Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cinny buns....

So, ....I just tried baking my own bread a few weeks ago and have made several batches. The first few loaves didn't last long! But... now...I am over having to eat 4 or 5 slices a day. Well, almost over it.... .... some days it is more difficult than others. But, at least now I do put one loaf in the freezer right away.... and do try to show a little restraint. It ain't easy ya know! Home made bread!!

Anyway, so then I decided to make it worse for myself...and try cinnamon buns next. Why do all the recipes have to make so many? You have to be absolutely ruthless and freeze half the minute they are cool...or give them away to somebody; quick! However,... I do have to say that my first batch looked better than they tasted. I thought they seemed a bit on the dry side even while mixing the dough...but.... baked and iced them anyway...and by the way they disappeared? ...well, they were still okay... not great, but okay. I won't bother posting the actual recipe I used.... yet.... I want to test it again..or try one of the others that I have since downloaded. The ratio of liquid to dry ingredients is a bit different on the one I used... even though it was from my Kitchen Aid mixer book...as was the great bread recipe I used...... but who knows?.....
There could be a misprint...I may have added a bit much flour right off the bat...(we are at elevation here; close to 3500 ft)...and sometimes it changes things...so I will test it a few more times.... then post the recipe that works the best and tastes great.

I wanted to show you what they looked like even if they weren't perfect... because they sure did look great.










This is what I was eating while waiting for the dough to "proof".... read what Wik has to say if you are interested.. {{ Proofing is the general term for allowing a bread to rise while at room temperature after it has been shaped }}.. but there is more... lots of info if you click on proof above.










A quick, simple and nutritious "brekky" ...(on home made bread too! lol)
Smear a tiny bit of butter in a bowl... pour in some egg whites (( I use Simply Egg Whites from Naturegg, because I am trying to cut down cholesterol)) ... then just nuke the bowl for 2 mins. uncovered, while making toast...turn out onto toast and sprinkle with pepper... pretty tasty and very quick. Becel on my toast, cuz I am really trying with the cholesterol part... ..but a teeensy bit of butter in the bowl for a little bit more flavour. The only butter in my day..... well, unless I eat a cinnamon bun.... but I sure don't eat those every day!










The house smelled amazing and they looked wonderful...... !!

3 comments:

Abbie said...

Good Morning Vee!
Oh, wouldn't I give anything to stop by your place for breakfast.. or lunch.. or dinner.. or for an afternoon snack!
Those look dee-lish! So does the bread from an earlier post! Lovely!! Yumm.. I might just have to go and make some.. nothing's quite like homemade bread!

Thank you for entering the giveaway! Luck O' the Irish to you!
xoxo~
Abbie

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

I think you're being hard on yourself! They look GREAT & I can smell them here!! YUM!!

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOOH those cinni buns look sooo good, I'm up early this morning...want to share.lol. Laure