Friday, October 7, 2016

cinnamon rolls

Grandmother bakers have known forever the secret to moist bread sweetened for dessert. I've baked cinnamon rolls since I was ten but I was never satisfied with the bread. Mine are too dry. What were successful bakers doing that I wasn't? Finally, I learned last night via internet the secret is potato. Nearly as much as flour by weight. And there is no point to giving amounts, all recipes fudge with the flour, up to a cup over stated amount.

These have pineapple, pecans and raisins, plus 1/16 teaspoon clove. 


ndspinelli said...

My diabetes would take a hit, but I would eat that anyway.

Chip Ahoy said...

On one of the recipes online a commenter said, "I need cinnamon rolls like a hole in the head but I'll try this anyway" and the incongruently with all the other "i changed this for that" remarks made me burst out laughing.

Doesn't it look good with milk?

Coffee, bleh. They really are very good.

The potato idea will work regular bread. Sandwich bread, dinner rolls and the like. I can't believe I haven't discovered this until now.

bagoh20 said...

Looks delicious, but raisins are the fart in the elevator of food ingredients. They just are.

AprilApple said...

mmmmmm trying to torture us.

Trooper York said...

Now that looks great.

Trooper York said...

I have been baking a lot with almond flour and it is working out really great.

Sixty Grit said...

Reminds me of so-called potato rolls I used to buy in Pennsylvania. I assume potatoes were involved in those as well.

Chip Ahoy said...

Raisins, the fart in the elevator. They are not! They're fantastic. They're chewy and yummy and great. And I LOVE them. Grrrr. *flounces off*

*flaps back*

And so are other dehydrated ingredients. So there! *flounces off again *

*flaps back*

Apparently you haven't tried them saturated in rum and plumped up. *flounces of for good*

(I still can't get over my friend actually doing that for real. I think you have to be a little bit drunk to be unaware how ridiculous that looks while you're trying to deliver a solid position but your points occur separately and by exasperation and they're all repetitions of standard media -fed axioms and not all anything insightful or uniquely personally observed. It's a memory that will endure permanently. Cartoonish. Like Yosemite Sam.)

MamaM said...

One man's fruit is another man's candy---this from a sexist raisin magazine ad in the late 60's, early 70's. I know because I had those words taped to the back of my bedroom door as part of a word collage.

In this situation, one man's fart in the elevator of food ingredients is another's saturated and plumped idea of fantastic.

The rolls sounded and looked delicious.