Bread Story - the USA version.
In Malaysia, there is a hip, trendy, and rather upscale bakery chain store known as the 'Bread Story'. I love that store; the aroma of the bread is so remarkable that everytime I passed by the store, I would be welcomed warmly by the incredibly nice smell of bread. However, I could rarely afford one of those cate for myself. When a piece of bread equals the price of a bowl of noodle, I'm sorry, I'll definitely go for the latter.
But hey, you don't have to rely on the store. You can always make it yourself.
That was what we did yesterday.
Well, it was an event organized by a friend. We called it 'bread-making' party. Haha. It was basically a cooking class for a bunch of friends. But what was so neat about it was that right after the hardworking session, we all got to eat the bread we made, together.
It was fun. I finally learned how to knead a dough properly, and the troubleshooting techniques if the dough does not rise properly.
We made a variety of buns. Polo bun, sardine bun, kaya bun, cocktail bun, Chinese sausage bun, chicken meatfloss bun, cheesesticks, and garlic bread. We also made a variety of shapes ... from bun to braids, from rectangular to envelope-like (minus the stamp), and from Swiss roll style to open-faced ...
That was way more fun than cooking ... =)