Funny thing is, he was so tired from our morning activities that he actually fell asleep during quiet time and wouldn't wake up. The first rising was done, I put the dough in the fridge so it wouldn't over-rise, but I had to bake it off before the witching hour -- so I ended up doing the actual fun part of rolling tiny pieces of dough and dipping into the orange syrup. It was quite fun. For me. The end result was amazing -- crunchy goodness on the outside, soft and light on the inside.
Recipe: Orange Bubble Loaf from Bread Machine Magic
- The pan I used was too small and the bubbles started popping out from the top. Next time, I'll use a Bundt pan.
- I forgot to incorporate the lemon rind in the dough. It tasted fine, but it would probably taste better with it.
- Maybe I'll make 1.5 times the amount of syrup next time.
Result: Not too sweet, crunchy on the outside, soft and light on the inside. Success!
Here's the bread after the second rising -- the bubbles are about to pop out.
Here is the golden goodness right out of the oven.