Knead n´ Roll (Daring Bakers September Challenge)

Cinnamon Rolls

For September challenge of the Daring Bakers, the lovely Marce of Pip in the city has chosen a recipe from a book that is close to my heart for all of us…. Our task is to make Cinnamon Rolls or Sticky Buns from The Bread Baker Apprentice by Peter Reinhart. This book is one of the best bread books I have come across, and it has always been my inspiration in bread making. In fact, I adapted this month challenge recipe in the past to make these ricotta and blueberry buns and the result was superb.

When the challenge was announced, I decided to clear some time to make both cinnamon and sticky buns. But university schedule has been rather tight lately. Worse, I got a very bad flu during the holiday week and still recover from it. With such limited time, I only try the cinnamon rolls as you see in these photos…

Cinnamon Rolls

Making these buns is not very hard. Reinhart´s instructions are always very clear and precise. However, I became a little forgetful when these buns were in the oven. Personally, I think they would be better if I pulled them out earlier…

Texture-wise, these are definitely very good. I just cannot really taste or smell properly at the moment to give more reliable judgment. (It´s really annoying not being able to smell anything at all).

Cinnamon Rolls

Nevertheless, I count on my fellow Daring Bakers to do brilliant jobs for this challenge. I will be reading all of their posts and see their opinion on these, and especially the Sticky Buns! And when I am fully recovered (hopefully soon), these sticky buns are definitely on my list!

Please visit this blog for the lists and addresses of all Daring Baker Members. And for the recipe, Marce has posted the full recipes. I strongly recommend you all try it!

Meanwhile, “see” you all when I get better!

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88 Responses to Knead n´ Roll (Daring Bakers September Challenge)

  1. KJ says:

    Sorry to hear you are not well. I wish you a speedy recovery.

  2. Kelly Mahoney says:

    Those look delicious! I really miss my oven.

  3. Y says:

    Oh no! Poor you! Hope you get better soon :) I tried making the cinnamon buns too, as opposed to the sticky ones. Loved them, and would definitely try the recipe again.

  4. Dolores says:

    Beautiful buns Ahn, and best wishes for a speedy return to normal and a smooth end to the semester.

  5. Mallow says:

    Poor you – how sad to have cinnamon buns baking, and not be abe to smell them! They look delicious.

  6. Marce says:

    They look great Ahn! And I agree with KJ, you are going to love the sticky buns when you try them after you get better. Take care :)

  7. Lydia says:

    Beautiful buns, Anh. I do hope you feel better soon!

  8. Nora B. says:

    Terrific rolls, Anh. I hope that you feel better soon. Too bad you fell sick during the break. Now it’s my turn – I just started to feel unwell yesterday, what a time to fall sick, now I have to adjust my long weekend plans. :-(

  9. slush says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous, as are the rolls. Hope your feeling better soon! xo

  10. Jennifer says:

    We had so much fun making these buns over the holidays last year. Yours are so pretty! I agree — his book is one of the best on baking.

  11. Tartelette says:

    They look absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Hope you are feeling better.

  12. steph (whisk/spoon) says:

    wow–we know these are tasty, but your photos make them look beautiful as well! hope you feel better!

  13. Belinda says:

    Anh, I’m so sorry you are not feeling well. There is no way I could have done such a great job as you have with these cinnamon buns if I were sick…you really rose to the challenge, bless your heart. These look beautiful, and as always, your presentation is so elegant. :-) I hope the wonderful scent of the baking cinnamon rolls helped to speed up your recovery.

  14. Chasing Children & Recipes says:

    You have a lovely blog here, with great photos. I also love PR, his books are awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope to frequent yours!

  15. The Cooking Ninja says:

    Hope you get well soon. I hate flu as I always tend to get it first. :(

  16. Anne says:

    get well soon anh :) Your creations are very inspiring as always!

  17. Antonia says:

    These look wonderful – I just love cinnamon rolls. I’ve never tried making them before. I haven’t heard of this book before either – sounds like it is worth tracking down!

  18. Peabody says:

    Yes, I really enjoyed the texture of these buns.

