Last week my fourteen year old informed me that his school was having a breakfast party to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
“That’s great, it sounds like fun! Are you supposed to bring something in?” I asked him.
“Toast.” He replied matter of factly.
“Yea,” he responded, “it’s easy and cheap so, I said toast.”
“Well, I could make cinnamon buns, or something if you wanted. To surprise them. Would you like that?” I asked him.
“Um, sure. That would be good but I won’t tell them,” he replied somewhat enthusiastically.
Yesterday, when we were at the market, he reminded me of the rolls I said I’d make, so I used my phone to Google some recipes for cinnamon buns. I quickly became intimidated because yeast is apparently a required ingredient.
Yeast and I don’t get along.
No worries! I’m brilliant! Instead of failing miserably making them from scratch, I decided to just buy a few containers of the refrigerated rolls. I’d just pop open the can and bake them in the morning before he left for school. Easy peasy, right?
This morning I start my coffee and open the fridge to get out the three tubes of refrigerated dough. I don’t see them anywhere. Not on the shelves. Not in the drawers. Not on the door. I begin to get anxious and imagine they were left at the store. I crossed my fingers and opened up the freezer. Yay! There they were!
I pull out my baking pans, spray them down with non-stick spray then look at the rock hard tube of dough for the temperature to set the oven.
DO NOT FREEZE UNCOOKED DOUGH.
For the next half-hour I worried over two possible explosions: my sons from disappointment or the frozen tubes of dough. Fortunately, everyone here is used to my scatterbrain, so my son was hardly concerned and thankfully the tubes haven’t exploded.
By the way — just in case you were wondering it
was BF wasn’t me who put the rolls in the freezer and I don’t think there is anyone out there who really hates toast.
- Cinnamon Roll Recipe (foodessen.com)
- Jacob’s Cinnamon Buns (sugarcoatedbaking.com)
- Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread (sproutedfeast.wordpress.com)