Friday, 24 April 2009

Snails


I persuaded T1 and T2 that we were going to make snails - this enterprise needed to last a good few hours, since they were off school today. Snail is a great word in Turkish 'salyangoz' (sally-ann-goz)
We made was a batch of brioche which of course needed 1.5 hours to prove, that was after they took 45 minutes to weigh out the flour, mix it together and kneed it - I did help a little. Once proved they then rolled it thin and sprinkled it with cinnamon, sugar, chopped dried apricots, dried cherries, fat blond Izmir sultanas and a big handful of walnuts. We then rolled the covered dough and sliced 1.5 inch pieces and packed them into a deep tray to cook - hence them looking like snails!
No recipe except for the brioche. They proved a second time and I cooked them - they were hugely successful, the scruffy ends of the roll I kneaded together and made a small loaf - easier to slice for baby to eat, though baby is not such a baby now. Maybe I should just start calling her No3?
These will get eaten! they were far more successful than the hot cross buns. Good old dried yeast!

2 comments:

Carol E. said...

Those look delicious!
And I have a question. Are you familiar with a small American pizza shop in Istanbul? My cousin owns it! I don't know the name of the shop. And, I have never met my cousin! But if you know her shop and go there for pizza, tell her hello from a Minnesota cousin! LOL.

loftstudiodesigns said...

They certainly look delicious - much more appetising than banana bread I have just finished icing. Remind me not to do caramel icing again... it is a most unpleasant colour!

Robbie

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