In the late 1970's and early 1980s, I lived in Austin. At that time I discovered a little sandwich shop called "Schlotzsky's" that had a wonderful sandwich, I could get two meals out of each one.
There's a Schlotzsky's sandwich shop here in my new home, and on paydays I treat myself to a sandwich as I go through the drive-through of the bank that's nearby.
I have decided to try to duplicate, as closely as I can, their special bread.
Yesterday I made up some yeast dough and made small buns and baked them.
But there's something missing. That Schlotzsky's bread had a unique texture and taste.
I'm going to keep experimenting, while I eat the little rolls I made yesterday. They're great for breakfast, toasted in the toaster with apricot jam and butter.
I also made a four-layer white cake with buttercream icing. I'd show a photo, but we cut into it last night after dinner. Maybe I'll go ahead and show it, you can really see the layers where it was cut.
Yesterday at noon I drove out into the country and met Katie Nelson at her beading class, here in my neighborhood. I got to meet some other nice beading ladies. Katie is very sweet and friendly, I'm very happy we got a chance to visit. The hostess took a photo of us, as I forgot my camera!
If you know the secret of Schlotzsky's buns, with their holes and soft crust texture - point me in the right direction!