|Cinnamon Sunday Bliss|
My fingers still burn from working with those jalapenos last night. Of course that means the pico I made has some serious bite. But it is so good you should give it a try even if it turns your fingers into lit matches. If you're not in Texas, you can just pretend your fingers have transplanted themselves into this great state. Yes, it is already that hot; I believe today's temps were in the low 100's (with the heat index).
Even with the oppressive heat, summer is my favorite time of year. The only downside is using any type of heat to cook. What this means for my dear readers is an increase in dips, salsas, salads, and smoothies. I am still baking bread but it is pushing into the "it's too damn hot to bake" season; I could get up at 3AM I suppose. Don't hold your breath or anything, it's doubtful that will ever happen. Unless I stayed up all night and came home sober enough to mix flour and yeast. Again - doubtful. ^_^
I did plan ahead for the lack of bread posts this summer; I've been saving up! I have posts waiting on an Italian ciabatta,
Anywho, this morning I decided to whip out some very US cinnamon rolls before the day became unbearable. Since I had already posted the recipe, I did not take pictures of the process. I did decide to double the batch and try my hand at pizza rolls, though. Let's just say, doubling a bread recipe that you have adjusted or made up isn't exactly like doubling a normal recipe. My wet/dry ratio was off. The good news here is that I've made enough bread now to know things were off. I was able to fix the problem by adding more flour as I kneaded so the noms were not lost.
My original inspiration was a Colorado trip the Hubby and I took last year. During the trip, we went up to Boulder for a day visit and ended up at Old Chicago Pizza - YUM!!
Now I'm off to play Portal 2 for a bit. I hope everyone has a nice week ahead.