What have I been up to in between blog entries? It's not very interesting, but I can show you pictures of what I've been doing between what I've been doing - you know the multi of my multitasking. Could be the cold, but I've been baking, cooking and sewing constantly.
I baked cookies at a friend's house last week and in reading through cookbooks, trying to be inspired about cookies, I kept coming back to cinnamon roll recipes. I wanted to bake something with yeast. 2 oz or 8 packages of yeast. First I made a sponge:
While the sponge rose, I put massive amounts of flour and sugar together with yolks and butter:
Lots of mixing and kneading later, I produced this ball of dough:
I watched it rise twice, rolled out the dough using my super duper rolling pin and slathered on butter, cinnamon and sugar:
I rolled it tightly and cut it into rolls. Yay, I was almost finished:
Just for fun, I watched the rolls rise AGAIN:
It took a while, but after several minutes the most amazing smell started to emanate from my home:
Finished and iced buns:
Here is the sad postscript... neither the kids nor I really liked them. I did engender much good will from pals at work and from Mr. Green Eyes. I'm looking for a really good cinnamon roll recipe so I can try again!
The six egg whites made wonderful chocolate chip meringue cookies that were gobbled up and loved by all.