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Fun with Bialys - savoury and sweet

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Breadandwine

Fun with Bialys - savoury and sweet

I was inspired by dabrownman's post on bialys to have a go with my special needs group at the care home I visit. I tried to add to your thread, DA, but there was no 'Reply' button?!?!

Anyway, we made two versions, one with minced onion and breadcrumbs, and one with dark chocolate and sultanas. The sultanas burnt a little, round the edges, so I'd soak them for a while next time to avoid this.

They were a great success, and I'll certainly do them again. I'd probably stick a bit of pesto in with the onion ones next time - maybe a bit of garlic and a few herbs. I love these recipes where you can ring the changes - as you amply demonstrated, DA! (But hold the cilantro - shudder! :) )

I have a basic recipe and a couple of pics on my blog.

Cheers, Paul

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and he muct have taken the reply button away until I pay up.

We love your take on bialys! Ancient bread folks flocked to them because some just couldn't chew a decent NY bagel because they were just too much chew and teeth were much worse then.

My wife has been teaching and helping train the physically and mentally challenged for 35 years. One of the things they love to do is make bread and you well know. We buy bread machines to help the most challenged to be successful at making their own bread. I am so glad that you teach bread making too.

You make my day! Great baking you have on display.

Now my spell check button is gone! I really need to pay my bills.

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Breadandwine

Thanks, DA - So your wife's in the same business! Wonderful - there is great satisfaction to be gained from working with these groups, I love it, and I'm sure your wife does too!

Bread machines - People tell me, apologetically, they have a bread machine - but they're just a tool at the end of the day, and at least, using a machine, you're controlling the quality of the ingredients used. 

Cheers, Paul