Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another baking update

Here's my efforts for the Christmas bake-off at work the other day.

I wasn't too upset with the results, considering (a) I've never made cinnamon & fruit scrolls before, and (b) I didn't actually use a recipe...

Tip for younger players: while freshly-ground cinnamon has an absolutely amazing aroma, and tastes bloody fantastic too, it takes a metric crapload of time to grind cinnamon by hand in a mortar&pestle... get yourself a spice grinder (or a really clean coffee grinder set to "espresso" mode")

I confess, though - I did get some advice from an older brother. He spent a year or two working in a bakery before starting his apprenticeship, has been a chef now for about, oh, twenty years or so...

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