• Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  The Breakfast Bin,  Yeasted breads

    Herbed Dinner Rolls for any meal of the day

    If someone ever asked me to list down what I thought were the best things in life, I reckon ‘baking bread from scratch’ would be in my top ten. If I could, I would bake a different kind of yeast bread every single day. There’s just something about it that I find so soothing. Maybe it has to do with how every moment of kneading is like a quiet moment of careful unraveling, until finally I find myself a small moment of relaxation, of peace; or how the inhibitions and tensions in my mind and body seem to leave me as I concentrate on working my dough. For a no-nonsense…

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  Yeasted breads

    Simple Cinnamon Rolls [a little something for Lala]

    I’ve been thinking about what would constitute a perfect cinnamon bun for me. I’ve never been much of a Cinnabon girl, because I find the bread part of their buns a bit too thin, with their filling and glaze just a tad too sweet. I like breads that have a fuller chewy body, not too sugary, not too frilly, and definitely not drowned with glazes or toppings that are too sticky they make a mess when you attempt a bite. To make a long story short, I suppose I’m looking for the kind that you would probably find fresh from a home-baker’s oven. It wasn’t even particularly difficult to find…