2010年10月5日火曜日

I should work at starbucks

My parents have gone. Boo hoo.

They left at 2:15am on the airport taxi.

K and I stayed up so we could make sure we didn't all sleep in and miss the taxi.

To fill in the time I reorganised the kitchen cupboards.

And made 16 jars of green tomato chutney.

And uploaded over 1000 of my mum's holiday snaps to my computer and then to her memory stick.

And I still had time to spare.

So I made some cinnamon rolls.

I clicked through to the Pioneer woman blog from somewhere one day last year and now it's my guilty pleasure. I swear you can gain body mass just reading some of those recipes. I think there should be a caveat at the top of the page: "these recipes are intended for ranchers. Anyone not roping calves or building barns this afternoon should not attempt to eat the following delicious food."

Anyway, I have read the recipe for cinnamon rolls many, many times. The pictures are beautiful and I do love cooking where you make stuff directly on the bench. I don't know why. Maybe I didn't get enough playdough time as a kid....

But I am not a fan of recipes where you need to rest things. And breads are prone to that. And it uses so much butter it's sinful. And I'm not sure K would be a fan of something so rich.... So I have always put off making them.

But tonight I had the time and the kind of people (my kind of people) who enjoy rich food so I decided to give it a whirl. It's a long process but really not at all complicated. K sous cheffed for me and we rocked them out. Even with a Japanese quasi-oven and the wrong containers it went swimmingly.

And the results?

Wow.


And they taste even better than they look.

Really.

But be warned though.

Eat one (ok maybe one and a half but whose counting?) at 2 am and you will be on such a sugar buzz you will not be able to get back to sleep for far too long.

Meg and Amy tried them for brekky (ok, so did I but by then- after less than 4 hours sleep- I needed a sugar rush!) and Meg thinks I should get a job at Starbucks.

"You should work at Starbucks and make these. Then I could come in and order one hundred!"
"One hundred? You'd get a very sore tummy...."
"Noo silly! I'd go with daddy and Amy. And we'd order bubble milk, too."

One hundred of them? You'd need to build four barns and rope great herds of steers to get through that sugar rush!

Oh and if you're going to make them I halved the recipe and got this many:


Which should see us through today I think....

10 件のコメント:

Luisa さんのコメント...

They look amazing..I`m a sucker for cinnamon rolls..will be making those pretty soon I think.

Gina さんのコメント...

Those homemade cinnamon rolls look SO absolutely amazing and delicious! Nothing beats homemade. Yumm. : )

We must have both been thinking cinnamon rolls. I brought back a fresh box of regular cinnamon rolls and the caramel pecan ones from Cinnabon last night. : )

Sorry to hear your parents left. : ( But I bet they enjoyed their time with you. And you them. : )

jojoebi さんのコメント...

ohhh they look so good!

achan さんのコメント...

WOW is right!!!

...and if you did get a job at Staryucks then you could show people what real good food taste like!

I often find American recipes make far too much, had that problem with Mr Mischiefs b'day cake the other week! Trying freezing them for a sugar high during winter!!

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

half recipe? Holy shite. What does the woman do with a whole batch I wonder.
They look absolutely fabulous and now you have me on a cinnamon roll buzz. Hmmm, I bet it would help e translate no?

Helen さんのコメント...

Those do look good! I'm willing to accept day olds if you takkyubin them to me!!! :-)

Lulu さんのコメント...

Wow, they do look amazing and you could TOTALLY work at starbucks although I am sure they are much better than what you can get there.

By the way what is "bubble milk"? Like a babychino?

Violet さんのコメント...

YUM!! I love cinnamon rolls. If I ever get time to myself I'm going to make these.

Georgina さんのコメント...

They look fabulous! May have a go at making those myself. I'm amazed at all the pickling and sauce making you do. I wish I was half as talented in the kitchen. Or not so lazy, if the truth be known...

thefukases さんのコメント...

They really were fabulous. So good that I didn't even wait a week before making more. How bad is that??

I am giving them away as thank you gifts though. I think I'd be well ill if I wasn't!

bubble milk is what the girls call the kids milk at Sbucks. I make it for them here when I have a cappucino. Just warm and froth their milk. Amy thinks it looks like a bubble bath in your milk so she calls it bubble milk.

And caramel pecan cinnamon rolls? Oh wow..... I love anything pecan but we're a nut free zone here. Wonder if I could make it to Chiba and back for a coffee and a cinnamon roll before kinder gets out.... ;P

GW on these you could translate, breastfeed, make lasagne, practise high speed Zen parenting and teach English at the same time!

Helen, they really taste best on the day. You'll just have to come and eat one here. :)

Georgina. Not un-lazy just living waaaaay out in the boonies and my kids go to bed at 7 so there's not a lot of distractions. And I am a hopeless greedy guts who thinks I will just make all those foods I don't have easy access too.