It's that time of the month again... time for all of us Daring Bakers to post about our challenge of the month. This month the challenge was Cinnamon & Sticky buns and it was set for us by Marce from Pip in the City. As you all are probably aware by my lack of posts lately, I am quite busy with university assignments and life in general at the moment, but I wasn't going to let that get in the way of a baking challenge! Or so I thought.
I scheduled my baking day for the day before my friends wedding, although the wedding was the next day we had to travel down the night before as it was 4-5 hrs away and I was in the bridal party so had to be there early. So, the plan was to make buns all day, eat them all night in the car on the way down. Sounded like a perfectly plausable, if not ingenious, idea to me.
Until the day schemed against me that is. It was a fairly cold day and my dough didn't seem to be rising. Turn up the heating and put the bowl in a high spot - still not rising. Put it in the (turned off) microwave with a couple of bowls of hot water - nope that isn't working either. After about 3 hours (the recipe called for 2 hours) it was crunch time, I had to make the scrolls now or throw the dough in the bin - or I wasn't going to make it to the wedding. 'Maybe the dough will rise when it's in the oven' I thought in my desperate state. It didn't, they came out looking like some kind of filled pastry, but unfortunately they didn't taste like them... or sticky buns for that matter. I hastily left them sitting on the bench (along with all the dishes and a big sticky mess) and rushed off to meet up with Chris, Leanne and Leigh who I was going to the wedding with.
I was hoping I would have time to make these again before the end of the month, but I haven't. So I will leave you with some photos of the wedding and push you towards the link in my sidebar to go and look at all of the much more talented Daring Bakers out there who actually completed the challenge this month! Go on... scat!!