What happened when a homemaker is ill?
Her eyes and head are burning, her skin is screaming in pain, she is coughing, her throat is patch dry.... and she is obviously very ill and needed very much to be in bed.
Well nothing, life will still function as normal. She will still needs to ferry her kids, she will still needs to ensure all their needs are catered for.
That is the saddest part of being a homemaker. When you are ill, there isn't a replacement for you. LOLz.
So everyday I pray that I won't be down with a flu for it is the worst ailment you can get especially if you are burning with a fever.
Anyway, I finally make through the day and was able to visit a doctor in the evening. With a strong dose of medication and a night of rest, I was feeling a little better today, at least much better than yesterday.
After 8 years as a homemaker, my hubby finally takes time off from work and volunteered to ferry my girl to her tuition class today. I was simply touched and comforted.
While they were gone, guess what, I couldn't sleep despite taking the cough and cold mixture (牛力命). Yes it is the pre ferment dough that is sitting in the fridge and yelling out for me. hahaha
I had prepared this dough thinking of freshly baked bread for my kids. Without realising that I am the next victim of this flu epidemic.
As it has been sitting for more than 17 hours in the fridge and I didn't want to waste the dough either. I proceed on, after all, cinnamon rolls sounded really delicious and with my kids not having proper meal these past days, I believe that it will be a good welcome for them as a snack.
This time round, I have used fresh yeast. Yes I finally found them in Singapore. I should say it is way easier to handle than instant ones.
I don’t know why, but my dough took longer to proof. With energy draining by the minutes, I didn't wait till my third proof to be fully developed. I just dumped it into the oven.
Luckily it still turned out soft. It is a far cry from the Cinnamon Roll that I ate before. Hubby commented that there isn't enough Cinnamon. For me, I think it lacks the "sticky" feel. Also I can hardly call this a roll for it is squarish!
Now I really need to surf and see how people do it and hope to do a better job next time. Hopefully by tomorrow, I will feel recharge and start to prepare for my CNY baking.
Till then, Happy Baking to all and a good weekend.
With still nearly a block of fresh yeast in the freezer, I am sure more bread churning out from this little kitchen of mine.
Recipe source: Natural Breads Made Easy Pg 63