Friday was hot! Saturday, even hotter! 108 in the shade kind of hot! I had a rare Friday night off and was in the mood to bake. It started with a batch of Scotchies and it turned into Ice Cream Sandwiches. In the midst of it, I made Sourdough Baguette . . . I can’t help it . . . sorry . . .
The beginning . . . Butter and sugar . . . heaven
Scoop out the dough, using a large stainless scoop (about 3 T.) See how loved my baking stone is?Mmmmm . . . but we are not done yet!Now it is time to make Ice Cream Sandwiches!!! I use the base of the Ice Cream Sandwich Maker to trim the cookies perfectly. A very messy job, with horribly, delicious scraps . . . Now to build the sandwiches! Start with one cookie, try not to eat any of the ones on the rack. THey are perfectly counted out! Smooth 2 scoops of your favorite ice cream on top of the cookie- Notice my fancy technique of using the back of the Ice Cream Dipper. No extra tools!Pat cookie #2 on top of the ice cream! We are almost there!Put the Maker on the plunger thingy and push down. You have a professional looking Ice Cream Sandwich! Some people would pay $4 for this decadent treat! $4.50 if I rolled the sides in sprinkles!If you are not going to eat immediately, take a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze your treats solid. Once solid, I put them in a freezer bag and they are ready for whenever I need a sweet treat!
And this is the science project that was going on in my kitchen at the same time. My experiment of a Sourdough Baguette made with whole wheat flour. It was warm enough for the dough to rise fast and well.This weird stuff is my live sourdough starter. It lives in a mason jar in my fridge. So weird and so awesome! I have had it for about a yeaAfter the first rise, I shaped the dough into 2 loaves on my baguette pan. They rose again and the off to the oven! We were not able to wait for it to cool off . . . I had soft butter too!