Monday, 5 September 2011

Breakfast breads.. an old time favourite!

Hi! My name is Laurene, I live in London but am originally from France.
I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now, to share some recipes and ideas about the food I like.
I have always liked baking and cooking in general. I remember myself, little, helping my mum prepare desserts (and staying til the end just to have a taste and lick the spoon covered in chocolate). I would also bake a lot on Wednesday afternoons (as we wouldn’t have school) and prepare brownies, cookies for my step dad (that was only the excuse).
Since then, I have been baking my own cakes and biscuits regularly and thought I should share some of the recipes with friends and family via a blog. I will mainly post sweet dishes, as they are my favourite to make, but also some savoury ones.
Anyone can comment on the posts... let me know if you try the recipes and add a tweak to them.

I thought I would start today with something that I do nearly every week: sweet breakfast breads. They are so easy to do  - they take about 5 minutes to prepare!!!
 Those yummy little breads are perfect for breakfast or for an afternoon tea with cream, jam and a hot drink. I personally have them for breakfast “on the go”. I bake a batch (see recipe below – that should make 12-14 breads) and freeze them in bags where I put 2. I take a bag from the freezer in the morning, and have them with a coffee at work. Fast and easy :-)

Try them & enjoy them as much as I do!

Sweet Breakfast breads recipe:
400gr of flour ( I mix plain and wholemeal flour)
Pinch of salt
65 gr of sugar
16 gr of yeast
65 gr of butter
200ml milk
1 egg
Extra and optional: sugar in pearl
First, mix in a bowl the flour, salt, sugar, yeast. Add in the melted butter, warm milk and egg. Mix it all by hand. The mixture is going to be sticky. Create 12-14 balls with the dough (adding flour), place them a couple of cm apart on a tray so that they have enough space to rise. Place the tray in a dry but warm place ( a cupboard) for about 1hr, giving enough time to have the breads rise double their initial size.
Preheat the oven at 185 degrees and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
They are delicious eaten warm or cold, with jam, butter, or any spread
Bon appetit!

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