Daily prompt : Clean Slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

The room I am in is the kitchen. The person who lives there is Connie, because this is Connie’s World. Connie has decided to make some rolls. She has not made then in a long time. She has been buying those frozen ones and lets them thaw and rise and then cook them. But today is different, there isn’t any time to thaw out the rolls because they take hours to thaw and rise. She goes to the closet where she stores the big, heavy Kitchen Aid mixer, the one that weights too much. She has her son carry it out and put it on the counter. Now she looks up a recipe. A roll recipe she saw on Food Wishes, he is a chef that makes great cooking videos. He puts some rosemary in his rolls but she just wants regular rolls, so she leaves it out. She gets out her big bag of yeast and puts it in the mixing bowl, like he said to do in his video. She puts in some warm water and waits 10 minutes. It is supposed to get frothy, that way you know if the yeast is “alive”. It does not get frothy so she dumps it out and decides to start over. She gets a glass measuring cup and measures out the yeast again. Heats up some more water and puts it with the yeast in the measuring cup. Then she adds a pinch of sugar because that yeast loves sugar, mixes it up and waits. After 10 more minutes, the yeast is super frothy and “alive”. She puts it in the mixer and adds 1 tablespoon of honey and warms up some milk and butter but not too hot, it will kill the yeast. Yeast makes the dough rise, you don’t want dead yeast. Put 2 1/2 cups into the mixer, a little at a time and mix until it comes to a ball. It looks a little sticky, so she added a spoon more of flour until it all came off the bottom of the bowl, then let it mix for 6 minutes. She pulled it off and put some olive oil on it and made a ball and put it in the mixing bowl and covered it and let it sit and rise until double, about 2 hours.

After two hours she cut out square shapes and made little ball shapes and put them on a baking sheet, close but not touching. Cover them with plastic sprayed with cooking spray and wait 30 more minutes. This is what they looked like after 30 minutes.


The oven was heated to 375 degrees F, and they were put into the oven to bake for 22 minutes. Also she brushed an egg wash over the tops before baking, I guess to help then brown. She did not have time to take a picture of them when they were finished. The turkey that she was baking did not get warm after 30 minutes in the oven and all the rest of the dinner was done, so she had to keep putting it (the turkey which is one of those frozen ones in a box)  in the microwave to cook and it took another 20 minutes and tasted awful when it was done, so the dinner was a mess and nobody like it. So the rolls were a total waste of time. Then she spent an hour doing dishes and cleaning up all the mess. Now the kitchen is clean and she says she is not cooking dinner tomorrow.

You can go here to participate about your room you see. I think I will go see what everyone else wrote about.

3 thoughts on “Daily prompt : Clean Slate

  1. I was going to comment on how nice the kitchen must have smelt with the baked rolls just out of the oven.

    It’s awful when you spend a lot of time on something and the rest doesn’t turn out right

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