These are my biggest experiment and I’d love to know what you think. Bread sauce, reimagined, 3 ways, baby.
I thought about scones and I thought about their non-buttery brother soda bread and I thought fuck it – let’s try something different.
These are funny things .- halfway between a pitta and a cracker. They are best when warm – slice into each little pocket and stuff in any scraps of cheese that have been hanging around. The cheese goes a little melty and against the little cracker pocket it’s perfect.
The cumin seeds are optional; bread sauce is traditionally made by simmering bread and milk with an onion that has been studded with a couple of cloves. Cloves, cumin and hard cheese are a fab combination, so if you feel like getting creative with your leftovers (and maybe avoiding a trip to the shops) try these!
(Bread sauce scraping) Cumin Pockets
Makes around 12, depending on the size of your cutter
around 150 grams leftover bread sauce
225 grams plain white flour + more for rolling out
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
50 grams unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Around 1 tablespoon milk
Rolling pin or wine bottle
Optional: biscuit cutter (I use an egg-poaching ring) or sharp knife
About twnety minutes to assemble and an additional 15-18 minutes to bake
Take the butter out of the fridge to soften
Turn the oven to 180C and line the tray(s) with baking paper
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and cumin seeds together
Rub in the butter
When the butter is rubbed in, stir the bread sauce in
You should have a fairly soft dough
Flour your kitchen surface and roll out the dough until its around 5mm thick
Either cut out circles or us a sharp knife to cut squares/triangles (I usually do this – saves time)
Reshape any off cuts of dough and re-roll/cut
Place the pockets on the lined tray and brush with a little milk
Bake for around 15-18 minutes until golden
Once baked and golden and puffy removed from the oven
Carefully, cut into them and liberally stuff with cheese and allow the cheese to melt; enjoy!
Eat when warm and stuffed for best flavour; reheat as necessary. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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