Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Food Porn

On Saturday, I did not go to rehearsal. My voice was shot and it seemed silly to go when I couldn't speak--which turned out to be a wise decision as my hangover was of the late-breaking variety and I spent the better part of the afternoon feeling like ass and berating myself for my own irresponsibility.

I did, however, bake a TON of bread.

Aside from making this (which, incidentally, is much simpler to make than it looks):


I also made a ton of baguettes and part-baked them.  Which means, essentially, that you take the bread out of the oven halfway through the baking process, when just a few little spots of brown have begun to appear on the crust, and let them cool.  You then wrap them in parchment paper and plastic wrap and stick them in the freezer.

So, whenever you want a freshly-baked baguette (or whatever kind of bread you've made), you just take one out of the freezer and pop it in the oven.

And let me tell you, taking this:

 
(I was trying to capture the steam rising off of the bread... you can sort of see it in front of the jar of mustard lurking in the background.)

And slathering it with butter, dijon mustard, cave-aged gruyere, and some sort of fancy ham that's sort of like prosciutto, but less salty?

I'm not sure there's anything better.


Oh, and if you save back the tail end of the baguette to smother in Nutella for dessert... that's pretty sweet too :)

5 comments:

Lpeg said...

umm, that looks REALLY good. mouthwatering good. and I don't really even like prosciutto!

notthelifeiordered said...

oh my gosh that looks SO AMAZING. And i'm not just saying that because all i can eat is vegetables. Seriously though, make some deliveries! :)

Little Miss Obsessive said...

That sounds AMAZING.. you just made my mouth water - no lie! lol

the northern belle said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I can almost smell the aroma of fresh-out-of-the-oven bread!

Z said...

Oh my, that looks sooooooo fantastic!