Monday Mess

I’m slowly starting to get back into the groove.  I ended up with more bed drama 😦  but finally got the liner midday Saturday.  The whole bed thing was just awful.  It started on Tuesday and if you’re not familiar with lupus one of the most important things is to get a lot of rest.  No bed for days plus all of the work to drain and then put it back together really took a toll on my body / sleep for the week.

So what did I do in the middle of all of that?  I attempted some cinnamon rolls of course.  🙂  and here’s where the ‘mess’ comes in…

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I had a sweet ‘roll’ type recipe I’d been wanting to try.  It’s this recipe from the Baking Beauties.   It’s a cream cheese filled roll.  I wanted just a regular cinnamon roll flavor so I used the dough recipe and made my own filling.

As you can see I obviously had problems with it but it was all due to my own mistakes and nothing to do with the dough recipe.  The dough is the whole reason I’m sharing it today.  The taste was that good.

My mistakes were…a little too much liquid and too large of a pan.  As I frequently do I halved the recipe for the first time (so I don’t waste ingredients on something we don’t like) but forgot to half some of the liquid.  And for the pan I used an 8×8 pan which was too big for that amount of dough so the dough spread out to fill the extra space instead of rising up.

What I ended up with was a perfect caramel-y pull apart…sweet flat-ish bread.  Seriously I left it on the counter and when I came back later all but a tiny square was gone.  I didn’t even get to make a glaze.  That’s why I’m sharing even though they didn’t turn out perfectly…the taste was worth it.  Papa Lupiac was even wanting me to make it again this same exact way instead of trying to ‘fix’ it.

I’ll definitely be trying this one again soon (with the proper amount of liquid) and will share the results.  The lemon flavor from the pudding gives it this little underlying kick without being overpowering.  And I’m guessing the pudding also has something to do with the texture which was great too.  Give it a try if you’re up for something a little different.  🙂

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4 responses to “Monday Mess

  1. Sorry to hear you’re having a tough time! But I’m glad your rolls wound up tasting good even if they weren’t quite right, ha! It’s always nice when these kitchen mixups don’t end in something getting thrown away.

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