One of my goals for 2012 is to become, or at least try to, a better baker. When it comes to cooking savory foods I’m pretty darn good at it. I don’t say this with ego but rather with a sense of accomplishment. Teaching myself to cook is something I am very proud of. But when it comes to my baking, well that is not something I flaunt.
A couple months ago I purchased the Kindle edition of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. It is a huge and wonderful book by Peter Reinhart. I love that is covers pretty much every type of yeast bread I’ve wanted to make. The amount of information and step-by-step guides are great. Can you tell I’m really loving this book?
As I flipped through the pages the recipes I wanted to try right quickly grew. I think I overwhelmed myself because once I was done I had no idea what to bake first. I decided to start with a bread that one I cannot get here, and also one I was familiar with the results of. You probably already figured out that the recipe I chose was hot dog buns.
Though the hot dog buns took a long time the recipe was great. My husband doesn’t like sesame seeds so I excluded them on half of the buns, and on the others I used black sesame seeds. I won’t be publishing the recipe, but I do plan on doing a proper recipe and book review for the next bread I bake from the book. For now I just wanted to share these photos.
It has been nearly 10 years since we ate hot dogs like this. Can’t tell you how satisfying and delicious they were. And yes those are corn chips in the background, this Mexican loves her corn chips. Happy Sunday!! Tomorrow you can signup for July’s YBR, hope to see you there.