In fact, in the past two weeks I have been baking sometime too. But I was too busy to update what I have baked. Anyway, most of the times they were just easy stuff like cookies and muffins. I have long awaited for this Chung Yeung Festival (which we get a day off from work) to bake something that is pretty time consuming. And, I decided to do what I did with Marianne, my flatmate back in Copenhagen when I was off to exchange studies, Cinnamon Rolls, recipe following that of Happy Home Baker. I read some reviews and thought it was quite easy to make. But things didn't turn out exactly what I have hoped for, haha. The dough was much more moist than I thought it would be and I had a really hard time rolling it out and shaping the roll. I sprinkled a lot of flour already, and I really want to know what was the problem. Also, I was stupid enough to buy cinnamon stick, thinking that it would be so easy to extract cinnamon afresh.. but I had a super tiring time scraping the cinnamon stick to the grater (which was the only thing I had to extract cinnamon)... then mom told me to use the electric mixer.. so we chopped the cinnamon sticks into little pieces and put it in the mixer. Just when I thought it was successful, because I saw the sticks turned into power-like products, then I realized that I have broken the mixer because the plastic stub under the mixer was too hot and it kind of melt and broke...:(
Anyway, I was able to extract fresh cinnamon.. and the cinnamon rolls that I made were very small and cute. My sister ate two and she said it was really good. I hope so.. but the bread became hard after a few hours. I decided to put it into the freezer, and I think we could still eat it whenever we want by reheating it in the oven again. It was a nice try though, I had great fun making the rolls :) And I really missed the times in Copenhagen when me and Marianne made like 4 dozens of cinnamon rolls in one go!!
|I had a really hard time rolling out this dough.. it was very sticky :(|
|but the cinnamon were sooo fresh!! I added some raisins too|
|Just before baking. In fact, they are very small rolls only! hhehe. Less than the size of my palm.|
|And here is the completed cinnamon rolls :) Not too bad!|
|Crazy me and marianne|
|And these were the cinnamon rolls I made with Marianne back in Copenhagen!|
And now I am so looking forward to the weekend! I am going to try a fruit pound cake, hopefully!