Friday, February 8, 2008

The Quest for Perfection

One of my yearly goals has been the quest for the perfect cinnamon roll recipe. I'm talking about large, gooey, sinful, lick your fingers perfection. No skimping on the rich frosting! I've yet to find this necessary recipe, although today I am trying a variation on my friend Megan's recipe and I have high hopes.

Admittedly, I am not the greatest dinner cook. I find raw meat repulsive and I have little patience for the drudgery of kitchen work when it is 6:30 and I'm exhausted and hungry from my job. Baking is a different story though. Baking is done for delight not necessity and isn't usually done on an empty stomach. I love the magic and mystery that comes from adding a few basic ingredients and seeing how they mold together in sugary delight. I love the aroma of an apple pie as it moistens and sweetens in the oven. I enjoy the texture of pounding the dough and rolling sticky cookie batter into balls. I find great romance in baking when the mood strikes.

7 comments:

FrenchFamily said...

Cute pictures! I love that you have a blog now! Wow, Gabe has some curly hair!!! You guys look good!! Good luck with the adoption process! You guys are going to be great parents!! (MMM...I just got a craving for the homemade lasagna Gabe made for us back east!! yum yum!!

Daniel said...

Check with Hollie--they're one of her baking standbys, and the ones she made last time turned out great for my tastes.

Rebecca said...

Your new blog is fabulous! It's fun to read what you're up to. Thanks for letting me know about it. Of course I especially love the picture of Wendy with "Anne of Green Gables". I'm envious of your new years quest - finding the perfect cinnamon roll recipe sounds much more enjoyable than my fantasy that I'll organize my basement and get in amazing shape this year :). Let me know when you find that recipe...

marisa said...

okay, wendy...YOU need to write one of those food memoirs that we just read last month for book club. that was fabulous. and it made me want to head to my kitchen right now. when you find that perfect recipe...be sure to pass it on!

Minda said...

There's a cinnamon roll recipe that everyone on my homeschooling message board raves about. Let me know if you'd like it and I'll send you a link.

Sadly, it seems that every time I have time to make cinnamon rolls, either Michael or I are trying to cut out sugar.

Valarie said...

Let me know when you find it. This post is making me hungry- not a good thing for 12 AM.

Himni said...

Hollie got a new recipe from a neighbor that is fantastic. Last Sunday, she made rolls that were so big that we essentially ate them for dinner with some friends and had no room for the delicious slow-cooked enchiladas when they came out of the oven.
-D