Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Bakery


I grew up with Saturday mornings being one of baked goods. Muffins, pancakes, waffles, and cinnamon rolls. True at this young age it was either from a canister or a box that these things were made, but it was still a treat.
Now after being out of the house for three years, I still like making a special breakfast some Saturday mornings, especially now that I have a boyfriend. And it still keeps in theme from when I was younger.
When I read this month's Daring Bakers recipe, I jumped up and down and giggled. Cinnamon Rolls. One of the recipes, I've been dying to try. My mouth was zipped, when my friends and boyfriend asked what is was.

Cinnamon rolls not only have special meaning with my younger self, but also, with my trips to Crested Butte. We first started going when I was 6 or 7, and before hikes, fishing, and rafting, we often visited The Bakery. And it had the hugest and best cinnamon rolls. They were almost as big as my head. I could finish them then, I'm not so sure that I could now.
So when I started baking that morning, I was hoping to make them as good as I had then. I started with the dough. Actually running to the store for yeast, while the shortening and sugar was creaming. I made 2 batches, the first batch was not as sticky as the second.
It didn't really rise during the 2 hour rest period. I began to worry, but went with it. Rolled out the dough, spread cinnamon sugar with raisins and walnuts, before wrapping tightly up. I then did one patch sticky buns and one batch regularn rolls. The rolls when into my pyrex lasagna pan into the refridgerator as I worked on the sticky buns.
I went back and forth from the fridge. Then the next thing I now I hear shattering, I look into the fridge and what do I see?
I see my lasagna pan shattered on the bottom shelf of the fridge. Glass everywhere, and I'm cussing. Two recipes in a row where things aren'tin my favor. I move the rolls to anor pan making sure there is no glass in them, then clean up the fridge. Of course, I cut myself.
Thankfully, nothing else breaks. In the morning the rolls rise in the oven beforre baking. My friends come over complaining about the time. Its only 8:00 am, but that's college students for you. It stops the moments there tongues taste the rolls.
I think this may come a monthly tradition. Cheers ladies!

27 comments:

Maryann said...

An adventure with a happy ending. They look very good :)

breadchick said...

Great job on this month's challenge and great story about your childhood!

Laura said...

It's hard to emerge from a DB challenge without some war wounds, but you buns look stickily delicious so I hope they were worth it!

Ivonne said...

Nicely done, Jerry! Here's to lots of Saturday mornings with freshly baked goods!

slush said...

Mmm, they look delicious! Fantastic job!

Brilynn said...

This would definitely be a good monthly tradition!

Belinda said...

Oh, no! Bless your heart...what a mess a shattering glass dish had to be! Good for you for courageously forging onward, and ending up with beautiful results after your perserverance. You did a fantastic job with these buns...they look great! :-)

Peabody said...

I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love cinnamon rolls...I jumped up and down too.
Good looking buns.

Annemarie said...

Well, at least they were tasty! Baking disasters are always worse when you can't recover your hard-won efforts.

Anh said...

Isn't it nice that this month challenge brought back so many sweet memories for you? That makes these buns even more special.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

did your pyrex pan basically self-destruct? i had that happen to me a few weeks ago...i opened the drawer i store it in and it was in a million pieces! i'm glad you were able to rescue your buns and that they came out great!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

OMG . . . awesome recovery there Jerry! Equally awesome buns. I'm thinking it's about time to make some more of these buns.
Your buns are really lovelies! So glad they were enjoyed by such early risers!

C(h)ristine said...

OMG--delicious! But WHERE pray tell, is the recipe?! ;)

Anne said...

the buns turned out really lovely. great job!

Dolores said...

All's well that ends well. I'm curious what happened to your lasagna pan though... pyrex is generally pretty indestructible?!?

veron said...

Glad the cinnamon buns turns out fantastic despite the glass shattering mishap! Yes cinnamon/sticky buns do remind me of childhood.

marias23 said...

Beautiful bunz, hun!

Haha, sorry. Just couldn't resist ;)

Marce said...

I´m glad it all turned out well in the end! I´m guessing the glass pan broke because it was quite warm when you put it in the fridge, so the temperature difference made it crack (I wish I knew more about physics, but that would be the gist of it, do google it so you don´t have it happen again).
Anyways, I loved how many memories the recipe uncovered, it´s amazing how food and smells can do that for us :)

Baking Soda said...

I think Marce is right, temperature might have something to do with it, nevertheless, it's messy, it's pain and yes you are allowed to cuss!
Great recovery, equally lovely buns!

Deborah said...

I went to Crested Butte once when I was younger, but never went to The Bakery. I'll have to remember that if I am ever back!! Your buns look wonderful! I'm glad they survived the drama!

Tartelette said...

GReat read Jerry! Your buns look lip smacking good!

Lis said...

Holy cow! What made it shatter? And I'm sorry you cut yourself. :(

But I have to say.. for going through all of that, your final rolls turned out beautifully!

Way to go, sweetie!

xoxo

Aoife said...

Oh my god! How did your pan shatter? Was it just the force of the rising dough? At least you got some lovely cinnamon rolls out of it.

Julie said...

Battle scars just make it all the sweeter! I'm glad they turned out in the end!

Andrew said...

I'm really sorry I missed it.

Andrea said...

Oh, I would have cussed, too! In spite of the broken pan, your buns turned out very nicely!

joey said...

The rolls look really yummy! Good job triumphing over broken-pyrex!