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Tell me about your first time making something

SarahCW | Dec 31, 201404:03 PM

So today I made my very first batch of sweet rolls. I've never been a bread maker--2014 saw me use yeast practically for the first time, and the timing seemed so tricky on sweet rolls.

I even made a big goof reading the recipe, when I mis-understood 2 packets of yeast (2 1/4 tsp) to mean it just needed 2 1/4 tsp, not 4 1/2 tsp yeast. But it turns out you can add the yeast after kneading it, and they turned out pretty good.

One of my favorite things is trying to make something I've never made before, but I've found that I sometimes feel like an idiot for being so proud of learning something other people do all the time. People are not as impressed with sweet rolls as I am impressed with my VERY FIRST sweet rolls! Though, my family was very impressed when I told them I made paneer or marshmallows--they were less impressive to me, because they were less difficult.

Tell me about the first time you tried a new recipe or technique, did it work out, were you happy with the result? Do you like to keep trying with a technique until you master it? Now that I've made sweet rolls, I probably wont make them again for a while. I'm already planning my next thing to try for the first time...biscotti!

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