Sunday, June 12, 2016
Just a little baking...
Italian Moms Cookbook Spreading Their Art to Every Table by Elisa Costantini. Didn't I? Well, I love it. The intro and the stories scattered through the book are wonderful.
Today I tried some recipes. First, I made the dough for the Pepper & Egg Stromboli and the Rustic Bread. The dough was magical. The texture was perfect. At the start of the book, Elisa Costantini mentions that she does not put serving sizes. All the bread in the photo at the top of this post was from these 2 recipes. I am so glad I have that freezer! I was on the phone with my sister and I peeked at the dough rising in the bowls and both were at the top of the bowl.
I ended up making four stromboli instead of the 2 in the recipe. Just 2 of us so we don't really need that much bread. And I had never made a stromboli before. I read the instructions in the book and tried one and but the dough ripped so I checked on YouTube to see if I was rolling the dough correctly. There was a completely different way in one of the videos, which I tried. But I went back to the preparation described in the book for the last 2, making sure I did not tear the dough.