Cinnamon Rolls

This is a great recipe to make! They are so delicious and such a great thing to make as a day after Christmas breakfast, and family has already eaten lots!

We used the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. We used the recipes on pages 40 (basic roll dough) and on page 41 (Raisin cinnamon rolls – without the raisins)

Sourdough Starter

For the next week, I will be making a sourdough starter. To start, add 3/4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water. Add the same thing for 5-7 days and then you have a sourdough starter! Many think of a sourdough starters as pets because you have to feed them everyday.

I have named my sourdough starter: Billy Bob Dough.

Day 1: Sourdough Starter Pet

Pumpkin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Great dessert! I learned so much about shaping swirls. For example, I learned that you have to roll your dough really thin and carefully swirl them. You also have to be cautious when transporting each roll into the pan. Used leftover pumpkin brioche dough I found in the fridge.

Recipe Book: Healthy Bread in 5 minutes a day

Recipe: Honey Caramel Sticky Buns

Page: 292

Modifications: I did not use any nuts or dried fruit. I added in white chocolate chips before rolling the swirls.

Enriched Sandwich Bread

Recipe Book: The Tassajara Bread Book

Recipe Name: Tassajara Yeasted Bread

My modifications: I added in one egg, extra yeast, used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour, used olive oil, used honey as my sweetener, and did not use any powdered milk. I also used the maximum rise time for each rise/prove.

Results (How the bread turned out): This is a very good bread! Super enjoyable and pairs well with soup, and would be a great sandwich bread. It is a little on the sweet side, and needs more salt.

Would I use this recipe again? Yes, I would use this recipe again.

One thing I learned: I learned that bread takes a really long time to rise/prove.

One question I have: Is there any way to speed up the rising and proving process?

1 mistake I made: I think that I added a little bit to much honey.

What I paired this recipe with: We enjoyed this recipe with a fall squash soup