“Rising” up to the challenge

Here is a quick video to learn some tips about baking and the importance of ingredients.

Today is the day!

I made BUNS for the first time EVER! Initially, I wanted to stick to local and small business recipes, but turns out they protect their recipes like GOLD and I do not blame them! Baking is not easy, everything is precise and takes time. Some would say years to master a perfect recipe.

So, I took my search to Pinterest and found a recipe by Valentina’s Corner. I won’t lie, I choose this recipe by looking at the ingredient list and I had everything at home already to make it, so it was an easy pick.

When I started the process of making these pizza buns, I noticed that the directions were not as clear, especially for a first timer! I am really happy I made cinnamon buns last week and remembered details like lightly grease the pan you are cooking the buns in, sprinkle flour on the counter before putting the dough down – I did forget to lightly grease the bowl the dough was rising in though! The recipe also didn’t tell you how much pizza sauce, cheese, or meat to put into each bun. I wish there was more visuals on her blog as well, that would have been more helpful for the first time baker.

Now, with all that being said and with the tricks I used from the cinnamon bun recipe, these pizza buns turned out pretty darn good! My taste testers both rated them a 7 out of 10. (they quickly went back for seconds though, so I don’t believe their rating scale).

The process:

The ingredients for the dough and after the dough has risen
Making the filling for the pizza buns, and letting them rise again.
making the top to put on before baking
The pizza buns
They were light and airy, and so tasty!


Stay Sweet,

Miss Blenkin

Baking tip #3 – Remember to remove your jewelry before you start mixing together dough with your hands! (I did not remember this tip and spent some time digging dough out of my ring)

3 thoughts on ““Rising” up to the challenge

  1. Hi Shana,
    Those pizza buns look absolutely delicious!!! Much like your cinnamon buns from last week,I feel like I would eat them all if they were around 😉 . So far you are batting 100 on your baking, two for two! Keep up the good work, I look forward to your next post 🙂

  2. Hi Shana,
    First off, I’d like to say that I love your blog, it is so enjoyable to read! Second, these pizza buns look delicious! I love finding recipes and realizing that I already have all the ingredients that are needed, so nice getting to skip the step of going to the grocery store. The ingredients you used for the top of the buns make my mouth water lol! I can’t wait to see what you make next week!

  3. Those pizza buns are mouth-watering! I like how you’re exploring different tastes, last week was something sweet and this week you cooked something savoury. I also agree with you that lots of recipes skip really important steps like greasing your pans. I guess from a non-beginner cook that is an obvious step, but to a beginner cook, it won’t be so. I know that I would definitely forget to get to grease my pans since I don’t know how to cook.

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