Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cinnamon buns; inside and out 1

Prezzzzzure!
Still have till 12 tonight to finish this post. I bet you know by now that our Daring Baker's Challenge this month had something to do with cinnamon buns. Had your fill of cinnamon buns? Want to try something different? For the recipe of these Dutch babies and instruction pics please check back tomorrow! After all these pictures of gorgeous cinnamon, dripping sticky's, screenlickingly good buns... What's a girl gottado? Besides being fashionably late? Why....Bake Cinnamon buns of course, brought to us by the lovely Marce (host of the equally lovely Pip In The City) who will provide you with the recipe by Uncle Peter Reinhart.

Wasn't late baking cinnamon buns, in fact I baked three batches (and counting..) One batch following Da Rulezzz, one contra-batch following a King Arthur recipe and one batch together with my Baking Bunnies; Tanna who got up at an unseemingly early 4 am to bake together with Ilva and me in Europe, so sweet! Again: thank you so much for the fun! (Ever tried a sightseeing house tour by webcam? I think all Ilva saw was an orange blur)
Let's talk shop:
Behind curtain no. 1 the originals: very slack dough, definitely sticky not anywhere near tacky, clay-like Play-doh dough. Begged it to rise, wouldn't budge. Difficult to roll, even more difficult to slice.....but .... mighty fine buns! A tad dry, though the lemon in the dough is great.



Behind curtain no. 2 the trusted outsider: the one recipe that yields dough I love to work with; a soft pliable pillow of dough, rises like it should, rolls and slices like it should. In short: dry uninspired buns (what? how's that possible?).



Behind curtain no. 3 again the original, modified. The added flour created a manageable dough which did rise (took 3 hours but there was movement girls and boys).

I allowed for some modifications: added cubed peach and apple in the dough, Dutch cookie-spices and extra cinnamon mixed in with the sugar. Subbed the lemon this time for orange zest and extract. Prior to sprinkling the sugar mixture I smeared the dough with caramel....licious!! I think last was best, especially fresh from the oven...but in all batches made I missed something, though very tasty and beautiful they all lacked some moistness.
However much I love you all and I know all of you love me *cough*, but seriously, is anyone going to read this after having a fill of eh.. 90 cinnamon logs?

Thanks Marce for giving us the opportunity to work with dough again and don't forget to check out the Daring Bakers on the roll and please, come back tomorrow for the recipe of these Dutch version of inside out cinnamon buns: Zeeuwse bolussen!

41 comments:

  1. Love the crumb on your "door number 1" roll!

    And, yes, people will read this, even if they don't post a comment (and some, goaded into doing more than lurking, may actually let you know that they read you regularly & appreciate your blog quite a bit). :)

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  2. I agree, people will indeed read. Love the post, and love the buns. Gorgeous!

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  3. I read every single one of them I took me 2 days last time and will probably take 3 this time around. I think it is important that if you are a memeber that you go and see what everyone else did and comment about it.
    You did a great job on your buns.

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  4. Gosh I'm late here.
    Of course people will read! And you know I'll be back!
    So it's a no go with KA?
    Loved the lemon also!
    I can always get up early for you my friend! No probzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  5. I checked out all the DB blogs, too. It's so fun to see how we take the world through baking!

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  6. David you are so sweet! I was late posting, couldn't get inspired to write and saw all these blogs popping up with gorgeous pics, so got a little disheartened. You picked me up again (bacardi coke might have helped a little too.

    Thanks Slush

    Peabody, appreciate that so much! I try and do that as well every month, wonder how long it'll take me this time, might need a schedule..

    No Tanna, you're not late, I am!

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  7. Still the 30th here, so you aren't late!
    If you found the cinnamon buns dry, maybe you should try the sticky buns!

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  8. You tried it more than once? Where do you people get the energy! :-)

    Gotta love buns

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  9. Oh so yummy...
    And thanks for being so welcoming to a newbie.
    All these picture are making me want to go start another batch!

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  10. I wouldn't have missed your buns for the world! I loved the lemon too.

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  11. Wow - 3 times!! Dedication!

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  12. If you bring your gorgeous buns, you can arrive at whatever time you like!!!

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  13. I have to agree with peabody...I read every single DB entry. I think it's just part of being in the group to visit all the blogs.

