My First Buns!

Monday, October 27, 2008

MY FIRST BUNS.......
Okay ...it’s not like it sounds! :-))

Anyway, after a disastrous baking experience in Kolkata that ended with a command (plea?) from my husband, “Thou shalt not bake at home, what can be bought at the grocers” I did not venture again, into the bread, cakes, and cookies world.

But then, the food blogging world has happened! It seems like the whole world is baking, and successfully, by the looks of it! “Hmmm ...but then why is 'Daring Bakers' called 'daring' if it’s no big deal?” I ask myself, even as I smuggle a pack of dry yeast and a kilo of self-raising unbleached flour, into our monthly groceries.

“What’s that for?” asks my husband suspiciously eyeing the small pack of dry yeast that caught his attention. I ramble about the difference in gluten content in Kolkata wheat and Sydney wheat, and a video I saw on Bread making for Dummies, even as the cashier at Coles cheerily packed, billed, and dismissed us with a “Thank you, have a great day”.

“If you must, why don’t you just join a course at TAFE and learn the proper way?” asks Hubby weakly. “Okay” says I meekly, and a tad too fast, putting the topic to an end.

“What can TAFE teach me, that my Foodie World Power cannot?” I say to myself later, as I furiously google away. I find this simple, down-to-earth blog by Rhonda. Wow …simple living is real hard work! Anyway, some simple values rub off on me, and I make up my mind that no ‘no-knead breads’ or short cuts for me, until I first learn the ‘real’ way.

I browse over to thank Purnima - a new visitor to my blog, and here’s is what I find! Thanks Purnima! This is it! The time has finally arrived! A quick jump to Anjali's and Bee’s posts, and the yeast prayer, I begin mixing the flour at 7:16pm. My first buns are ready by 9:46pm.

Served with melted butter, and delicious home made leek and asparagus soup, even hubby gallantly admits it’s a hit.

I shalt NOT not bake at home, what can be bought at the grocers” I make a determined promise to myself!







15 comments:

bee said...

congrats on the success of your baking experiment!!! now there's no looking back.

fantastiv diboo, keep it up. appa

Anjali said...

hey Dibs good you dared ! nice to see you guys using the recipe and liking it to:)

Purnima said...

'Wonderful' these buns look! Fluffy n soft, Perfect!! Congrats on the lovely job! And moreso on getting praise over it!(When time permits, can u pls post your recipe, as in what ingr u used n method followed-a slight change changes the flavor completely!) Food Blog has ever inspired cooks like us! :D 3 cheers to these lovely ladies! :D

Tara said...

I havent even made awesome looking buns like that! Nice work!

Purnima said...

Dibs, not only luck, its your hardwork, which needs to b credited as well! Attention to details gives good results, right! Wd await your recipe..how-ever approximate measures it is, wd like to wait n read thru. Its a variation!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks sooooo soft! You really have done perfect!

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely Buns and Iknow it is bit of challenge with the yeast, try getting a thermometer,it works great.

Are u living in Sydney,I am also from there but at the moment staying in China.Nice to know about you.

Malar Gandhi said...

First time here...you have a great blog! Love ur recipes! Looking forward for more...

Buns looks awesome. Great job. Will try it soon. YUM!

Mandira said...

looks great and absolutely delicious!

karuna said...

hey dibs the buns look perfect. nutella is a hazelnut and chocolate spread.its yummy. u get it in any grocery store in the US

Simran said...

Lovely buns. Congrats on your success.

Nazarina A said...

I can just imagine some good cheese and tomatoes from the garden on these shiny, scrumptious buns!

mahesh said...

i am foody for buns........








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