Friday, June 1, 2012

Sour Cream Sandwich Bread

Wow am I exhausted! Another course down, 23 more soldiers behind me. As usual, feeling sad but fulfilled. In another news, I'm celebrating my 25th birthday and I must say it's been an amazing year, so I hope the one ahead is just as good. It's been a while since I posted and even longer since I posted a bread recipe, so I'm happy to be making up for lost time. A couple of weekends back, I found myself with some extra sour cream hanging around my fridge and so I did a quick search for a sour cream bread. Apparently Dan Lepard's Sour Cream Sandwich Bread is pretty popular so I decided to give it a try. What's unique about this bread is its kneading technique. You knead the dough for about ten seconds and then give it a rest for about ten minutes. This is repeated about three times. It's amazing the transformation the dough undergoes with so little kneading . The dough turned out beautifully satiny and smooth and was a pleasure to work with. How did it turn out? Well, the sour cream did give it a noticeable tang, sort of like having bread smeared with cream cheese but inside the bread already. I didn't have a chance to toast it, but I hear it makes wonderful toast. After seeing some controversy about posting his original recipes, I decided to just link the recipe to Dan Lepard's site. Do give it a try, though.