I woke up in the middle of the night (some of my best ideas happen either in the shower or with a startled wake up): "Ooooh! I'll make some cinnamon rolls in the morning!"
I've never made cinnamon rolls before. My mom used to all the time. And I know it took her a long time. And there was a lot of waiting involved. But I was prepared.
So I tackled it: I lined up all the ingredients and started snapping pictures... and by the time I got to the mixing stage I knew something was wrong. The flour and the wet mixture didn't really come together. The dough was just dry... and then I had to add more water to get the dough to look like what I thought it should look like.
But at a certain moment in time I knew these weren't going to come out like I had hoped. But I kept at it...
I followed all the rest of the steps: allow the dough to rest, divide in half, roll out, layer with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon/brown sugar (and half of them with raisins, for me)... placed them in a baking container and set them aside to rest some more.
Below is a picture of the rolls BEFORE rising.
However, as you'll see below, 2 1/2 hours later they still hadn't hardly risen at all.
They weren't possibly going to rise anymore after that amount of time... so I took my chances and baked them.
And then I started bargaining with myself: "Maybe I could suggest they are 'mini-cinnamon rolls'?" But when I pulled them out of the oven I noticed the outsides of the rolls were all flaky and cracking and looked dried out...
I drizzled them with frosting... and took a bite...
And then I changed my mind: "Maybe I should face reality and just call them petrified cinnamon rolls'?"
Sad, sad day ...
And to top it off, my hubby walked into the living room a few minutes later and sheepishly confessed: "Sorry honey. Don't take it personally, but I only ate two of them. My teeth hurt."
No matter the failure, I will try it again. I will start by buying some new yeast. And I'll take it from there...
Anyone else have any failed kitchen projects that you won't let get the better of you?! I want to hear about them!
enjoy your time in the kitchen...
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