Our leisurely Saturday morning started with coffee and scones at Cafe Brioso, followed by a couple hours of book-browsing at the wonderful library. I brought home a huge bagful of baking, jewelry and pottery books, including some Ruth Reichl that I'm eager to start. I took out the King Arthur baking book, which seems to have lots of good instructions, diagrams and explanations - lots of potential here!
So, as a little treat this morning, I made their cinnamon buns - it uses a yeasted dough, which mean it took some time for the rising and baking, overall about 3 hours from start to finish. The dough contains flour, egg, water, dry milk (I used evaporated milk and reduced some water), sugar, salt, yeast and softened butter.
The amount of butter in the buns was not nearly as scary as I had imagined - for 12 buns, the dough itself contained 1 oz, and the filling contained 2 oz.
Cinnamon sugar rolled inside
Puffy rolls of sticky goodness
They were done just in time to take picnicking at the Whetstone Park of Roses (beautiful park - the roses will be in bloom in June, so we'll be back for that for sure!)
And to leave you with a little knitting, here's Cherry - she's gradually growing. Although I keep getting bored with the piece I'm working on and starting another piece. At this rate, it might actually get some wear in a month or so :)