Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Onion rolls.

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I baked onion rolls tonight. When these photos were taken, they had just been removed from the oven. The recipe is here(linky) if anyone wants to try it, but be advised the measurements are imperial, not metric.

Onion rolls are a staple in NYC, though they usually look slightly different than mine, either like this(linky) or like this(linky). which are technically bialys. Though bagels may be more famous, onion rolls and bialys are just as ubiquitous.

Mine are kind of a cross between a roll and a bialy, and are made half and half with whole wheat and white flour. I appreciate the whole wheat's healthful qualities, but I often dislike the taste of straight whole wheat breads.

I grew up eating onion rolls (and bialys) and would often eat them for breakfast with butter, which is still my favorite way to have them, even though they're tasty with sandwiches and burgers.

I don't make a lot of bread at home, because we can get excellent bread in NYC with very little looking around, but today was rainy and chilly and I realized I had all the ingredients to make onion rolls already in the house.

23rd Aug 2007, 08:35   | tags:,,,,

Steve says:

Mmm now one of those would go down well about now

23rd Aug 2007, 08:45

bronxelf says:

And you could even eat them! I didn't hide any bacon in any of them. :)

23rd Aug 2007, 08:48

Steve says:

Very nice of you!

23rd Aug 2007, 09:05

Dhamaka says:

they look gorgeous
I could really do with one for breakfast now..

23rd Aug 2007, 10:02

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23rd Aug 2007, 10:04

Caine says:

I've been awake for about 10 minutes and all I can think about now are fresh onion rolls. I swear I can smell them...

23rd Aug 2007, 14:49

MaggieD says:

Oh my, fresh onion rolls ..... and they look sooooooo good ..... *reaches for tissues to wipe up the drool* ....

23rd Aug 2007, 19:50