Friday, September 10, 2010

The Bun Is Out of the Oven!

That's right! As of a little of over a week ago, we welcomed our baby, little P into the world. We are very excited and can't wait to experience the world through his eyes. So, the good news is that I am on maternity leave but I do have my hands full. I'll try to post something each week and you'll probably see a few more shortcuts!

Speaking of shortcuts, I made these buns from frozen dough yesterday that was leftover from Easter. Simply place two frozen pieces into a greased muffin cup and thaw overnight. Let rise until doubled and bake. Easy to make because it mostly needs time to rise. In fact, I'm so inspires I think I'm going to buy frozen pie crust, bread dough and puff pastry and see what simple but I interesting things I can make- all in a very time constrained setting.

And with fall weather just around the corner, it's a great time to bake!

4 comments:

Claire Koenig said...

Congratulations to you both, and to the no-doubt-ecstatic grandparents too! May you find many good shortcuts as you move forward with full hands and heart and precious little creative time for yourself!

Anita said...

:) Baby time! So exciting. About the buns-freezing things never occurs to me, but I love the idea of freezing dough. Can you freeze any dough? At what point should it go in the freezer (after it has risen?) It would be nice to get a jump start on holiday dinner roll baking. I used a great sweet potato roll recipe last year and I'm wondering about its dough freezability...

annie said...

Congrats, Lauren & Justin!

@Anita...I am not sure how long it keeps, but my friend freezes almost everything to have the dough at the ready -- scones, buns, etc.

audrey said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear the little man has arrived and that you all are doing well. I hope you have a restful and joyous babymoon.

I am very interested to hear about your food adventures with baby in tow . . . finding time to cook and bake has been a struggle for me with the kiddos. Lately we've been playing around with homemade baby food, which is fun but only Owen gets to reap the fruits of our labors!