Well, tonight I made another attempt at yeast bread! I haven’t baked with yeast in over a year. Not because it was a bad experience but because it kind of a lot of work and I’m always so nervous that I’m going to kill the yeast! However, I really wanted to make cinnamon rolls so I took the plunge.
Sorry for the not so great picture, but I had to take it before they all disappeared. At first I thought that I had failed…my dough didn’t really rise. It was supposed to rise to twice it’s size. I called my mom, quite the expert baker, she said to not lose heart that I should continue making them and sometimes they continue to rise in the oven. I’m so glad i called her and didn’t just give up. I got this recipe from my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cook book and used the variation that included the caramel and pecans on top – yum!
As of tonight, Jeremy and I have already eaten 4 of them! So we are definitely taking the last 20 to work tomorrow. Apparently this is not something that I will be making on a regular basis – or we will probably both go into a sugar coma!
And there is my wonderful husband who insisted on cleaning up my baking mess!