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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Poppy Explosion

Yes, the long thin one was the perfect size for a hot dog. If I ate such rubbish... *ahem* I experimented more with this batch of bread. I wanted some nice airy rolls to soak up the sauce for my dinner... (lamb in an anchovy, rosemary and red wine sauce since you ask, but no, no pics, maybe tomorrow).

As well as trying different sizes and forms, I added more yeast then the recipe called for. And a little bicarbonate of soda. They were definitely more fluffy than usual, maybe a push it a little more next time though.



PS some people say that cockroaches will outlast a nuclear bombardment... I will still be finding poppy seeds in my kitchen until the last star in the universe puffs out it's last light particle!

PPS that's a long time from now.

PPPS there are no cockroaches in MY kitchen!

9 comments:

Ivonne said...

How funny! I'm still finding poppy seeds from the bagels I made so I understand completely!

Nazca said...

They're behind you...

Cindy said...

Hum, those rolls definetely look good !

KJ said...

Great post. Once dropped, poppy seeds seem to be able to roll for miles. I think they may be self propelling. Microscopic legs or something.

Cat B said...

those look so good i went and binged on bread, first bread in 4 months! i got down 9 slices before feeling like barfing. pretty good... none of it had poppyseeds though so yours is clearly superior :) excuse me, i must get back to my ribs now. it's a good bye celebration, i shan't see another rib for the next 6+ weeks *sniff* gooodbyyyye my luvaaah goooodbbbyyyyye my friiiendd :) hope you're having a yummy weekend mate!

Nazca said...

Thanks Cindy. They tasted wonderful. Nice and doughy/airey :-)

KJ Perhaps we can harness them and make them do our will!?

lol bread is good :-) ribs are good too! I had porks ribs yesterday, and burgers, and sausages, and chicken! Oh, and veg too, but that doesn't count! ;-)

Mae said...

They look wonderful!

That's so funny about the poppy seeds. I bought a bag of poppy seeds today and i'm petrified of opening it without spilling them everywhere!

Lis said...

hahaha way to go with the experimenting. All the shapes look excellent - I really like those rolls.

Oh and that mushroom sauce with the chicken and rice below? *swoon*

xoxo

Nazca said...

The rools were great, I made more bread today, with th poppy seeds in the bread this time!