Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bread and tea for breakfast

Some nights I don't sleep well and last night was one of them. I woke early, and decided to not feel desperate about all the sleep I didn't get. Fighting my tiredness I went into the kitchen and decided I could give the rest of my family the cosy feeling of smell of fresh baked bread when they woke.
Favorite Sunday pastries in our family are these ones we call "horn", a traditional name they have got because they are shaped like the horns of a he-goat. They are easy to make and delicios when eaten still warm from the oven. And also perfect for the freezer waiting there for next Sunday morning's breakfast.

Frokost horn/ breakfast pastries.
16dl white flour
2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons sugar
200gr butter
6 dl milk or water
100gr fresh yeast
Melt the butter and mix with the milk/water to a fingerwarm mixture. Add the yeast and whipe till the yeast has melted. Mix it with the flour, salt and sugar. Knead to a smooth dough. Let the dough rest in a temperate place for half an hour.
Cut the dought into four pieces and roll out to a circle like shown in the photo. Cut each circle in 6 and roll/form the pieces to horns. Let the horn pastries rise while you heat the oven to 220Celsius. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
We drink tea for breakfast, coffee is for later in the day. I have a special corner in my kitchen where I keep my tea and coffee supplies. Yesterday the tea collection was extended with some special tea bags from Equador sent me by Risa which hosted an online teaparty some time ago.


see you there! said...

I'm up too early myself but not nearly as ambitious as you are. I can almost smell those warm "horns" from here. Nice tea collection too.


Ardi said...

I'm up early, too, and would like to make these. I tried to find out how many cups in 16dl on the computer, but am unable. Any way you could give the ingredients in cups? I even have two measurers for liquids and solid ingredients, but neither has dl. They are both in ml and grams.

Ardi said...

This is the place for conversions! 16 dl flour = 6.7 cups
6 dl milk = 2.5 cups

I've bookmarked the spot and look forward to making more of your recipes. Thanks, Ardi

My Marrakech said...

You are such a cook. These look mouth watering. I can just taste them with strawberry preserves...(Now how do you expect me to lose that necessary five pounds at this rate?)

Sheila said...

Oh, how lovely to wake to the smell of fresh bread. What a good wife and mother...and baker you are..!

Star said...

Oh, the smell of fresh bread! What a wonderful thing to wake up to; your family is so lucky. These look fairly simple. Thanks to Ardi's conversion link maybe I'll give them a try.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

I love how you turned the lack of sleep into a healing thing with your bread : ) I am bit by bit reorganizing my links, and I've added this second blog there now too, under "Soup for the Soul"... that's how lovely I think it is!

Blessed Week : ) Wendy

trudefaith said...

after reading your recipe and seeing the picture of your results on your site, i felt I had to try to make these rolls. I must say that they turned out wonderful! My family loved them. I will be making more in the near future.
Thank you


Sara said...

It took some searching, but I found the recipe! These really look so good I can hardly stand it...I'm going to try them out soon.