I've been in California for the last month thoroughly enjoying myself with a couple of angels.
Kayla (5) and Emily (15 months)
Emily likes to do everything herself...
... which, of course, includes feeding herself!
And she *loves* books. If I read Yellow and Yummy once, I read it 1,000 times! I'd no sooner finish a book and she'd sign "more".
Kayla loves to be in the kitchen. Here she's making cinnamon rolls. We also made Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Chip Cookies and French Bread.
She was good at cleaning up in the kitchen, too ;)
And when she's not busy in the kitchen or with riding her bike (without training wheels, thankyouverymuch), she loves to dress up and be pretty.
And I can't forget to post a picture of my wonderful daughter and son-in-law, Cameo & Justin. They put up with me for 31 days and I came out with nary a scratch! This picture was taken at Lower Yosemite Falls. We met my nieces and nephew there and took a 3 hour bike ride along many of the trails at Yosemite. So pretty!
And this is Wrigley. He's a good boy. Every time I went to the pantry, he'd follow me, because he knows that Gramma's are good at handing out treats.
Yes... yes, I do have a recipe for you today. For anything bread, I find myself headed to the King Arthur Flour website. They have lots of recipe tutorials and an active blog where they actually answer comments and give baking advice to people who visit their site with questions. You can also choose to view their recipes by volume or weight. I find myself liking to bake bread by weight these days.
I liked these buns... they were soft and tender on the inside with buttery goodness on the top. Perfect for a dinner roll or sliders. A recipe makes 16 rolls, so you could double the recipe for Thanksgiving dinner and have mini-turkey sandwiches for leftovers!
Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns from King Arthur Flour
3-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp instant yeast
2 T potato flour of ¼ cup instant potato flakes
3 T Baker’s Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
2 T sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
4 T soft butter
2/3 cup lukewarm water
½ cup lukewarm water
2 T melted butter