Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rollin' in the Dough.

I mean bread dough.  Literally.  I read The Gardner's Cottage latest post on how to make an inexpensive and thoughtful hostess gift of homemade artisan bread and was very impressed.  Mostly though, I just wish I lived near an Ikea.

The Gardner's Cottage

Daughter #1 called yesterday and asked if she could come over and help her make The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls With much trepidation I agreed.  Have you seen that recipe?  Do you know how many rolls that recipe makes?

So Daughter shows up around 8pm.  Yes, 8pm to make yeast rolls.  Scores of yeast rolls.

Eight pans worth of yeast rolls.

I think we finished up around 11pm.

Yes, that is pure butter she is slathering around the dough.

 She stood in front of the clock to verify how late is was.

All packed up and ready to go.  I think by the time I got her home and back to my place it was after midnight.  I'm a senior!  I don't stay up this late!

I had to laugh.  There's Janet's elegant healthy bread and here's our heart attack waiting to happen bread.  There's enough butter and sugar in those cinnamon rolls to clog the arteries of ten people I'm sure.

They sure are tasty though.


Anonymous said...

Deb-I've missed you and your humorous! It's the holidays....forget the butter and late hour.....what a treat to spend the evening with your daughter. I should make my boys read this. :)

Happy holidays!!!

the gardener's cottage said...

awww deb. i'd gladly trade a boring bread for a tin of those rolls. yum.

Anonymous said...

Yum, yum, yum.

They are also useful as currency. Two pans paid for computer repair once. Never underestimate the worth of butter and sugar.


That artisan bread looks super-yummy. I love bread.

An Urban Cottage said...

Do you have any tricks that prevent you from turning into a pumpkin?

Do you still have my address to send a tray of those to?

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Yum! Looks SO delicious and sounds like the best kind of evening! Lucky people will be sharing those goodies! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Deb!

Makeminemidcentury said...

Is there an award for Canada's funniest blog? I'm nominating you. You make me laugh.

I've got to say, living within striking range of Ikea sure makes life worth living.

Your rolls look scrumptious. Maybe at 2am tomorrow you could bake Ms gardener's cottage loaf?

Rural Revival said...

Yes, they do look yummy.

Oh my...really no Ikea?

The more I think about it, that's why family down there always hits Ikea when they visit....

Patricia said...

What a fun evening with your daughter, and the results look so YUM! I can't keep up with the late hours of the young'uns these days either... Ikea? I can't stand following that endless yellow path - I'll pass on the budget teatowels :)

Razmataz said...

Nothing like a cinnamon bun with icing and raisins. I cheat and use a ready made pizza dough from Fortinos to make mine.

Anonymous said...

I'm coming to Canada. That's all.

Anna Bartlett said...

It's great to know that even if I turn up at 8pm you'll be up for it! I have read about those rolls, but had never seen humans make them. How much fun is your life!

annie said...

At least you didn't break anything!
They look delicious- probably better than a tim tam. Your daughter looks far too spick and span for somebody who is cooking at midnight. It is positively uncouth to look so perky under such conditions!