Hamburger buns

For 5 buns

  • bread yeast
  • 200ml of milk
  • 300g of flour
  • 5g of slat
  • 10g of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • sesame gra
  • Heat slightly the milk and put the sugar and yeast and let rest 30mn
  • add the flour and mix all together
  • add the salt and mix until the dough is well elastic
  • let rest for 30mn
  • fold the outside of the dough in the inside, form it as a ball and let rest 30mn
  • put in the fridge for 1hr
  • divide the dough in 5 regular balls and form the small bread by using the tip of your fingers and folding the outside inside at the bottom to me them round
  • let rest 30mn
  • heat up the ovean at 250C with a metal mold at the bottom
  • I usuall put the bread on a pizza stone to bake it but you can leave it on the oven tray if you don’t have
  • when the oven is warm, put the bread inside and a glass of cold water in the tray
  • bake for 20mn with heat on bottom only, no ventilator
  • reduce heat to 220C and bake an other 10mn with heat on top and bottom. Keep an eye to ensure it doesn’t burn
  • leave an tother 10mn with heat only on bottom to ensure they keep golden color
  • when fully cooked double check by knocking the bottom of the bread, it should sound “light”, not easy to describe
  • Let cold on a tray and cut before making your burger

Round-up bread

Yes! Finally it raised and cracked up, it’s beautiful i think and much better than the last two I did.

I changed slightly the recipe but i’ve done more or less the same steps so i’m not sure which elements made it work. Let’s see if I can reproduce it this week with the same success.

  • 200g of flour w360 from ElAmasadero (harina de fuerza)
  • 100g of flour w160 from ElAmasadero (Harina panadera ecologico)
  • 150g of ordinary flour from ElAmarsadero (Harine de resposteria)
  • 345g of lukewarm water (approx 28°C)
  • 6,5g of fresh yeast
  • 10,5g of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • I diluted the yeast in the lukewarm water
  • Added the flours, salt and honey together then the water
  • Mix everything together with your kitchenaid and knead at speed 1 for arround 10mn
  • Take the dough and fold it in two and then again in 2 or 3 by stretching the dough and knocking it on the kitchen top. Rest for 15mn under a kitchen cloth
  • Repeat above step.
  • Repeat again but then leave the dough to raise in a big bowl in the fridge overnight. I use plastic film over the bowl
  • Take the dough in the morning and stretch it 4 or 5 times in the center and let rise about 1hr in a bowl under a cloth
  • Pre heat the oven at 250°C (each oven is different, this works for mine, you need to know your oven)
  • Put a metal tray at the bottom of your oven and when you will put the bread to bake, pour a glass of cold water to make steam
  • Leave the heat only at the bottom without ventilation
  • I put the bread on a round stone that I bought for the oven for 20mn
  • I removed the tray of water and decrease the heat to 220°C and put the heat on top & bottom for 15mn
  • After 15mn I put a kitchen foil on top of my bread as it goes too fast otherwise and decrease at 210°C
  • I put back the heat at the bottom only for an other 20/25mn
  • Let it cool on a rack

tips: I love fresh bread, so as soon as it’s cold, I cut it and freeze it. Then at every meal I get a piece of bread and put it in the toaster and then I get fresh bread everytime. Yummy!

Tarte Tatin

You probably know the different stories about the tart tatin. The sisters Tatin who lived 200km south of Paris made this tart once by mistake having cooked the apple to much and decided to put the pastry on top. When they turned down the applie pie, they have realised suddenly that the tart was beautiful and their customers loved it.

It isn’t difficult to make, you just to find the right balance between a well colored caramel and not cooking the apple too much so that they keep their beautiful shapes.

Ingredients

  • 300g of sugar
  • 1kg of apple (more or less, depends on your mold size)
  • 150g of butter
  • 1 brisée or sugar pastry
  • In a mold that can go in the oven after, melt the sugar in order to make a caramel sauce.
  • When the sugar starts to slightly get brown, put the apple cut in half straight up and very well organised. Think about it when you will turn over, they need a perfect alignment. Make sure to force the apple in, they should not move or slip
  • Cook the apple for 10mn
  • Some people turn the apple down, I don’t.
  • Add the pastry on top and make sure that you fold the border in so that the caramel doesn’t get away when in the oven
  • Cook in the oven for 40mn until the crust is gold cook.
  • Turn upside down the tart when it’s still hot to avoid the carmel to stick, be very careful doing so as the caramel will escape while you turn it over.

Bread, for the weekend

This time the bread wasn’t the best looking, it didn’t crack up in the oven as i wished or as the other bread i did a few days ago.

It’s actually not that easy to make bread, making the dough isn’t difficult but finding the right way to ferment, raise, form and bake is the hardeest i think.

The inside was not bad and the taste and texture was great to eat actually so I’m still happy and will give more tries since we are stuck at home for the quarantine.