scottish sweets

Brave Iced Rolls


Yields 12 rolls

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons bread flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons bread flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups butter, room temperature
  • Orange royal icing
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Egg wash
Equipment
  • Stand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Bench flour
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #12 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix yeast, warm milk and 5 tablespoons of bread flour to create a paste and allow it to set for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar.
  4. Add the remaining flour in 4 parts as you knead the dough on low. Add salt half way through.
  5. Add in soft butter chunks and knead dough for 2 minutes.
  6. Shape dough into a ball and allow it to set for 1 ½ to 2 hours in a warm place.
  7. Punch dough down and form it into small spheres. Allow them to proof for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush rolls with egg wash and bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool slightly before icing. Drizzle royal icing over each roll and top with half a maraschino cherry.
  10. TaDa! These scrumptious Brave Iced Rolls will be the subject of folklore for generations to come!
Scratch that. Reverse it.

Hero: *thinks he’s telling the heroine that he loves her* I don’t want to be in love with you. I don’t wan’t my life turned upside down. I never wanted to feel this way about anyone. 

Heroine: Alright then. Clearly he doesn’t love me, nor does he want to love me.

*SOME EXTRAORDINARILY DISTANT MOMENT LATER*

Hero: Oh. Wait. Hold on. 

Me: 

Originally posted by bandathebillie

Can we officially call this: Pulling a Mr. Darcy?

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An Interesting Equation

I wrote in an email to a friend today, and without thinking typed, “Like you, my animals have come to mean so much to me, and like you my heart grows skwishier by the day because of them.  Isn’t it funny?  Exposure to humans made me harder, more untrusting.  Exposure to critters made me happier, softer and skwishier. Warmer”

I just dashed it off, but the more I think of it, the truer it proves to be. People equals heartbreak, kitties equal happiness.

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My cat actually kisses me!

Dr. Meemersworth the Scottish Fold Kitten Kisses

Sweet

Kitten giving kisses

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a goblin with an actual angel. 😭😇🌟

everyone should go see courtney act’s ‘the girl from oz’ at edinburgh fringe if they get the chance! she is unbelievably talented, charming & hilarious 💛