It takes an out of focus idea right in front of you to catalyze creativity. We had just finished working on microwave hollandaise sauce and set it to the edge of the counter out of our way as it was the process we were concerned with not the actual hollandaise sauce. Of course who ever wants to waste hollandaise sauce? So we pulled our focus back to the measuring cup and were thinking of applications from ice cream to bread... and voila. Hollandaise, challah, it seemed only natural to use a sauce rich in fat and eggs to be the base for a bread rich in fat and eggs. So we set about modifying our no-knead challah recipe and within some time (no-knead and all) we had a beautiful lemon scented egg and butter enriched bread. Good things should never go to waste, it's just a matter of connecting a few dots.
March 28, 2009