Homemade bread. It really is the best. I almost never buy bread at the store anymore, with the exception of hamburger and hot dog rolls, which I’m hoping to get around to trying before too long. A week or so ago, Nancy mentioned this Dan Lepard recipe for buttermilk baps she’d found. I wasn’t familiar with the word “bap” so I looked it up and a bap is really just a small bread roll or bun. Nancy, Margaret and I decided to try the recipe that day. It came together easily and though I stressed over my dough not being smooth after kneading, the rolls came out perfectly! They’re soft with a nice, light crumb. I made mine plain but you could add herbs or spices during the kneading process for extra flavor.
This is the second Dan Lepard recipe I’ve made (the wonderful milk loaf was the first) and they’ve both been hits so it might be time to look into picking up one of his bread baking books. The recipe for the buttermilk baps can be found here.