Awash in Bread? Bake Sweets!
Not a lot to report this weekend. The highlight was the Saturday morning bread handoff from David. We adopted a dozen or so wayward loaves from his SFBI adventure: a baguette, an Italian bread in baguette shape (Stirato?), an olive bread, a raisin walnut bread, a couronne, several airy decorative loaves, and--best of all--a miche. Here's the haul, minus the five loaves already in the freezer.
We haven't tasted all of them. We've been concentrating on the miche--it was perfect for chicken sandwiches. We did make wonderful french toast with part of the couronne--seemed a shame to "waste" such a gorgeous thing, but it was an embarassment of riches.
Anyway, I couldn't bring myself to bake bread this weekend, but I had to bake something. So I tried Breadsong's wonderful lemon turnover recipe (http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/20376/flaky-turnovers-made-cream-cheese-pastry#comment-148317 ), which had been high on my list since she posted it. I am no pastry baker, but it came out pretty well. Her instructions were good. The dough was indeed very flaky and delicious. I didn't know what filling to use, and I chose badly. I used a lemon pie filling and it was too liquid, and leaked a lot. It probably also kept the bottoms from getting as done as they should have been.
But I can't complain. They are yummy.
Next week, I'll be on vacation and baking lots of old favorites and new experiments.