Saturday, April 12, 2008
Learning to Use My Food Storage
So, as I mentioned before, I have been trying to be better prepared for an emergency. A big part of that is obviously food storage. I typically by 5 lb. bags of flour and that will last me about a year. Well the other day I decided to buy enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket ( I know it is not a ton, but it is a start). Okay now I have all of this flour, what in the heck do I do with it. So I decided to try and make something with yeast (this is a task I had not yet tackled. I'm a caterer not a baker). So I thought about what I would need in an emergency and of course the first thing that popped into my head was cinnamon rolls. One of my favorite all time treats is a CinnaBon. I went to copykat.com and found this imitation recipe there. They did not taste exactly like a Cinnabon, but they sure were delicious, especially hot out of the oven and the frosting was heavenly (I only made a half batch of the frosting and it was more then enough). I am happy that the recipe turned out, I will not be so afraid to make something involving yeast in the future. Next week I need to start trying some recipes for miniature fancy desserts for a catering job I have coming up, so if anyone knows any good recipes, please let me know.