Sunday, May 15, 2011

What do you do on Sunday?

Going to Mass is a given but then after that....what? For this family it comes down to the pursuit of leisure activities and keeping company with those we love. This rainy Sunday found me home alone so after Mass I fought the urge to steam clean the tile (day of rest and all) and decided to bake. As a bonus, Erika and Simon showed up at just the right time to help me critique my new recipe...a Nutella Ring, made with the Artisan bread recipe I've posted about in the past. So here we go...a pictorial recreation of my delicious project for this day:

Lightly dust top of a 1 1b. ball of your Artisan bread dough with flour (see past blog entry for recipe). Stretch sides and pull under to form a ball. Place on a flour dusted sheet of parchment paper and roll into a 9'' x 14'' rectangle.

Add 1/2 cup of Nutella hazelnut spread to the dough and spread within 1/2'' of the edges. If the Nutella seems too stiff, heat it for a few seconds in the microwave to thin its consistency.

Carefully roll up the filled dough, starting at the long end and then pinch the edges together. Stretch the roll to about 18'' in length and then bring around into a circle, again pinching the edges together.

Lightly cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.

Whisk one egg and lightly brush onto the dough. Sprinkle liberally with coarse sugar. Snip 1/4'' deep every 2'' with kitchen scissors. Place in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or  until golden brown.

Remove your Nutella Ring from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let set for 30 minutes and serve warm or let cool completely. Slice and serve...yum!

Now on to other about photography in the rain?