Give your baked creation a name and tell us about your flavors. Also, what are you most proud of?
I’m calling these BOF Knots, mostly because I’m tired of typing Brandy Old Fashioned. Doh! These smelled great in the oven. I’m most proud that I shared these with a neighbor/friend instead of keeping these all to myself.
The key to this week’s challenge is your creative presentation. Describe your display.
These knots didn’t last long enough to be creatively arranged.
It’s Wisconsin Week, so you need to showcase a super Wisconsin twist to your recipe and/or arrangement. Tell us about it.
While Door County cherries simmered in brandy, bitters and fresh orange juice, I massaged butter into the flour until it resembled breadcrumbs, added the zest of one orange, and prepped 3 eggs. The dough was sticky at first (cherries added some moisture, no doubt), but did come together with a little coaxing and additional flour. After chilling for an hour, I rolled out 75 grams of the dough into 10 inch lengths and tied the knots. I brushed with egg and sprinkled with sugar. These took quite a bit longer to bake than expected at 350, but that’s ok … they smelled so good! Will make these again for sure.
How did you do?
It’s perfect – and I’m not sharing!