I was kinda scared to try this, I haven't really tried any "bready" kind of stuff before. I wish I took a picture of my prepared yeast in a bowl. The bowl that I used was almost too small, I thought it was gonna overflow by the time it activated! I shoulda took more pictures too, I wasn't planning on posting this but Jalna talked me into it. I only took the pics to tease Dara during the baking process...
This recipe is fairly easy but it takes a lot of patience. Here's part one...you have to wait 45 minutes for the dough to rise
Here's the fun part. After the dough rises you have to separate your dough into two pieces and then slam it onto your surface ten times to firm it up. Just think of all the people you want to slap in the head, then slam away! After you're done slamming then you cut them up into 12 pieces. You then roll them into a rope about a foot long and then swirl it into the ensemada shape.
Now it's time to wait again. 40 more minutes until you can put them in the oven. But the great thing is is that it only takes about 15 minutes to bake! As you can see, these came out HUGE. But I guess the bakery ones are big too. I think I'll half the size next time so I can share more.
Here's the best part....smother it with softened butter and cover it with sugar....YUMMMM....it was delicious when it first came out of the oven. It was fluffy and warm. But there's a problem. You gotta wait till it totally cools or else your butter is just gonna melt away.
I'm bummed that Jalna decided to play hooky on Monday since we only worked half day. I think she woulda enjoyed it.