Tuesday, April 29, 2008
experiment B - specimens 3 & 4
Second batch of cinnamon rolls excellent!
Bisquick again, sparse icing of confectioner sugar, milk, vanilla.
Used room temperature butter (instead of melted). Mixed refrigerated syrup (white sugar/cinnamon/evaporated milk) into soft butter and spread over dough, then sprinkled layer of brown sugar/cinnamon/salt.
Variation with and without raisins - no real difference beyond obvious presence/lack of raisin.
The thick layer of butter seems to have fully absorbed into the dough, making it feel like a gooey vein; visual inspection of cross-section yields only a disappointing cinnamony swirl.
Next: I'll try sprinkling dry, applying butter, then sprinkling more dry.
How's your 12-hour dough?
P. S. They were filming a Captain Morgan commercial at the end of the block today. I walked by on my way to Fairway and there was a man in wraparound sunglasses sitting in a high-backed antique chair in the back of a moving van. The director?"