Welcome to the July PinterTest (yes I'm a bit late), where I take Pinterest images, and try to recreate them to see if they're as easy as they look, or are completely hopeless projects.
There are few things better than the wonderful scent of bread fresh out of the oven, and I'm always on the lookout for great, new bread ideas. That's why when I saw the "bread cones" on Pinterest, I just knew I had to try it out.
The forms are made by reusing paper and thin cardboard lying around the home to roll a cone shape (as seen below). The paper is then wrapped in aluminum foil, which keeps the harmful ink from getting into your bread, prevents the paper from burning, and keeps the bread from sticking, providing you grease the foil well before use. You can see the full instructions on Wonderful DIY.
I used a straightforward dough recipe with a low yeast content so it doesn't get absolutely huge in the oven. The finished product tasted really wonderful. like a great bread with lots of crust. I chose, as you can see, to top my bread with an egg wash and sesame seeds.
For filling in the fluffy, crispy cones, I made a chicken salad flavoured with onion, celery, apple and touch of curry and cayenne pepper. Some fresh lettuce and crispy bacon (of course!), and we had ourselves a tasty little sandwich.
While the bread cones are whimsical, adorable, and totally delicious, the only criticism I have for them is that they aren't exactly what I would call practical. I made fairly large cone molds, but there just wasn't much room inside for filling, and the very bottom of the cone is a lump of solid bread. So if you like your sandwich with a large bread to filling ratio, this is definitely up your alley. We just put a generous spoonful of filling, some extra salad, and a bit of bacon on the side, too, because, well....bacon!
I think these are absolutely fantastic to mix up the sandwich game and makes for fun presentation. They would also be a great project for the kids!
If I were to make them again, though, I'd try to make the cone a bit wider, especially at the bottom so a bit more filling can fit inside.
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Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!