|How could you NOT talk forever about this?! Silly Hubs.|
|These buns were more successful, if slightly more complicated.|
|My "little soldiers", as Gina Neely would say, shaped and ready to rise.|
|The bottom-middle bun looks the most like what I was aiming for, shape-wise.|
As for my bakery adventures: earlier in the day, I stopped by a bakery/café that I'd been eyeing for a couple of months: Bread & Circus. I wasn't looking for a sit-down meal, just a unique loaf of bread. I spotted the "sun bread": round golden-brown loaves displayed on wooden racks in the window. As soon as the girl behind the counter told me that sun bread = hazelnut maple bread, I was in love. The staff packaged a loaf and brought it down to the register... where the hipster-esque male cashier proceeded to swap it for a different, slightly larger, "less pathetic" loaf of the same for me. He was very chatty and extremely pleasant... and it wasn't until I was back in my car that I realized he MIGHT have been flirting with me. Maybe. I'm so oblivious to these things now, having been with Hubs for almost a decade, that I'm sort of slow on the uptake. Ah well, nice to be noticed.
|Sun bread, basking in the sun. I hate that this falls into the category of "things that would kill Ni and Tori", since it was super-delicious|
|Cross-sectional view. The bread was actually quite dense, and almost a little doughy still in the middle. I'm not complaining, though... it was a prime candidate for toasting.|
|Ready for toasting (see the slices in my $10 Walmart appliance??). The only thing that made this bread better? A generous slathering of Nutella. Not for the faint of heart.|
Thus concludes my bread weekend. If I haven't inspired you to either go out and buy a loaf of interestingly-flavoured bread, or to attempt to make your own, then I've failed myself here.
Feeling incredible sympathy for those on gluten-free diets,
P.S.- It's not bread-related, but check out this pic from the décor at The Tallest Poppy: