Ingredients for roll mass:
Ingredients for roll's filling:
Ingredients for Vanilla Frosting:
For the Frosting (for enhanced decadence):
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The tiny bit of butter will prevent the pancake from sticking to the pan, and also give it a nice brownish coloration.
Keep the pancakes under a lid to keep warm until eating.
Serve with butter, marmalade, honey, maple syrup and/or chocolate on the side.
Pour the first cup of warm water (baby-milk warm) into a large bowl and then two teaspoons of dry yeast. Stir with a fork until the water is mud murky.
Pour one cup of flour and mix well with the fork until the mass is homogeneous.
Mix the salt with the remaining cup of water and pour it into the bowl.
Add the second cup of flour, mix well until homogeneous.
Repeat with the third cup.
(It is important to add the flour one cup at a time: mixing is easier, takes less time, and the result is more homogeneous.)
Let the mass sit in a warm place for one hour or until it doubles in volume. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel, or a plastic film. If you lack a warm place, switch on the oven for two minutes, open the door, make sure it's not too hot--sense the air--and leave the bowl there.
After mass has grown, prepare two oven trays (pyrex glass works great) and smear butter all over it, walls included.
In a clean surface, pour a few handfuls of flour and spread it with both hands. Make your hands white with flour and grab about half of the mass from the bowl, and drop it onto the floured surface. The mass will be very sticky; the flour in your hands will prevent the mass from sticking to your fingers. Sprinkle the mass with flour so that your hands don't stick to it, and stretch it a bit. Then fold the right third onto the center, and the left third on top of it (see pictures). Sprinkle more flour if too sticky. Push down gently to flatten the mass and stretch it again, and fold again. Repeat the folds 3 or 4 times total. Then place the mass on the buttered container, and store in a warm place for one hour or until it doubles in volume.
Repeat with the remaining mass. You'll get two bread loafs.
Once the folded mass has risen, dump it onto the floured surface and fold again 3 or 4 times. Then put it back onto the buttered container. Let the folded blobs rise for a third hour.
10 minutes before the end of the third hour, switch on the oven at 450 degrees Farenheit.
When the oven is hot, bake the bread for 25 to 30 minutes. Be sure to remove any trays the oven has inside, and to place the grid at about half height. Baking 25 minutes is usually enough; the bread may start smoking, getting a nice dark crust.
Makes two largish loafs:
Put the warm water and salt in a bowl and stir to dissolve the salt.
Add the yeast and stir with a fork until homogeneous.
Then add one cup of white flour and mix well with a fork.
Add the olive oil and stir until homogeneous.
Add the second cup of white flour and stir again until homogeneous.
Add the cup of mixed cereals, mix well, and let it sit in a warm place for at least 1.5 to 2 hours.
Then, mix with a fork and add small increments of white flour (about one or two tablespoons) until the mass stops being wet and detaches itself from the bowl; in the process, when it starts getting dryer, stop mixing with the fork and knead with your hands and fists by folding the mass in two and pushing it flat.
Split the mass in two pieces and make elongated loafs, to be placed on buttered pyrex glass platters. Let it raise for 1 to 2 hours in a warm place.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees farenheit and when ready, cook for 50 minutes. Look at it at the 30 and 40 minute mark--not all ovens are equally strong. The bread is done when it looks golden and crusty, and sounds hollow when banged with your knuckles.
In a large bowl, beat the egg and then add the milk and the salt. Then add the flour and the baking powder and mix well with a fork.
In the microwave, melt 0.5 cups of butter. Then add it to the mass and mix well with the fork.
Choose a glass container and butter its walls so that the cake won't stick. Choose a container so that the mass will fill up about one third.
Put the mass in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
When done, take the cake out of the oven and wait 10 minutes for it to cool down prior to removing it from the container. To take the cake out of the glass container, gently turn it around over a wood, and, if a bit stuck, cut with a knife between the cake and the glass walls.
Let the cake cool down for at least 15 minutes.
when the cake is cool, take a knife with a long wide blade and cut it horizontally. Spread a thick layer of peach marmelade. Close the cake again.
While the cake cools down, break the black chocolate tablets into smallish pieces into a pyrex glass bowl; add the other 0.5 cups of butter (cut it into pieces) into the bowl as well, and melt together in the microwave. Stirr frequently to avoid burning the chocolate or boiling the butter.
With the help of a spoon, paint the whole cake generously with chocholate, with care to cover every side.
Clean the strawberries and put some of them on top. Others, cut in half and put on the sides, sitting on the wood where the cake stands.
Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, with great care becase it may burn easily (it has a lot of sugar). With a fork, draw figures with the while chocolate over the black chocolate cover and the strawberries.
Pour the flour in a bowl and mix in the salt and baking powder. Then add about half of the sugar, the milk and the egg and mix it all with a fork until homogeneous (will take you 3 minutes). Then grate the skin of the lemon directly onto the dough and mix it.
Prepare a pyrex glass container by painting butter with your hand all over it, to prevent the mix from sticking when cooking. The contaienr should only be half full with the mass when poured in. Pour the dough.
Peel the apple and cut it vertically in pieces similar to the individual pieces of an orange. Place the apple pieces on the surface of the mass, arranged carefully, and push them in so that they are fully, or almost, covered with dough.
Sprinkle the remainder of the brown sugar on top of the dough and apple pieces.
Cook in the oven for 45 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit (about half oven power). 30 minutes in take it out and dip a sharp knife at the center and make sure the cake is not cooked already. Not all ovens are the same.
Once cooked, take the cake out of the mold with the help of a blunt knife and, if it got stuck at the bottom because you cooked it too much, help yourself with a fork (taking advantage of its curvature) from the sides to separate the cake from the mold.
I prefer to eat it with cold yogurt on top, or with butter.
The cake can be done as well with cherries (cut them in half and take out the pit), pears, or banana.
Smash the banana with a fork on a plate, and mix all ingredients except the chocolate in a bowl.
Prepare mini-muffin paper cups on 2 trays, and use a spoon and a fork to place some batter in each. Then dip a chocolate chip in each muffin.
Cook for 23 min at 400F (prewarmed).
For the batter
For the filling
For the icing
Mix the batter ingredients and let it rise for 1 hour, in a container covered with film to avoid desiccation (or cover with a lid, if tight enough).
Mix again and let rise 30 min.
Mix again and roll out flat, with some flour on the surface to avoid the mass from getting stuck.
Paint with 2 melted tbsp of butter plus 1 tbsp of brown sugar.
Roll the mass, slice into 2 inch pieces with the help of a large blade knife, place rolls on buttered glass container. Let rise for 20 min, covered in film.
Preheat the oven to 350 F, cook for 20 to 25 min: they are done when they turn a bit brown. Place the rolls on a wooden board and let them dry and cool for about 30 minutes.
Mix 1/2 cup of minced walnuts with 1/4 cup of melted black chocolate and 1 tbsp of butter; melt first the chocolate and butter in e.g. a microwave (about 40 seconds). Spread warm on top of the baked rolls when serving.
For the dough
Mix the flour with the yeast, sugar and salt, and stir. Then add the milk and melted butter, and place in a kitchen robot that can knead the dough (too dry to do by hand effectively with a fork).
Let rise for 1 to 1.5 hours, sealed with film to prevent desiccation.
Smash the dough with your hands and split in two. With each half, make as long a roll as you possibly can (it's very elastic). Then braid the two rolls together. There should be 5-6 steps of the two rolls crossing each other.
Place on a buttered glass container and let rise for about 30 minutes, covered in film to prevent desiccation.
Pre-heat the oven to 220C (430F).
Beat the egg in a bowl, and mix in half a teaspoon of brown sugar (optional). Paint the now enlarged braided dough; will use up about 1/3 of the egg.
Cook at the lower part of the oven for 40 minutes.
Light and fluffy.
Mix all ingredients. Easiest with a kitchen robot arm.
Spread with your fingers some droplets of olive oil on a bowl to prevent the dough from sticking, make a nice round ball with the dough and put it in. Cover with plastic wrap to avoid desiccation.
Let grow for anywhere from 50 minutes to 1.5 hours in a warm place.
Make a ball with the dough, smashing away bubbles. If it sticks to your fingers, add a couple of tablespoons of flour, kneading the dough over it. It has to be dry enough--but not crumbly--so that the bread loaf you are about to make will hold its shape.
Flatten and stretch and fold the dough like for ciabatta bread, 3-4 times.
Place on a buttered glass tray. (Olive oil works too, but it will get stuck a bit--free the loaf later with the help of a fork.)
Make cuts on the surface to allow controlled stretching as it grows on the glass tray for the next 20 to 30 min in a warm place, again sealed with wrap.
Cook for 25-30 min at 450F in a preheated oven. The loaf should sound hollow when hit with the side of a fork.