Salad and Sweets Party, featuring sticky buns
The next day: the salad spread, with homemade white wine and lemon vinaigrettes.
I turned the rest of the "dog-bone" Sokolov loaf into croutons.
Very simple red potato salad.
One of my favorites--curried couscous salad, with whole wheat couscous.
But let's look back to earlier that morning. What's this? Buns! The buns are risen, Hallelujah! After being shaped and set into the pans the night before, they were nestled into the fridge for holding. Early the next morning, they were taken out of the fridge so they could warm and proof, doubling in size in just a matter of hours!
The sticky buns! Now, with softer, more edible caramel!
Here are the buns with the walnuts and cherry-flavored cranberries.
And here are the plain buns. I like their flowery pattern. I ate the chunk that was missing off the edge, then sent the rest home with my guests, holding a half of each kind for my brother, who was to arrive later in the day. I didn't want to have anymore, seeing as how I'd eaten two of the tester buns the morning and night before.
I call this a graceful recovery after all the sticky buns--a very yummy dinner.