I realized after lunch that the lettuce and water thing wasn’t really going to work out for me so I decided to make cinnamon rolls to erase the few remaining vestiges of health from my life. I was using PW’s recipe which calls for a quart of whole milk that I didn’t have so I made a quick run to the store to pick it up and set about to scalding the milk and sugar mixture.
There’s always an except.
In my haste to purchase the milk and get home so that it could scald and be cooling while I picked up the boys from carpool, I didn’t realize that I had grabbed a HALF-GALLON of milk, not a quart, and it wasn’t until I had added the eight cups of flour and still had soup that I realized something was wrong.
At that point I was emotionally committed to the recipe and didn’t want to waste the ingredients I’d already used and so I decided on the fly that I’d just double the recipe.
And let’s not talk about the fact that I had a twenty-five pound bag of flour available for use.
I have a sickness when it comes to keeping a stocked pantry.
I blame my mother.
ANYWAY, the point is, by the time I had twenty cups of flour mixed into the double batch, I had reached the capacity of my largest pot in the kitchen, which is a stock pot.
I decided to refrigerate the dough to make it a little easier to work with and COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THE 4 PACKETS OF YEAST that had gone into this little concoction until I heard screaming from the kitchen when the boys opened the door to get a little snack.
I won’t show you the picture of what the fridge looked like after I took the pot out because I tossed my camera as we frantically started scooping gobs of oozing dough from the shelf, the floor, and the cabinet tops.
So I decided the dough didn’t need to be refrigerated and started making the rolls right then and there.
And baked them and ate some for testing purposes….
And wrapped them and put them in the freezer so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the whole lot in one sitting.
And made a mental note to double check my measurements and math before I try this little project again.
Have a nice day.