The other week I mentioned the fact that we were having a fund raiser for the Cancer Council under the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea whereby you host a morning tea and raise some money for the Cancer Council.
At work the team from student services had arranged a function at another campus where they were going to have a morning tea and cup cakes, i suggested we hold one at our campus and voulunteered to make cinnamon scrolls for the morning tea. With permission granted from the relevant managers it was just a matter of coming in early that day, 3.00am start instead of the usual 7.45 or should I say prior to my 7.45 start.
I had a voulunteer to get out of a warm bed to assist in production , it was really good because Michael is the Hospitality technician and had all the keys for all the doors.
So on the designated May morning i awoke before the alarm (funny i always seem to be able to do that) so off to the workplace just after 2.40, i do live nice and close, i was let in by one of the cleaning ladies who got a little bit of a fright when i looked through the window. Michael arrived soon after and we got stuck in, the first dough was soon made which was a 5kg timed dough for about 90minutes bulk fermentation. Immediately followed by a second 5kg dough with a little less yeast for an estimated 2 hour bulk fermentaion.Then thirdly we made an instant 2.5kg dough with no fruit as we were told that some people dont like fruit, and we wanted to cater for everyone that would come along.
The instant dough was scaled and preshaped and given a short rest on the bench whilst we enjoyed a coffee. from then on it was me rolling out the 1.2kg dough pieces washing and applying the cinnamon sugar and rolling up with Michael cutting the logs into 12 x 100g divisions and placing on the trays and into the prover.
The first timed dough was now ready and we followed the previous pattern, we were hitting our straps. We soon had the proover full so we utilised the secon Unox oven as a proover as it could be set very low, the first lot of scrolls soon were ready for the oven, time for another quick coffee and prepare the bun wash.
The first batch were out and washed the second batch were proving nicely, however we were going to need the second oven, fotunately these heat up at the rate of a degree per second so in less that 4 minutes were good to go.
The second timed dough was now ready for turning into buns same process me shaping and Michael cutting.
any way we finished up with 21 dozen scrolls all ready for morning tea and me showered and back behind my desk for my normal duties.
The girls from student services did the rest so at morning tea time we made our way back to the training restaurant for a cuppa and a fresh buttered cinnamon scroll with a raffle ticket and cancer council merchandise and all for a gold coin donation. By the end of the day over $600 was raised for a most worthy cause, which i was very pleased to have been able to help with.
Michael washing the scrolls straight from the oven
Pleased with the mornings effort