Valentine's Day started very early for me this year. Woke up in the wee hours of the morning to bake Burt's V-day present, home-made Cinnabon
. All is well until I realize I'm missing an ingredient. Shopping at the supermarket in pyjamas is not fun. After arriving home and preparing as much as possible, I leave the dough to rise. Keep in mind that this is the first time I've ever worked with yeast, so I wasn't sure what to expect.
Skip to four hours later. We hurry home from church expecting to beat down the risen dough. If only it were that simple. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE TO SELF: Leaving dough to rise for extended periods of time causes the dough to explode
. We attempt to salvage our dough as best we can.
So an hour later (plus an extra cup and half of flour), here is the result of our toil:
Approximately 30 home-made Cinnabon rolls. Mischief managed.
After managing the Cinnabon mayhem, the day was smooth sailing from there onwards. We headed to the Riverbend Park for a picnic, reminiscent of our early days. We used to spend hours sitting together in parks just talking and getting to know each other. It was refreshing being able to do it again after all these years.
Our picnic treats included: grilled fish, alcohol-free champagne, and flavoured jellies (lychee, kiwi, honeydew, papaya, strawberry, & mango). Then there was fruit. Every V-day, we pick out new fruits to share together. This year:
& pluots (a plum & apricot hybrid).
Also had some blueberries at some point.
Then, much to my surprise, an ironic V-day gift from Burt:
After all the hassle we had in the kitchen with the Cinnabon, Baker Ninja's arrival was oddly fitting.
Anyway, that was our abridged version of our V-day adventures. Hope everyone else had a wonderful day!