Sometimes there aren’t many things in life that can beat how wonderful cinnamon rolls are. Regardless of the somewhat tedious process, they always end up being worth the effort. I like to space out my cinnamon roll efforts to recharge my dough-rising patience, but when it’s all over with, I think, well that wasn’t so bad.
Now that I have one of those “life-changing” power machines, I don’t have much of an excuse to put together some dough. To be honest, I haven’t used my KitchenAid much. This was about the 6th or 7th time I’d used it in a year and a half. Terrible, I know. I’m ashamed to admit it. The first few things I mixed up weren’t all that impressive, and I much preferred my electric hand mixer instead. But for this, I gave it another chance… with the dough hook. And my goodness, it is life changing. I stood there gasping in awe. The twists and turns and punching of the dough was quite a magical experience I was able to witness right before my eyes. Much more graceful than my sticky dough covered hands trying to knead the yeast, flour and sugar together. It was gorgeous, and came together so smoothly. Miss KitchenAid, I will never doubt your mixing capabilities ever again.