  19. Ilva says:

    Yes do make them when you have recovered because the smell is divine! Your buns looks so good, lovely romantic photos!

  20. Kelly-Jane says:

    Hope you feel better soon.

  21. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    They look beautiful. It’s not good that you couldn’t smell them cooking though. Get 100% better soon.

  22. Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen says:

    Get well soon!

  23. Azian Hasan says:

    ooh you not well, hope you are getting better already

  24. Kevin says:

    Nice photos! Those look really good.

  25. veron says:

    Oooh…I love how those buns are nestled together. Beautiful photo. Here’s to wishing for your speedy recovery!

  26. Hilda says:

    I hope you get better soon! As always, your pictures look like they come from some dreamy romantic magazine. Your buns look great!

  27. Valli says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon with your tight schedule. It must be theraputic for you to do a little baking when you are under the weather. I admire your perseverance and your buns are delightful. This is a challenge from the Daring Bakers that I would be able to do….I love making yeast breads. I will have to look for the recipe book you mentioned and highly recommend!

  28. Meeta says:

    Hope you get well soon Anh! I have to say though the buns are really gorgeous!

  29. Figs Olives Wine says:

    Anh, so sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. I’m so impressed you managed to make these despite feeling so rotten! I’ve been sick for 2 weeks since I got home from Maine and have barely moved. Clearly you have more character than I! Congratulations on such gorgeous buns, and I hope you feel better soon.

  30. Ivonne says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Anh!

  31. Sheltie Girl says:

    I hope you get well soon. Your cinnamon rolls turned out beautifully.

  32. Jes says:

    I’m in absolute love with your cinnamon buns. Your pictures are golden (in so many ways)!

  33. winedeb says:

    Anh, I feel for you as I am experiencing the same thing right now. I “came down” with mine on Friday. Hope you feel better soon!

  34. valentinA says:

    Get well soon Anh:)

  35. sunita says:

    Hope you get better soon..the buns look gorgeous..

  36. Maryann says:

    Beautiful. Uniform. Photos are great too :)

  37. Katie says:

    Your buns look great. I hope you recover soon so you get to taste them in all thier glory.

  38. myriam says:

    as always a wonderful pic – and they look delicious!

  39. anita says:

    They turned out great even if you weren’t feeling so well! Hope you get better soon!

  40. Quellia says:

    Ooh it’s too bad you couldn’t smell them as they are comfort in a roll! I hope your cold is getting better and you are able to make the sticky buns soon.

  41. Brilynn says:

    I’ve got the sniffles too, I think we both need to remake these buns when we’ll be able to taste and smell them properly!

  42. kellypea says:

    Beautiful buns…and I did pull mine out earlier — by 10 minutes and they were just fine. Good luck with your health and school. I can’t imagine anything more dreadful than not being able to smell something lovely cooking in the oven!

  43. breadchick says:

    Great job on the buns (even if you can’t smell them!) Hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy our challenge for next month!!

  44. Jenny says:

    I hope you feel better soon! I’ve been battling a lazy gallbladder during this challenge, one that does not like baked goods, so I feel for you!

  45. Baking Soda says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I agree that the baking time might be reduced somewhat.

  46. Annemarie says:

    Get well soon, and maybe make the buns again when you can smell how good a perfume they give off. Still, lovely buns!

  47. Margot at Coffee & Vanilla says:

    Lovely rolls!! And great photography too!

  48. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    I hope you feel better soon Anh!

  49. BC says:

    Gorgeous setting for some fantastic baking!

  50. Sylvia says:

    Anh, your buns looks like a treat.Well done,and i wish you get better as soon as possible.

  51. April says:

    Looks great! Hope you get feeling better soon!

  52. Chris says:

    Get better soon!!!

  53. Bruno says:

    Exquisite buns Anh!

  54. neil says:

    Love the way the middle has popped up, making them look like little mountains with a dusting of snow. Hope you’re better now, I had the flu a couple of weeks ago and the remnants are still with me.

