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sourdough/ week thirteen

You know that cinnamon swirl bread with the raisins? I love that stuff. This is a little bit like a sourdough version of that. The dough has raisins and walnuts, then it is cinnamon-rolled up, and baked into bread.

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The cinnamon-rolling process. I can’t resist a little taste of the cinnamon sugar.

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In my head sometimes I’m like- this bread has to sit here for 30 minutes, so I might as well keep busy and make something else while I wait. Then all the sudden I am taking cookies out of the oven and trying to do 6 things at once while making a huge mess.

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Can you see the swirl??

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cinnamon and raisin buns

The recipe called these cinnamon and raisin buns, but let’s call things like we see them. These are cinnamon rolls with raisins rolled all up in them.

I have been playing with the bread machine. Its really a genius invention. The dough comes out so soft, like a baby. And yum, ate them with soup for dinner. One of my very favorite meals.cinnamonbuns1cinnamonbuns2cinnamonbuns3

bakery adventure

There is a bakery near our apartment. It probably takes less than 5 minutes to drive there, but on Sunday, we decided to walk.

We drive to most places, so we are really not great judges on how long it takes to walk somewhere. But the guy guessed it almost exactly right! It took us a little over 15 minutes to walk there, and it really didn’t even seem that long since we talked the whole time. It was a wonderful, relaxed morning, and it was great to get some fresh air, exercise, and of course, the delicious cinnamon roll.

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