This week I settle into a relaxing routine that begins each day with mixing a batch of bread dough. I really love to bake bread but fitting the fermentation schedule around my daily activities is often challenging. With training currently taking a backseat and a simple daily agenda of leisurely catching up on chores, I am really enjoying the luxury of planning my day around a blob of dough. Wait, that sounded much more logical in my head.
I bookmarked King Arthur Flour’s Cranberry Pumpkin Roll recipe for a long time. There is something enticing about the combination of pumpkin dinner roll dotted with dried cranberries and crystalized ginger. I envision my Thanksgiving feast would begin with these warm spicy rolls and my family would ooh and aaah over the taste. The recipe suggests baking them in muffin pan to create pretty round domes. The picture in my head looked perfectly fine until I spent a little too much time on Pinterest.
Pinterest makes Martha Stewart look like a slob. Seriously, all the cutesy craft projects and party ideas are so inhumanly elaborate. Unless you have a team of dedicated minions, I doubt many of pins are realistically achievable. But it is certainly awesome for inspiration and aspiration. That’s where I got the idea to shape my pumpkin rolls into mini pumpkins. So unbearably cute.