The Avid Baker's Challenge for this month were the Overnight Cinnamon Buns. This was a very special one for me because I teamed up with an ABC blogging buddy from the USA! Hanâa of Hanâas Kitchen came to visit her mom in the Netherlands and we arranged for a
play bake date!
We had so many wild ideas that when Hanâa told me her plans of lunch/dinner/shopping I joked we would have to be fed through a tube while baking!
We managed to bake the cinnamon rolls (without the overnight rise in this case) but I don’t think it really mattered because they came out wonderfully fluffy and soft. I’ve tried quite a few recipes but this one is definitely a keeper. I like the slack dough (glad we held back on adding too much flour, I think we kept it at a 2 tbs minimum). Another thing is that I’ve learned over time not to judge these babies by their color because when they look done they are in effect overdone and almost always the beautiful color on top is a forebode of a dry crumb. Not these though, no these were nice and tender.
For pictures of our baking session I’ll have to refer you to Hanâas because my camera was in my bag…. all day long… I knew it was there and still forgot to use it. Dang! See how beautiful and fierce this dough is?
We also baked Dan’s Garlic bread just to feed Hanâa’s yeastie beastie fear of slack doughs. An interesting experience because I had a chance to use another kind of flour this time and see how the dough turned out. That post has to wait for another time.
Hanâa made us a lovely chicken soup for lunch and she promised me the no-recipe recipe! I think I heard her say that or was that wishful thinking on my part? ;-)
So without further delay, here’s my pic of the cinnamon rolls that made it home with me. I dressed them up with the icing and they were fingerlicking good! I loved the dark brown sugar filling with the spices.
Check out what the other ABC bakers thought about this recipe: ABC blog roll.