Baked By The Other Melissa: Cinnamon Rolls and Candy Hearts

sandhiracinnamon roll13859833365480In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

The other day, I attempted my very first experiment with yeast: Cinnamon rolls. I followed a very simple recipe that I found online somewhere (in actuality, I combined a few since some were not that clear) and they came out pretty darn good!

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The only hiccups happened when I reached the ‘rolling’ out the dough stage. I, uh, didn’t have a rolling pin. I know, right? Some master chef right here. I did have one, you see, but having recently relocated, I believe I left it at my old roomie’s. So, when it came time to get rollin’, I McGuyver-ed my way round it and used a water bottle. And lo and behold, it worked just fine.

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Making the coffee glaze was easy peasy and took about one minute. I basically just added in some coffee in addition to the confectioner’s sugar and it was perfect.

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The final result? Delicious. I ate one immediately:

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A couple of days after, I made some chocolate candy hearts for my boyfriend’s niece’s birthday. Simple, adorable and took about three minutes to make.

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I literally just nuked the pink chocolate pieces (purchased at Michael’s) in the microwave, mixed it and poured it into some heart-shaped candy molds. Finito.

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Cinnamon rolls: 8/10    Candy hearts: 10/10
(would bake again)




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