    I'm impressed that you made three goes at the buns! Your photos are lovely.

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  14. I like the sounds of adding peaches and apple!

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  15. Quellia, I'm afraid I have to try the sticky ones soon!

    Nazca and Deborah... just for the pics, you believe me right?

    Hi Gabi, welcome to the DB!

    Laura, combination of cinnamon and lemon really did something.

    Open the door Ivonne, I'm packing buns/bags!

    Andrea, I do agree!
    Brilynn, kids love them plain as possible but these went down well.

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  16. Lovely looking buns. With all these cinnamon buns I have been seeing since yesterday I am craving more already!

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  17. Ho ho, I'm looking forward to baking the next challenge with you two!

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  18. Great looking buns! :) Looking forward to your Dutch version!

    I'm having a great time seeing what everyone came up with :)

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  19. It must have been so much fun co-baking with Tanna & Ilva! And your Dutch cookie spice has just made me think if I could use Estonian gingerbread spice for making cinnamon rolls this Christmas..

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  20. 3 batches--yikes! they all look yummy!

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  21. Leuke posting, Karen, en mooie broodjes. Laat ik nou net een posting hebben voorbereid met een recept voor Zeeuwse bolussen voor World Bread Day! 'k Ga gauw iets anders verzinnen :-D

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  22. cubed peaches!! yum!!

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  23. okay, I was pretty sure I commented on this earlier...but let me say it again anyway - Gorgeous buns! And I think it's cool that you have some baking bunnies to do it with :D.

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  24. The little knots are so lovely and I love how you, Ilva and Tanna all bake together. What great fun!!

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  25. Love it that you made them 'with' Ilva and Tanna. Will be back to check your Dutch recipe as I'm going to be making cinnamon buns forever now.

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  26. Dutch version is up!

    To all: thank you, and yes, to bake together, no matter where you are (or how early you have to get up... is so much fun!)

    Pille: I wonder if your gingerbread spice is something similar to our cookie-spices, we should do a swap!

    Gea: gewoon doen joh! Maakt toch niet uit?

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  27. It´s a good thing you let us know you had just posted because I´m on G right now lol
    Great job on the 3 variations, and I second Jenny on suggesting you try the sticky buns... much more butter, therefore, much more moisture, yum!
    And I´m glad someone as experienced in breadbaking as you find it fun as well.

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  28. hehehe...who would get tired of cinnamon blogs. I just drooled over some and they are making me hungry.

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  29. It frightens me that with every post I read, I add more "must tries" to my cinnamon bun arsenal. Thanks to you I must try the King Arthur version. I'm going to be baking buns from now through Easter... and there are going to be shortages of bread flour around the bay area!

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  30. haha you're silly...we all read your blog and all love your buns!! such lovely buns!

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  31. Isn't technology great that you can bake with friends around the globe? Better to post late than never right? Lovely Buns and why worry about whether people will read ?? With buns as great as yours, you will surely draw a crowd!! :)
    I like you inside out buns - look so delectable!

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  32. I'm intrigued by your modifications -- peach and apple in the dough? How did you keep them from popping out and leaking juice everywhere?

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  33. sueCooksWild2/10/07 10:11 PM

    Karen,
    Oh, what I would give to eat my way through ALL of your cinnamon rolls! They all looked soooo good! And what fun baking with Ilva and Tanna again in real time! Brings back memories of the bagel bash!

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  34. I think you did a great job with your buns!

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  35. Ooh cubed peaches and apple sound tasty!

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  36. I am making the rounds one more time, I knew I had missed yours...especially since Tanna nd Ilva were talking it up!
    We made them 4 times already, we like it that much!!
    You are on to something with "the Daring Bakers on the roll"!!

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  37. I love your photos! I like when old ideas are tied into new knots. =)

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  38. hahaha you make me giggle! Wow THREE times! Holy comoly - you were on a mission, eh? =) I love the idea of the apples & peaches and CARAMEL! *swoon*

    I can't wait to scroll up to read the Swedish rolls because I am DYING over the photos.. MUST HAVE SOME!

    xoxo

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  39. Yep, I did read it and love that you gave three 'variations', but especially liked the last with the caramel. Didn't get to make these, so don't know about the moistness, but they look yummy!

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  40. Nice buns Baking Soda!

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