In fact, I have almost forgotten how to cook. You see, for ten years after I was married, I worked in a grocery store. Shortly after starting, I was trained to count the money drawers and close the store down. So many shifts for me were 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. So Larry took over cooking so we could eat before 10 pm. Most night I would get home at 8:15 or 8:30 and the meal was ready and waiting for me.
And he has been doing most of the cooking for the last 30 years. (Lucky me!) But, I have forgotten how to cook.
While home alone yesterday, after reading Judy's post about the scrumptious cinnamon rolls, I decided to see if I could make the dough for them in my Bread Machine. I put everything in the machine (in the same order I do for making bread dough) and turned it on. When it finished, I knew immediately that the dough definitely did not look right. It was very heavy and off colored.
I decided to go ahead and let them rise and see what happened. After about an hour -- nothing. Now it is really cold here and my house is around 70 degrees so I thought maybe it was just too cold to rise quickly. So I let them rise all night and got up this morning to put them in the oven. They still hadn't risen. I baked them to see what would happen. Nothing!!!
Still heavy and not really edible.
The only thing that was different (besides ingredients) was that I had melted the real butter and dumped it in instead of using soft margarine.
So tell me, all of you chefs out there. Is it possible to make cinnamon roll dough in a bread machine? If so, I sure need some tips.