Its a bank holiday today and I have enjoyed a peaceful day – the cinema to see this great film and then lunch with mum and dad at Byron Burger – seriously the best burger in London.
I needed this extra day. Finally, Grandad moved into a care home on Saturday and mum and I were up in Norwich to clean his house and then see him in his new home. I used to work for a housing association in the care homes department so I know quite a bit about them and I was so pleased to find that it is a lovely home where I am sure the staff will take care of him and that he will settle in well. He decided to stay in his room on his first day and I thought it was a fine idea, the staff will be encouraging him to come downstairs to the lounge and meet other residents and to eat his dinner in the dining room.
But anyway, a three day weekend was needed. It’s Martha Mondays day and it was Brette’s turn to pick and she chose something that our family absolutely loved. This was a joint effort with mum helping to roll the balls of dough in sugar and cinnamon and placing them in the baking dish. It is still cold here and so I kept them in the living room where we still have the fire turned on whilst they grew again in size – they grow soooo big!
I love this Instagram photo I took of the dough after it had risen.
After rising. They cracked slightly with the sugar and cinnamon making a great crust.
Crusty on the top and then soft in the middle. They had a good hit of cinnamon and were gorgeous!
We loved them. I didn’t use all of the vanilla glaze and kept some stored in a little jug which we used the next day when we warmed the bun bites in the microwave.
My only problem? These are too good. We kept on picking at it and although I know I will make it again, I need a big crowd of people around to eat it so that I don’t eat it all! And I still think these would be a great pot-luck brunch idea.
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*gains 5lb just looking at them* bloody lovely !
Ha! But it was so good, when it was still warm from the oven and when it is was cold and when it was warmed up and when I ate it for breakfast the next day and ….! 😉
We loved them too. Adam called them donuts 🙂 I made only half the recipe and divided them up into single portions. I knew I’d have a hard time not eating them all. I love your pictures.
I’m glad you liked it! I still hope to make them. Maybe this weekend. I’m sorry about your grandfather, but it sounds like it was a move that will be good for him. I hope he settles in ok there. I am looking forward to your posts about the Jubilee!