Story behind yesterday’s One Word Wednesday. I told you on Tuesday I wasn’t perfect and today you’ll see another botched job in the kitchen.
Over the holiday break, I attempted to make for the first time The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe I shared with you in December. Wellllll, they didn’t turn out quite like I imagined in my head. In fact, when my kids tasted them they said – “One Word Wednesday – FAILURE!!!” I had to agree.
Now the recipe is not hard to follow and I was smart enough to cut her recipe in half. It makes A LOT! And when you have a recipe you’ve never tried before it’s always best to do the smallest amount you can until you know FOR SURE you can do it.
Two things I learned while making this recipe. One has to do with looks, the other with taste.
Looks – Her recipe calls for a floured surface to roll your dough out on. I agree only I think it should really read – a VERY WELL floured surface. I floured my surface lightly and the dough stuck with the first batch I rolled out. They were a mess. Not pretty but they would have tasted the same. I didn’t have a clean hand to take photos and I’m so glad. On a VERY WELL floured surface, they rolled up just fine.
Taste – Here is the failure part. My rolls didn’t rise – AT ALL. I’m thinking it’s because our house is too cold. We keep it at a balmy 66 degrees most days until one of the kids complain it’s too cold and loses a limb from frostbite and then we pump it up a whole degree or two. So my non risen rolls tasted like (for a lack of a better word) crap. Or as the kids put it – a thick pancake that didn’t get done in the middle. YUCK! So unless you like thick undone pancakes, I suggest you make sure your home or the area you are baking in is at least 70+ degrees.
Dear Pioneer Woman,
I tried my best to be you. I watched you make these delicious looking Cinnamon Rolls on your Christmas Special but I failed. But that’s OK because I will try this recipe again in a warmer house so that my family can enjoy the fruits of my labor and not just the neighborhood dogs. They ate them. They eat everything! And when I attempt them again, I know the second time will be a charm. And if it still doesn’t work out, this time I have a back up plan.
Sincerely – a BIG Fan,