Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Rise Bread and Cinnamon Rolls

I made my first successful loaf of bread today, and cinnamon buns too.

Successful because although I tried another recipe in the past, it didn't work at all well for me. I was encouraged to try breadmaking again after I read Kim's post of the recipe on Life in a Little Red Farmhouse (via Julie at Circle Cliff Views/The Harwards.) Thanks Kim and Julie! This recipe allows for all-purpose or whole wheat flours in your favourite combination. I chose to do half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour.


I think part of the success, besides the recipe and great directions, was my new KitchenAid Professional stand mixer that did all the mixing. So easy and it worked!


The photo above shows the dough ready to rise in the pans. At this point I had my fingers crossed because it just seemed too easy so far. I didn't have to worry, because it rose well and baked beautifully. Soft but cooked all the way through. Yum!


I couldn't believe that I was out of icing sugar (I make my own birthday cakes so I usually have lots) so I improvised and put on way too much Betty Crocker cream cheese icing. They are delicious and we still have the large pan left. Do you think I should try freezing them?

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8 comments:

  1. Good for you on the bread making! I don't make bread at all. I don't own a bread maker or a Kitchen Aid mixer. I think I'm missing out don't you? It looks delicious and I love cinnamon rolls. Have a great weekend. Pamela

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  2. They should freeze beautifully, no worries there. Be sure to do something so that the icing won't stick to what you freeze it in, such as a freezer bag. You don't want to lose that yummy icing! Good for you, I have made bread for many years and am always trying out new recipes, I shall have to try that one out.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  4. Your bread is beautiful! I made bread yesterday as well, and used my Kitchenaid Mixer with the dough hook. I have attempted bread in the past, and have found that the Kitchenaid works really well for me! I make a whole wheat and bran bread from The Fiddlehead Cookbook that my famiy loves, and is really easy! I'm going to have to try cinnamon rolls one of these days!

    Come by and visit me at Home in Douglas!

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  5. Hi Elizabeth,

    Oh my! That bread and cinnamon rolls look divine! I'll be over in just a minute! Save some for me. :0) I'm finally finding some time to visit. I wanted to say hello and to wish you a blessed weekend. Pop in for a visit too!! I love visitors.

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie Suzanne ♥

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  6. Looks beautiful! I really love to bake breads and cinnamon rolls. I haven't tried this recipe although Julie shared it some time ago. Thanks for the reminder!

    Pat

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  7. Hi Elizabeth,

    Those baked sweets and treats look delicious!
    Great comfort food as we roll into Fall!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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