Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Finding My Groove

This work week is going MUCH better.  I'm adjusting to the change in work schedule, which for me meant going from steady opening prep cook hours, to all over the place pizza shoppe hours.

I still work both kitchens, but for this month, only one set day in prep.  Mondays.

And last night I was able to stay out past 10PM, which is almost a nearly never for me.  Not only that but I drank cafe caffeine drink past 7PM.  And I've NEVER done that.

Even better, I'm working on the cookery book again.  Started back last week.  Did an experiment with dinner rolls baked in cupcake tins.  Did not go well.  But that's okay because I enjoy the trial and error process.

Here's the photos.  I oiled one side and sprayed the other.  The oiled side tasted better, while the spray side tasted more oily.  Texture-wise the rolls were dry, flavor-wise they were good.  Overall, the formula needs a rewrite. 

Left side sprayed.  Right side oiled.
Straight from the oven.
Completed experiment.

Happy Eating & Boogie Boogie :-)

21 comments:

  1. They look great in the photos (especially that last one...mmmm)!

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  2. Jess: It's all an illusion.

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  3. All good news, Ivy. Great to hear :) And those rolls look yummy ;-)

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  4. I'd eat them!
    Whisk, you're getting wild now. You'll be hitting midnight shows soon.

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  5. I agree, they look yummy. In fact, I am heading to the fridge right now.

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  6. What everybody else said: Those look great! (I say as I sit at work having a box of raisins and a leftover MacDonalds biscuit for lunch)

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  7. They looked good to me, I'm sitting at work with Ray eating lemon fairy cakes, they're not that good!

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  8. Flea: Thanks. Trying to get the formula down to make six right before supper.

    Alex: Livin' wild, now.

    matt: Have you been cooking?

    Trey: Are they organic raisins?

    Lurker: What is a lemon fairy cake? That sounds fun.

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  9. The rolls look very nice, even better if they had lashings of Anchor butter spread in them!!!
    As for the Lemon Fairy Fran cake's, all they are is a small bitesize sponge cake, with a little Lemon syrup on top....yum yum!

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  10. Rayolla: I love butter. I made an organic cinnamon honey butter for these.

    The Lemon Fairy Fran cakes, eh? I don't think I've seen a recipe for those before.

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  11. This is why I don't cook - the fact the rolls didn't turn out would have frustrated me! Of course, most of my meals don't turn out like they should. I'll stick to accounting and writing (and I'd like to stick it to accounting - oh well...).

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  12. Stacy: Here's hoping you sell your books and get to stick it to accounting, soon.

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  13. These rolls look amazing Im glad you are better at work!

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  14. I so love bread of all sorts. These look good to me and if a little dry, that's what butter is for.

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  15. Gloria: How's your cooking going? Great to see you here.

    Susan: Excellent point. Butter makes everything better.

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  16. Glad to hear your back on the cook book! Those little roles look pretty enough! I'm sure it was nothing a little butter couldn't fix :o)

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  17. Yep, I gotta agree...they do look yuppy, but I get what you are saying - it wasn't your vision. Maybe next time!

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  18. Daisey: Just an illusion.

    Melanie: Onto draft two.

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  19. Whisk: My grandmother always put a big pat of butter in the middle of her dinner rolls before putting them in the oven. They were always so moist and fabulous....

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  20. Boric: You know what's funny, is I didn't think of that. But when I read your comment both Tim and I remember our grams doing the same thing.

    Thanks for the reminder. Much appreciated. I will give that a go.

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  21. I always find myself feeling hungry when I see this blog!

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