Sitting in my living room chair and sipping my Starbucks French Roast coffee with lots of milk from the Dungeness Creamery in it...boy does THAT take my morning coffee experience up 2 notches on the "happy to be me" meter! My other reason to be happy this am is that I have another pan of glorious cinnamon rolls I made yesterday am! YEA! I made them using my Grandma Effie's recipe...well sort of...chose to elevate the original recipe by replacing AP (all purpose) flour with Nash's Soft Wheat Pastry Flour(grown here and milled by Bell St. Bakery) , Unsalted Farm Butter and Pacific Northwest Blackberry Honey (rather than Gma Effie's suggested brown sugar) all from Sunny Farms Grocery.(FYI, Nash's Store in Dungeness, has his amazing flours for sale there too, amongst many other organic items).
Digressing due to lack of coffee intake...reload cup!
I'm back! I did keep Gma Effie's chunks of chopped walnuts and sweet dried currents. The rolls were/are fantastic in a whole wheat kind of way; heavier, less fluffy, but nuttier and richer. My house was full of their perfume of yeast, cinnamon, honey and butter. I'm going to work on fine tuning the recipe and will post soon for you to try. Please look for it and comment on your experience.
Thank goodness I have another pan today to share with family and neighbors! Now, what to plan for dinner tonight...but first, I think I need to check out the newer coffee roaster in town, Rainshadow Roaster, see if he's open today for business. Dinner will wait...coffee first!