Rise and Dine
As most of you know, our dear friend Ivoryhut has been carrying on an illicit love affair with homemade bread as evidenced by this blog post, and this one….oh, yeah and this one. Yesterday, my resolve failed me, and I couldn’t take the pressure of denial anymore. There’s only so many photos of tempting homemade bread any poor soul can take! So with Challah recipe printed and in hand, I went to my kitchen to stir up some dough.
I jumped right in assuming I had everything on hand to make this wonderful treat….then realized I didn’t have anymore unsalted butter, enough honey, or a stash of sesame or poppy seeds in the house. No matter. Not wanting to leave my house, and not being prone to delayed gratification, I decided to make do with what I had. Hmmm…no unsalted butter, and only vegetable oil? Oh, well, in goes the vegetable oil. Hmmm….only 2 tablespoons of honey when I needed 1/2 cup? Oh, well, throw in the honey and make up the difference with corn syrup. They’re both thick and sweet right? Hmmm….no seeds for the topping? Well….assuming this bread might be on the sweeter side, how about some cinnamon sugar on top instead?
So I stirred it up, crossed my fingers, and let it rise through the afternoon having to give it a boost in my bread proofing drawer after about an hour of no action at room temperature. Refrigerated overnight, formed and baked this morning, and OH MY YUMMO!!!!!
I can only imagine….
…what this bread must taste like…
…with all the right ingredients.
Yeah, and I couldn’t wait for it to cool either.
I am SOOOO buying this book!