It’s already Thursday night and I don’t know when this week went by.
It started with some touches on the Christmas decorations, followed by a ruined afternoon at the doctor’s office while waiting for a blood test, the MOPS meeting and child care center volunteer work. The time flew for me this week.
Yesterday I told you I attended my first MOPS meeting. It was such a great experience. I met new wonderful moms and amazing mentors. As i said, we celebrated Romania’s anniversary so I thought it would be nice to share with them a Romanian cinnamon swirl bread and they all loved it. I came back home with just 2 slices. Now I have to make it again and I share it with you, well, at least the recipe, I’ll be thinking about you while eating it
While I was at the meeting, I dropped Tiffany at the nursery. It was the first time we were apart for more than 5 minutes. Needless to say how stressed I was for leaving her with strangers. But she was fine, she loved it. When the meeting was over and had to take her back home she start crying, she wanted to stay longer.I felt so helpless.
Getting home I went quickly through my mail and found a letter from the child care center asking me if I’m still interesting to volunteer. Yeeee I was so happy. I knew this way Tiffany gets to play with other kids while we are still together.
She was so happy to see the kids again. The big smiley on her face melt my heart.
Today, I’m not going to post any recipe, just tease you with a photo
Hungry for some more? Head over to Chef Dennis blog to read my guest post.
I can’t even describe how honored I was when Chef Dennis asked me to be a guest on his blog.
And if you think my day could not get any better, you’re wrong, hihi, Nancy from Spicie Foodie just let me know I won $75 yeeeeee
Thank you once again Nancy.
Enough about me, let’s go over Chef Dennis blog and enjoy a cranberry bread
Later Edit – adding the recipe
Sweet Cranberry Breads
4 cups bread flour
1 1/3 cups lukewarm milk
1 package dry yeast
2-3 tbsp honey/sugar/agave syrup whatever fits your taste
3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup dried cranberries
In a bowl pour the lukewarm milk and add the yeast
stir well and leave until the yeast dissolves (is not going to foam, don’t worry)
add the cubed butter and cranberries
start mixing slowly adding the flour
continue until dough cleans itself off the sides of the bowl and forms a smooth ball
place the dough in a buttered bowl, cover with foil and leave at room temperatures until it doubles in volume.
when the dough has risen divide it in 12 small balls. place them on baking tray and leave another 30 minutes at room temperature.
heat the over at 400 F. brush the breads with egg wash and sprinkle some sugar (brown in my case) on top
bake them for 16-17 minutes
anyone, care to join me?
I don’t want to hear I didn’t ask