Well, if you've followed me from my previous blog on wordpress (Ivy Arts) then you know that I'm a baker. I think it's fair to say that I'm an experienced baker. I've been making the lion's share of the bread in our house for about 5 years and I have a sourdough starter that's nearly as old as my son. I conquered my fear of yeast years ago.
A favorite on my blogroll is the lovely and talented Dana from Old Red Barn Co. She's been baking and posting tempting pictures of her treats. Maybe it's the cold winter or (just possibly) my sweet tooth but I've caved twice. Last week it was chocolate chip cookies. My kids favorite cookie. No biggie there.
But then, this week it was these. Kolaches. I'm not even sure I can pronounce it but they just looked delicious.
Well suffice it to say that mine did not come out as mouth-wateringly gorgeous as hers.
Oh they look tasty enough (frosting can do that), and believe me, they are. But maybe I made them too big, or didn't let them rise enough the first time, but they got some tremendous oven spring that made them lose all the jam that was so lovingly placed on each. You can taste a hint of strawberry under the glaze but that's about it. The parchment paper is where most of the jam landed. Sigh. Not quite as planned but still a very edible mistake.