipe from Delicious Days. The only problem was that I didn’t have fresh yeast and had no idea how to shape bread rolls without all the folds and creases.

Brioche in Pan

The results were a little disappointing. The brioche rose so much that they had caps (kind of like the way scones split in the middle). The texture was also on the tough side.

Brioche on napkin

I have no idea if this was because of the dry yeast, my poor bread shaping skills, my having overworked the dough or a combination of everything. I’d like to try this recipe again, but perhaps after I get more practice in bread making.