As much as I love to bake, yeasted products are not my forte.
I’ve only started baking my own bread in the past year, and to be honest I just don’t find it as exciting as sweet baking so I don’t do it as often.
I’ve decided that in order to be a more rounded baker, I need to focus a little more effort on breads and yeasted goods. For that reason, this month I joined Fresh From The Oven, a blogging group baking their way through the world of breads, one loaf at a time.
The October challenge was cinnamon rolls – a nice easy one to ease me into it!?!
I don’t have a clue what I’m doing with sweet yeasted rolls, so I followed the recipe to the letter, apart from substituting sultanas for apples as i had a glut to use up.
Every stage of the process was completely new to me, and as with all breads it was rather time consuming – but well worth the effort!
The icing on top is a stroke of genius – they make the rolls sticky, sweet and moist, and help to keep them fresher for longer.
All in all, I think that for my first Fresh From The Oven challenge I did a pretty good job – the photos don’t do them justice!
You can find the original recipe for cinnamon rolls at Things We Make – give it a go!