I just love autopost, don’t you? I can have my post typed, edited and ready to go DAYS before it actually needs to be posted. It gives me the flexibility to post things on time while away from my computer.
Which is exactly what I’m doing. 🙂
It’s Thursday. I am actually away from home. Hours from it. Away from this city. In a beautiful place that calms and relaxes me. Enjoying it in its glory. Granted, I’m probably lifting heavy boxes and bubble wrapping delicate things right now, but I’ll be sure to include some down time to enjoy the scenery one last time before the river house I’ve grown to love gets torn down. *sigh*
Anywhoooo. Sticky buns, you are NO FAIR. You gave me such a hassle and dirtied so much of my kitchen and you can’t even rise soft and fluffy for me? I’m hurt. Deeply. No, really. To the core.
It just wasn’t in the cards for me on this one. I tried. Ask the fiance, I tried! And I won’t give up!! I will divide and conquer! Ok, maybe not the divide part but conquer, I will!!
I opted for the cinnamon buns because the fiance actually likes them. And when I’m baking, that’s a BIG plus because he’s a very picky gentleman. I made my own icing with powdered sugar, a splash of milk vanilla and cinnamon and stirred until it was icing consistency. Then poured liberally.
Lessons I’ve learned:
* Read the P&Q section BEFORE you strike out on your own to make something new to you.
* DO NOT use a hand mixer to mix the dough. I almost broke mine, it makes a funny noise now.
* I could have used the knead cycle on my bread maker. But noooo, didn’t think of that now did I?
* If you knead it right, you won’t have to add too much extra flour.
* Check on your buns often. Not doing so will result in hard buns rather than soft and fluffy ones.
I’ll try these again with the above points in mind.
Conquer, conquer, conquer!!