Not so much of a disaster after all!

Remember yesterday’s post about my baking disaster? Well, turns out, it was not a disaster after all.

My cinnamon rolls don’t look great – but they do taste quite all right. At least daugher liked it. I would have loved it to be a little softer and fluffy. I do think that it has to do with the fact that the recipe used water and oil, instead of milk and butter – me and my crazy ideas of healthy eating. As if there is anything healthy about eating cinnamon rolls at all πŸ™‚ But then, that’s me.

So here are the fruits of my efforts. After Bikram’s comment about my baking getting affected because I did not publish pictures, I did not want to take a chance πŸ™‚

This was the first experimental batch.

And then the next, when I gained confidence..

I had ambitiously, planned on making mini cinnamon rolls. Had I thought of the effort involved in shaping little rolls? Apparently not. So finally, I dumped the left over dough into a loaf pan, and this is how is turned out.

I cut it this morning, fingers crossed, hoping against hope that it would be alright, and here’ s how it looked. Cinnamon bread anybody?

And it tasted yum, toasted! After imagining that all that effort was down the drain, I can’t tell you how glad I am that it worked! I still have no idea why it did not double in size, but it rose nicely in the oven.. Next time, I think I am going to experiment with another recipe, and will test the yeast, and the water before starting it. And yes, will use a much smaller quantity as well!

46 thoughts on “Not so much of a disaster after all!

  1. Well if Poohi dear liked it then I am sure they are great… She is the most important critic here πŸ™‚

    and also how would we know haan πŸ™‚

    Alls well that ends well i would say .. no idea about healthy eating on cinnamon.. Thanks for sharing he hehe

  2. man,these pics are making me want the cake right away !!! Wait let me get some for myself…oh from the shop 😦 Sigh told you I don’t know how to bake-this well 😐

    • Sandhya, the bread has no butter and very little sugar – it might just be perfect for you πŸ™‚ I ate it toasted with no butter and still tasted good πŸ™‚

  3. Ok, so this is just unfair…. you post these lovely pictures of cinamom rolls after failure… mine look even worse, when I think I was successful!!! Like I said, my baking puts me to shame!!!

    And yes…. there is everything yumm and sinful about Cinnabon’1 πŸ˜‰ I want one for now, and one to go!

  4. At least daugher liked it.— I know daughters doesn’t want to upset their mom so they will like it even if it is not done well….

    Cinnamon bread came out well,the bread which i baked with yeast didnt come out and it had very strong smell.

  5. Smiths, am droooooling over the pics, esp. the last one! It’s plain awesome! Plsss to pass some this side πŸ˜‰
    I luvvv that tinge of cinnamon in things πŸ™‚

  6. Such delicious looking stuff. !

    Warm rising floury ideas,
    immersed in yeasty minds,
    loving dollops of butter,
    or a soothing oil
    massaged into it,
    sweet sugary dreams,
    blogger comments….

    When you bake it
    in the warmth
    of human kindness,
    the results are always wonderful….

  7. tempting pics….seeing them from office at lunch time..u can imagine what my stomach must be crying for now πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    I never tried baking…it seems so microwave only come in use for makng idlis πŸ™‚

    • I actually love baking – so baking is never a problem – cooking is where I really struggle πŸ™‚ I baked in my micro whn I was in India, these days, it is used just for heating up or making tea πŸ™‚

  8. They look completely yum… and if Poohi loved it well it’s all worth it. Right? I’m not much of a cook too yet the kids haven’t figured that out yet :-). Once my cake turned out really really hard and they christened it ‘biscuit cake’ and ate it all up. Kids are the best.

  9. wow! the pics are quite tempting, actually! i have never had cinnamon rolls and would love to try them out. have never baked too. am envious of you! πŸ™‚

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