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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Scratch That From the Record

In my last post I foolishly said I was going to try and make homemade cinnamon rolls. Hahahahahaha, that statement is now pretty hilarious. Let me explain. My friend Jilynn invited me to come to a free cooking class at Shar's Kitchen this morning. Talk about enlightening. I realized that making bread was overwhelming and terrifying all at the same time. Well that, and Shar pretty much convinced me that it is next to impossible to create heavenly dough unless you own a Bosch mixer. Why even try without one??? She went so far as to scoff at Kitchen Aid owners (guilty). I have to say I thought I was pretty cool when I got my K.A. . It has always been a trusty little tool in the kitchen and so far I have no complaints. But then again, I have never attempted to make my own bread either. Not only does Shar swear by the Bosch she also grinds her own wheat. Whoa!!! Talk about intense. She passed around samples of her cinnamon and dinner rolls in both whole wheat and white whole wheat. And they were delicious, melt in your mouth the way only homemade can taste!!!! I felt inspired to become the Domestic Goddess I dream of becoming, but unfortunately I did not have $600 to drop on new kitchen accessories. Not to mention the money I would have to spend on things like dough enhancers and wheat gluten (who knew you could buy those things?!?!?). Now I do have to say the idea of becoming more self-sufficient sounds appealing even though it sounds a little pioneerish to say I grind my own wheat. But the idea of homemade bread always on hand does sound a bit glorious. So for now I will continue to purchase bread from the store and most likely Christmas morning we will feast on cinnamon rolls that come from a can. Don't judge me:)

11 comments:

Jilynn said...

I love the post and I do have to say I felt the same exact way when I went to a class there for the first time. I didn't think the cinnamon roll class would be as overwhelming as a whole wheat bread class and just to stick up for K.A. owners, I know people who make wonderful bread using one. Shar is just a great saleswoman! If I ever make her cinnamon rolls I will definately bring you some! Thanks for going with me!

Castle Family said...

I have made bread, pizza dough and cinnnamon rolls in my KA and they all turn out delish. The only thing different with a Bosch is the capacity....it can make a lot bigger batch. Come over and we'll make bread (with self-ground wheat) together :)

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

Sherri, you give me hope!!! Let's do it!!!

And Jilynn, you better for sure share your cinnamon rolls with me if you make them:)Oh and I expect you to frost them with your fingers just like Shar did:)

Leslie said...

ha ha ha! You are SO funny! I am SO not ambitious enough to make them homemade; however, I am going to buy them from a can and call them "Mommy Made!" :) hehehehe. :)

Nikkel said...

I've always loved the Bosch mixers and wished I had one. But that means I'd have to actually justify making bread and using it for more than what I do my Kitchen Aid. I would love to go to one of the demo's there, so if you go again let me know.

Edna Guerrero Cole said...

My mom bought herself that Bosch mixer as an early Christmas gift. She said it has been the best investment ever because it mixes her masa for the tamales super fast. I'm with ya... I wish I too could be a Domestic Goddess, but the pilsbury cinnamon rolls is all I know, so for now, they are the best!

Leigh said...

Hi Melissa!

I don't know what happened, but when I got your comment, I think I accidentally hit the "reject" button, instead of "publish." Note to self, never try to accept comments from my phone. My fingers are too fat to push the right button. Nice to meet you in this blogging world! I've actually heard a lot about you. Glad Joe found a little gem. I actually decided to go un-private. It was such a pain, and more trouble than it was worth.

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

Hi Leigh!!
It is nice to "meet" you too. And I'm glad to know that my reputation precedes me:)

The Jacksons said...

My mom used to grind wheat when I was little. It was more an economic issue than a trying-to-be-cool-and-self-sufficient thing.

the cakes said...

I always heard great things about that cooking class and wanted to try it once - but never got around to it. If you ever do get the Bosch? It makes fabulous mashed potatoes...YUM! Oh, and home made marshmallows. So good. I'm sure the KA works well, too. I was just spoiled by Pat and got the Bosch a few years ago.
We'll be coming down in March to have June's baby blessing - if you're around?

AmShaZam said...

I don't judge you. I admit: I love homemade breads, I hate making them!