Here’s the problem with watching too much “Great British Bake Off” (GBBO to the cool kids in the know), it makes me think that it isn’t that hard to make pastries. Here’s a group of lovely Brits baking away, constructing towers and baskets out of cakes and the like and it lulled me into a false sense of security. So that’s how we ended up here.
In an effort to flex my baking skills, I decided to bake wildly outside my comfort zone and bake cinnamon rolls from scratch. Why was this outside my comfort zone? Yeast. I have an ongoing battle going in my kitchen with yeasty bakes and their unwillingness to rise. However, after tying on my battle apron (you can’t bake properly in chainmail) and busting out my nifty steed (my standing mixer), I managed to get it to cooperate.