I am not a cook and I am also not really a baker, but I come much closer to baking than cooking. I think I just love the mixing of flours and sugars – something yummy can only come from those beginnings. This year I’ve been making more bread because I finally rearranged my kitchen and put my bread maker in an easy to reach place.
I was eager to pick up this book for my baking adventures and I am super proud of myself because I have already used it three times. This is a BIG deal for me (ask my husband) because I am not a fan of reading rules – which are what cookbooks are. But I think I keep coming back to this one because I love bread and I love that I don’t have to go buy it at the store all the time.
So the other day when Bruce had friend’s over, I whipped out my book to make some good old fashioned cinnamon rolls! I had them growing up but I had no earthly idea how long it took to make these things – I was expecting a can to pop open and I could place them on the over and serve them to those hungry men.
Nope. Those boys went home empty because this dough needed to rise twice…maybe even three times! All I know is that a project I started at 7 o clock Friday night wasn’t finished until 2 o clock Saturday afternoon. The good news is that I made them by scratch, they tasted good, and I went back to the book looking for more.
Bread may take longer than I thought possible, but when you plan around all the rising and such, it is actually super easy and convenient! It also makes me feel more like a homemaker and when I work full time, blog part time, and maintain a pretty social social life, it is good to feel like I accomplish some household things!
Bread Revolution? Great book. I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to try their hand at bread making – even people like me can make great bread!
|I received this book as part of the Blogging for Books program. All thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own!|
Do you make cinnamon rolls from scratch? What recipe do you use? Have you ever started a project that was bigger (slash longer) than you realized? Please tell me I am not the only one who forgets that bread takes so long to make!