Friday, May 29, 2009
BBB: A Knotty Problem
It's time once again for the monthly Bread Baking Babes Buddy event. May's challenge was courtesy of Ilva in Italy, Pane di Pasta Tenera Condita (Italian Knot Bread). The real challenge turned out to be finding a few key ingredients for these knots, specifically lard and 00 Italian flour.
I knew where to get the flour, but there was no time if I wanted to meet the deadline.
The lard, I figured, would be easier, but I struck out on that as well, even after searching through several grocery stores in town. I'm sure it's here somewhere, so I'll keep looking. Meanwhile, I substituted shortening for the lard and a blend of AP flour and cake flour for the 00.
The rolls turned out great. We had them for dinner tonight, along with scrambled eggs.
I would say that the dough had doubled, wouldn't you?
Balls are resting.
Now we're ready to roll.
(Thanks to camera-proficient daughter for lending a hand.)
On the rise:
On the rack:
Thanks, again, Babes, for letting us play along.