Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pan de Sal Chronicles: Wood in Action



This post is a continuation of my pan de sal adventures. I should have labelled them My Pan de Sal Chronicles knowing fully from the first post that there'll be more to come. Surely enough this is the 5th instalment in my quest to make the perfect pan de sal.

I think there is no better way to show ones sincerest appreciation of a gift than actually using it. So, for the first time last night I've put to good use my new dough cutter. It was fantastic! Not only did I use it in making my favourite breakfast bread (my kids' name for pan de sal) and its variations it proved to be quite handy as well in making ensaymada (Yes, I was up till the wee hours of the morning baking for this week's baons). I suppose, it's a very good all-around dough cutter. Thanks Tatay Rudy once again!

I'm not going to bore you with more narrative. So instead what I've got here are a series of photographs showing the wood in action!




To make sure my cutter is never lonely I've introduced it to my good 'ol friend the rolling pin... their similarities are quite uncanny, don't you think?




This is actually an ensaymada dough. I’ve used the cutter to divide it into pieces before rolling.




First ever cut of my pan de sal dough. The dough is divided into three strips.




The strips are then cut into pan de sal sized pieces

Ready for baking!

6 comments:

Tangled Noodle said...

Great! I have a better idea of the size of the cutter and how it's used. Now I want one! I'll have to show this to my father-in-law so that he can try to make something similar. 8-) What a lucky household you have to get such wonderful baked goodies!

Joelen said...

Ooh - I have yet to tackle pandesal.... hopefully soon and you can be sure I'll be using this post as a guide!

The Beancounter said...

Hello there Tangled Noodle!

I think yu can buy dough cutters (mainly stainless steel) from any good shop but nothing beats hand made...

The Beancounter said...

Hello there Joelen! Do not hesitate to contact me if you want more tips as you begin to explore the wonderful world of pan de sal making! ;)

Selba said...

Your pan de sal looks good! :)

The Beancounter said...

Thanks Selba! I owe a lot to Tatay Rudy...

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