Baking for about 50 people this Saturday
Okay, here's the deal: I'll be baking for about 50-75 people on Saturday, and I wanted to know if anyone had some ideas as to what I should make. I want something that's going to stretch my flour supply, something that won't require much proofing or fancy shaping (I'll have somewhat limited access time-wise in the kitchen), and I'd prefer some type of yeast bread.
I'll be baking for a party that my dear old Grandmother is hosting and for which she (bless her heart) still hasn't given me a head count. I'm making it for about 50, and if there isn't enough, we can just do a first-come first-serve kinda thing. She's having a friend of hers (a professional chef, by the way) cook, so I really want to impress. Also, most of the food served is going to be finger-food (albeit very up-scale finger food), as some people will have to stand up, so an appetizer bread would be the best choice.
I was thinking of making some breadsticks or some kind of flatbread, since those will require the least amount of proofing time (if any) at my house, bringing the dough up there, then baking it in her larger, somewhat more professional (though not steam-injected or anything) ovens. That way, the guests will have fresh bread to munch on.
I appreciate any help anyone has to offer, and I apologize for the looooong post. (-3
P.S.: I am by no means a novice; I have a wild yeast 100% whole-wheat starter bubbling away in the fridge at the moment. I'd just like some ideas!
P.P.S.: And a quick bread (a really snooty, fancy quick bread, of course ;) is not out of the question)