Overbaking in Babeland

This was supposed to be the month I redeemed myself. After being an utter Slacker Babe for the past three months, I wanted to get back into the good graces of the (ever-gracious and never-guilt-tripping) Bread Baking Babes with these Oatmeal Twists. I’m sorry to say I have failed.

They look nice, but in case you were wondering if the bread-is-very-difficult-to-overbake principle also applies to rolls: it doesn’t. Or perhaps it does, and I have acheived the near-impossible. In any case, Elle (FeedingMy Enthusiasms) selected a wonderful recipe for us, her adaptation of Farine’s Morning Cuddles. Thanks to about 15 superfluous minutes in the oven, mine were nothing like a cuddle at all. Try morning whack upside the head.

I promise you, the flavor of these twists is just lovely. So I encourage you to be a Bread Baking Buddy by 1) reading the recipe more carefully than I did, and 2) sending the photo of your cuddly-soft twists to Elle by June 29.

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  1. What a pity you overbaked them… after all the effort.
    I’d love to be a June BBBuddy and I am looking forward to baking them.
    All the best!

  2. Sure proves looks can be deceiving doesn’t it. These look perfectly wonderful. Things happen.
    Love that basket.

  3. I plan to do my vegan version.

  4. I never knew 15 min. would already be enough to overbake them. Too bad, but the picture looks good at least :)

  5. Too bad, Susan!! What’s strange is that they don’t look over-baked at all. In fact, they look how I wanted my twists to look.

    Can your twists be rescued and turned into bread pudding?

  6. They do look good! Too over-baked to eat? That’s a shame. Ah well, there’s always the next bread!

  7. So there is such a thing as too long a morning cuddle after all! ;-) Sorry about the mishap, Susan! Like Elizabeth I am hoping you were able to rescue the rolls and turn them into something yummy.

  8. We won’t talk about that time-lapse thing…. They look lovely!

  9. Overbaked? Susan! LOL well they could be my morning bread then. between my husband and me I’m the one that could use a whack on the head in the morning, can we all say slooooow starter?

  10. Did you say overbake? These bread look absolutely wonderful. Love oatmeal bread especially with the addition of roll oats even better. I have to admit bread making is such a fun thing to do. Whatever the outcome…it’s still satisfying. :o ) I’m sure you are too!
    Have a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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