Bake your own bread – May: Roundup
This month the Bread Baking Buddies travelled to Spain to bake Ensaïmadas which are sweet buns. Kitchen of the month was “Bake My Day”. The name comes from the Mallorquí word “saïm” which means pork lard. The recipe looked really easy and I had everything on hand except for the pork lard. But Karen, the hostess of the month, wrote that she had made some of her Ensaïmadas with butter and cinnamon sugar, so I thought I would just go for that option. I guess, they aren’t typical Ensaïmadas then, though, because of the lack of pork lard. Oh well, they were yummy anyway. They reminded me of cinnamon rolls – they were crunchier, though. Continue reading >>
I was kind of surprised to find cinnamon buns in a bread baking book. Wouldn’t they fall in the cake category? At least here in Germany, cinnamon snails (as we call them) are eaten in the afternoon when you serve coffee and cake. But I LOVE cinnamon buns. Thus, I was really looking forward to baking these rolls. And of course, I wanted to advance with the BBA Challenge. To put it bluntly, though – I was disappointed :-(.