Adventures in Baking

So, I’m pretty good when it comes to cookies and cakes.  But I had never worked in yeast breads.  My mother (Grandma on this blog) is quite accomplished in this area (at least I think so), and every year when her pear trees are laden with ripe fruit, she makes the most tasty Cinnamon Swirl Pear Bread.

So, I finally had a lesson on Monday in How To Make Pear Bread.  It was my first-ever foray into the world of yeast breads.  And with Grandma standing over my shoulder, the loaves turned out beautifully.

I felt accomplished and inspired.  So I bought a small jar of dry yeast and picked out a recipe that sounded like a good breakfast treat for the kids.

May I present… Orange Crescents!

They are a soft crescent roll with sugar and orange peel rolled up and baked into it, with a sticky glaze on top (made out of butter, sour cream, orange juice and sugar).  The kids gave them two sticky thumbs up.

Ane now wants me to make cinnamon rolls.  We’ll see.  I still have a bedroom to paint.

3 Responses to “Adventures in Baking”

  1. Nana
    October 6th, 2011 06:42

    We’ll be right over.

  2. Aunt Lynda
    October 6th, 2011 06:57

    I do great with the frozen yeast dough. The little round mounds make great rolls!

  3. Grandma
    October 6th, 2011 07:01

    They look great, and the “two thumbs up” from Ane and Tad are better than a blue ribbon for rating your work! I miss having the Captain’s exhorting words on new recipes.