September '07 Daring Bakers Challenge...
I wonder how many of us will come up with the title... Another Daring Dough?
We loved these Cinnamon Swirls, Cinnamon Buns, Cinnamobunlicious! (one 6 year old suggestion) call them whatever you like. I will make them again and again. Huge thanks to Marce, the Daring Bakers host for this month. It was an excellent choice. Not sure my thighs are going to thank you though!
The dough was easy to put together. The KitchenAid made it even easier of course, and the mechanics didn't seem to struggle as some people said theirs did. I added quite a bit more flour to get the right consistency. I thought it was all going a little too easy... Oiled the bowl and plopped my dough in.
Some people had reported serious rising, a couple of people had reported it taking a long time to rise. After one hour it hadn't moved. So I put the heating on. At one and a half hours it had still hardly moved, so I put the oven on with the door open and sat the bowl on top of a stool infront of the open oven.... My eco friendliness down the pan in an instant! Even the worms in the wormery quivered at this one. But you can't call yourself a Daring Baker and then fail at that stage. The dough had to rise and rise it did... a little bit!
I rolled the dough out in 2 batches, it felt really smooth and it was easy sprinkling the cinnamon sugar over and then rolling the cigar shape. Cut into pieces I then placed them on the baking trays, a mistake, I forgot to line the trays with baking paper so I took the rolls off and lined the trays, put the rolls back on the trays and baked.
I checked them after 20 minutes and thought they were done but when I took them out of the oven the underneath wasn't done so I turned them over and baked for another 6-7 minutes. Took them out turned them back the way they had been originally.
Made the icing and waited until I could drizzle. I drizzled once and we all had a taste. I then drizzled some more and we had another taste. I then did one final drizzle so there wasn't much excess left of the delicious lemony icing that other people also reported.... Yummmski! Delicioso! Fantastico! Mummy - you are the best cook in the World! All things I heard after these wonderful Cinnamon Buns were consumed.
Check out the Daring Bakers blogroll for links to all the other Daring Bakers and see what they made of this month's challenge.
p.s. Don't know about anyone else but I learned from this that cinnamon buns are easy peasy to make and why I've been buying them from the bakery (loving them) for all these years when I could have been making my own is beyond me!!