(#30 in the limited series: cooking/baking in the time of the coronavirus quarantine)
It’s all over the internet – people are gung-ho about baking, specifically bread… so much so that in certain places, yeast and flour have sold out. In my case, I have plenty of yeast (since I bought2 packs early this year) but I was running out of flour! My usual sources of flour were closed due to the quarantine and I was down to my last kilo of bread flour and all purpose flour. Hubby managed to find me 3 kilos of cake flour but I did not think it would work for bread!
Anyway I did find someone on an online shopping site who sold flour and order some, never mind the price was slightly higher and the delivery fee more expensive than the item itself! But. But. The product never arrived. Good thing I did not opt for prepayment and instead insisted on COD.
Just my luck when hubby told me that he found an online baking supply store that recently opened online even if their physical store was closed… I quickly made an order! I had to be a little patient since there were little snags but all is well that ends well… I got a supply of flour – and it was enough (hopefully) to tide me over until quarantine ends (hopefully not extended any longer).
And then… wouldn’t you believe it, my mom calls and complains that there was no bread to be bought in their district! Long story short… I made bread… bread… bread…
I sent over – a sandwich loaf, corned beef buns, spicy tuna buns, plain rolls, and raisin bread.
But I did not bake them YET. i kneaded the dough, let it rise, and then formed them and placed them in disposable aluminum pans (with covers) and froze them. So all my brother had to do was defrost them and let them rise (for the 2nd rise) then bake them!
The ones pictured here were the “leftovers”…