Anywho, we delved farther into the realm of basic yeast breads today, making olive rolls and butter braids.
Now, olive bread is one of my favorites so I was looking forward to this one. My mom and I used to get an olive loaf from a shop in Blacksburg and eat the entire thing while we were doing errands....mmmm.
These are kinda fun to roll. You're looking for a smooth top (or as smooth as they'll get with all the olive bits) and a little pucker on the bottom.
Well, I did a "bad" thing and egg-washed these. They were supposed to just get sprayed with water before baking but some signals got crossed (oops) and I egg-washed them...then sprayed them with water. It gave them a nice shiny crust and made it a bit flaky...oh well...very tasty!
I got my butter braids ready to go but didn't have time to bake them. We'll do that tomorrow. Into the fridge they go to retard!
I did get my scones to work FINALLY! They were awesome once I got them right. YAY! Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond....mmmm.
And Adam's Awesome Socks make a comeback for the day....