A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
The eighth Bread Baker's Apprentice challenge (from the book by the same name authored by Peter Reinhart) was Cinnamon Buns, and is found on pages 143-146.
These are Cinnamon Buns, not really the Cinnamon Rolls as I grew up knowing them from my Granny Franny's kitchen in Keota, my most favorite of all Cinnamon Rolls ever ever ever.
That said, these Cinnamon Buns were very nicely flavored, having more of a bread texture, less of a sweet bread texture than what I would call a Cinnamon Roll, which seems more bread-cake-like to me. The recipe was easy, the dough was a joy to work with, the whole process didn't take all that long, most of the time involved is letting the dough rise at various times.
Definitely delicious, definitely a repeat, definitely a hit with the guys around here who know a thing or two about Cinnamon Rolls/Buns.
Nancy, Cathy, Audrey, Jessica, Melissa, Sarah, Di, Leslie, Margaret and I are baking and posting every other week to better fit into our schedules. If you would like to see their Cinnamon Buns (or Sticky Buns), click on their names and visit their sites in the next few days, or you can visit the main group and marvel how they are so far ahead of us. We'll get there...Slow and Steady.
Our next challenge: Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread, found on pages 147-149. It will be posted here in two weeks.