Monday, April 6, 2009
Cinnamon Roll Disaster
So Devin really was hoping I would make cinnamon rolls for conference this year. Family tradition style you know? I am not a baker, but really how hard could it be? I had a recipe and I followed the directions exactly. I will tell you how hard it can be. I tried three different recipes. The first recipe did not rise despite the fast acting yeast, and on the second and third I never even made it to the dough stage because the yeast and warm water DID NOT BUBBLE!! Is that even possible? Needless to say, I was frustrated beyond belief and when Devin started trying to make them himself, I had fully given up. Someone please give me cinnamon roll advice and an amazing no fail recipe. PLEASE!! I really want to be able to make them. For my posterity you know? Devin said his moms cinnamon rolls were the only thing that got him excited about the Saturday sessions of conference when he was young. Will my fate be ruined because I cannot bake? I had this dream that cinnamon rolls would be easy and that my family would cheer when they were finished. Instead I was embarressed in front of all of my friends. Oh the pain. Can anyone coach me? What can be done for this helpless baker who can't even mix water and yeast?