Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bagel Dough, Bread Dough, Cookie Dough

To quote Homer Simpson, "Doh!" Sorry I had to do that. Today was a perfect day for me. I baked most of the day. Besides the Bagel Dough, Bread Dough, Cookie Dough, I also mixed Pie Crust Dough and Pizza Dough for tomorrow.

The bread dough was my usual Italian Bread recipe for Noshtalgia. The recipe is called No Knead French Bread but we use it as Italian bread. I let the dough rise longer than the recipe calls for. That is usually because I have other things going on than just making the bread. The dough is beautiful to work with. Click here for the original recipe.

The cookie recipe was a nice surprise.  I was flipping through a cookbook, The Silver Palate Cookbook, which is where the Pate Brise recipe can be found. Inside one of the pages was tucked a handwritten recipe of my Mom's. The Ice Tray Cookies. I have made these before and the recipe is already on the blog but I was thinking of making cookies so the timing was perfect. I cut the recipe in half so maybe by next weekend they will be gone and I can try another cookie recipe.

I tweaked the recipe a bit. I used 1/4 cup of chocolate shots. I forgot to pick up nuts at the store this week. Also, when the cookies were in the pan I sprinkled them with a little Raw or Turbinado Sugar and a little Fine Sea Salt.

1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts
3/4 vegetable oil
1/1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Turbinado Sugar
Fine Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Beat eggs, add sugar, oil, flour, vanilla, and nuts. Grease ice cube trays.

Fill 1/2 full, and 
sprinkle the top of the cookies with Turbinado Sugar and Fine Sea Salt. 
Bake for 30 mins.

Slice on an angle when cooled. 
Bake again for 10 minutes or until toasted on top.

On to the Bagels. A girl I work with asked me this week if I ever made Bagels. She sent me this recipe and OMG it is amazing. No yeast. No boiling. Just easy bake Bagels. The recipe has suggestions of all sorts of toppings, but I am a plain bagel person. 
I made this tonight and I will report back on the taste tomorrow. Here is the link to the original recipe. They can also be made in an Air Fryer. Maybe if I get one for Christmas...

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