had a craving for cinnamon rolls yesterday. and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

the kind of where you can almost imagine you smell it. *wistful* and I remembered the shop that sold many different kinds of cinnamon rolls, Saint Cinnamon, which is no longer in Singapore. I remembered walking through Wisma Atria and the smell wafting at the entrance towards Wisma outside the Orchard MRT Station.

mmM…so, I started on my mission to find a cinnamon roll recipe. I had baked them once before and they were okay. They’ll satisfy the craving, but not for long cos it just wasn’t the same. Found a recipeĀ on the BBC GoodFood UK website, and I thought this was it. I mean, it’s the GoodFood magazine. Surely I can’t go wrong.

Searched a little more, and came across a forum for Singaporeans who had a passion for baking bread, whether by hand or using the breadmachine. I was up till 2am reading the various posts, and advice on how to improve the texture of certain kinds of bread *impressed*. It was quite a good read. Made me feel really amateur about my baking and cooking (I don’t even trial and test in an organised way, more like a hit and miss kinda testing).

Anyways, I came across a link to a blog via the forum, Happy Home Baking, had a look around, and then ah-hah!, saw a recipe for cinnamon rolls that I could be very happy with. Bookmarked it, and tried it out this morning.

Pasta for Lunch, Cinnamon Rolls for Desert

ohhh boy. Talk about addictive. I deliberately had a small bowl of pasta, so that I could have some room for dessert (you know, all that multiple small meals thing). But it was soooo good (i.e., not too sweet, but gorgeously fluffy) we finished about half of the rolls between Donald, my in-laws and myself. And I made about 20 rolls! Yikes.

It definitely would be something that I would be happy to bake again. But I’d have to be really creative about the flavours. This time, I made:

1) double chocolate chip (milk & white);
2) raisins & walnut; and
3) plain

I’ve got some dried fruit in the fridge, so would be interesting to see how it turns out. Maybe try some with lavender flowers or matcha flavouring. mmM..

Right. Off to sneak a nap in. Only had 5 hours of sleep last night. *yawn*

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