  55. Eva says:

    Oh so lovely… Last night I came back from a work trip to Perth – and waking up to these goodies would have been just perfect. Alas, there wasn’t even a crumb of old bread in the house…

  56. joey says:

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well…hoping for your speedy recovery! Despite being under the weather you have put together a gorgeous batch of cinnamon rolls! You are really the bomb ;)

  57. Dharm says:

    Get better soon! Your buns look great and I love how you have flowers together with the buns!

  58. Pille says:

    More beautiful flower and cake shots from you, Anh! Great post!

  59. thepassionatecook says:

    let me tell you that you’re one lucky baker, because the last time I baked when i had a cold, i spiced my apple strudel with cayenne pepper instead of cinnamon and it was inedible! the story has been going round the family ever since ;-) get well soon!

  60. Truffle says:

    Simply gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon Anh!

  61. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Your buns are really lovely. Do try the stickies, I liked them best.

  62. Butta Buns says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Your buns and the pictures are exquisite!

  63. Amy says:

    Oh no feel better soon! <3 I must make those ricotta blueberry buns, yum yum! Great job on the challenge!

  64. Deborah says:

    Gorgeous photos!! I hope you are feeling better soon!

  65. Mishmash ! says:

    Anh..Cinnamon rolls and its smell…ohh…heavenly!!! I wish i could come to you place to have a couple of them.

  66. tigerfish says:

    I love the aroma of fresh warm cinnamon rolls! :D

  67. the pastry princess says:

    wow your buns are absolutely gorgeous! so plump and divine…and the blueberry ricotta ones?? heaven

  68. Cris says:

    Hope you feel better soon… Your food photography is so romantic. I sent you an e-mail about the pear pudding, hope it reached you, sometimes the e-mails I send go to the spam box, for some reason, just so you know. :-)

  69. Nabeela says:

    hope you get well soon! and the cinnamon buns look gorgeous!

  70. sher says:

    I’m so sorry you are suffering from the flu. I hate it because the after-effects of it stick around so long. But, may I say, your cinnamon rolls are beautiful. I think they were baked the proper amount of time, judging by the color. And the photo is perfect. You’re an artist with your camera. :)

  71. Gattina says:

    excellent photos Anh! Giving me a feeling of waking up in a sunny morning and seeing a tray of hot breakfast buns! And look at that running frosting… I’m drooling!

  72. Lis says:

    Awww Anh, I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well – I hope you feel better soon!

  73. sandeepa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Get well soon Anh, is it spring at your end now ?

  74. ilingc says:

    Hi Anh, Wishing you a speedy recovery! Your cinnamon buns looks gorgeous, it’s a pity you can’t smell them.. yet.. ;) Take care!

  75. lynn says:

    Get better soon, Anh!

  76. Homesick Texan says:

    Get well soon! Though I reckon those cinnamon buns would make anyone feel better!

  77. marias23 says:

    Wonderful images, Anh! Such a pretty setting!

  78. Arfi Binsted says:

    Oh, the spirit of baking is no way to stop you from the oven! Get well soon, dear Anh. Hugs.

  79. pdbv says:

    Hi again,

  80. bee says:

    get well soon!!

  81. Aoife says:

    Oh, I definitely feel for you, as I’m sick myself. The cinnamon buns look great, and I’m sure the sticky buns will as well. Feel better soon!

  82. Rosa says:

    Surely these buns must have healing properties! They are beautiful.

  83. A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! says:

    wow!!..first time here..am just droooooling over the images!!!..they look soo yumm

  84. Sharmi says:

    dear Anh, how do you take such classic pics? I am jaw dropped. Simply lovely

  85. Julie says:

    Your photos make me want to have cinny buns at my wedding (if I were to have one, that is). Heck, my Hun might be in danger of my leaving him for a breakfast cake now! Absolutely lovely!

  86. Elle says:

    Just now home and able to comment. Glad that your sense of smell is back.

  87. Andrea says:

    Sorry to hear that you were sick during the challenge! Your photos of the finished buns were just gorgeous, and I love how nicely they rose up in the middle. Very pretty!

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