Thursday, February 2, 2012

Roles de canela

On January 6, or Día de los Reyes, Dick got the moneta (little plastic Jesus) in his piece of the rosca (pastry in the form of a crown).  Tradition says he has to host the celebration on Día de Candelaria on February 2.  Thank goodness there were others in the workyard who also got a moneta.  Our contribution would be homemade cinnamon rolls.  We made three batches at Roberto's house.  Panchis, Dick, and Eva (Roberto's daughter-in-law) were my assistants.
Meanwhile Roberto made us a fantastic lunch:  rajas con queso (sautéed onions and garlic, green chiles, tomatoes, and cheese - all heated up and melty - served with tortillas - so yummy).  After his grandchildren came home from school, we had carne asada (grilled beef) tacos with all the trimmings.  Roberto is a great cook.
Eva decided to start a fourth batch of cinnamon rolls.
These just need to rise a second time and then, into the oven.
As Eva was making her batch, she took pictures and posted them to her Facebook page.  Her cousins started posting messages saying they wanted to taste them also.
Grace (Eva's daughter) got the first cinnamon roll because she had to leave to go to cheerleading practice. 
Alex (Eva's son) gave the biggest compliment, "They're as good as the cinnamon rolls at Cinnabon."
A most successful day all around.  Thanks to all who helped and Roberto for making lunch and letting me use his kitchen and oven.  I could never have done this on the boat.
And good luck to Eva who said she's going to make another batch tomorrow for her cousins.

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