I, despite having a degree in law, studied science in high school, so scientific experiments are not a secret to me. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating, but I really like to experiment, especially in the kitchen.
Normally I only write about my successful “experiments” and left to others forgotten in the dark.
My intention this year is to write about these recipes or dishes that have been a taboo for me for quite some time now, either because I’m unable to achieve its perfect state or just because I’ve been too afraid to even try…
My first experiment of the year was a Roscón de Reyes, a very Spanish tradition to celebrate the visit of the Three Wise Men.
I chose the recipe from a Spanish blog called Javirecetas because normally his recipes are very well explained and taste good.
Here’s a collage with the main steps and the final result.
The verdict: Unfortunately, something went wrong at some point, because although the flavor was good, my dough didn’t rise as much as it should and the outer texture was a little rough.
My theories: The milk wasn’t hot enough and the yeast didn’t activate properly. Lack of kneading.
But it’s okay, because I have decided (too) that these experiments can only end in success. So tomorrow I’ll get back to work, this time following the recipe of Iñaki Oyarbide or Angelita Alfaro …I’ll see.
Defeat is not an option! Wish me luck!
PS.: Once I succeed with the recipe I’ll translate it (if necessary) and post it