Tuesday, September 29, 2015
VF's First Poppy Seed Roll
VF was an eager helper, as always, and she helped poor all the ingredients into the bowl. The whole while she mixed with a fork she was eager to get her hands into the dough. Toddler like however as soon as she was able to start kneading with her hands she didn't like it because they got sticky. We worked through it though. After the dough picked up a bit more of the dusting flour and after I pointed out to her that her handprints appeared in the dough she was once again on board with helping out.
While the dough rested she greased the pan (all by herself) and opened the can of poppy seeds. "Black ball seeds" as she called them. She tasted a few and declared them to be yummy. So we rolled out the dough together, and after I spread the seeds out on it she licked the spoon clean. Another wait for it to rise, and then into the oven they went. She helped keep an eye out for it to turn golden brown, and gave a shout when it was ready. I think it could have used a bit more time, as the inside was a bit gooier than I prefer, but overall I think it was a pretty successful job.
As for JA, she was here too - mostly just laying about. Babies - they just sleep the day away. Now if only she would do the same at night!