Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Goods...

Here are the pictures of the bread loaves and the cinnamon rolls. My bread loaves "fell" after rising all day and so although the sourdough bread taste is there, the nice "form" of the loaf is not. My neighbor Julie, who was also doing this with me, said her loaves did not fall and so I'm not sure what I did wrong since we both were baking from the same "starter". The cinnamon rolls came out wonderfully although if I were to make again, I would put more brown sugar and cinnamon "inside" of the rolls. After cooling down, I heated some cake icing and poured it all over the top of the rolls because they needed some additional "sweetness" to them and this really made the rolls tasty.

Final Verdict of overall bread experiment: B-. A lot of work for bread and to have to continually do this process every 3-5 days. However, if you knew you were having a dinner where you wanted some fresh baked bread and you could plan ahead, I could see why you might want to do this. It was fun to do this from beginning to end and see how this all comes together though.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Bravo for getting your hands into the dough! For a long time, bread dough and I just didn't get along. Nothing ever worked for me, and it got frustrating. Then my mother-in-law gave me one of her bread machines, and I suddenly decided I liked bread making. ;o)

I started picking up on some of the tricks to making good bread, including making sure the yeast is fresh, and that the dough was in a warm place so it would rise properly. Now that some of the mysteries have been solved for me, making bread by hand doesn't scare me so much, lol!

Your cinnamon rolls looked nice! :o) And I bet the bread tasted good, even if it wasn't as fluffy as you wanted.