Maia and I made cinnamon twists yesterday. They were delicious! Between making the dough, letting it rise, rolling and twisting it into shape, letting them rise again, baking them (yes, these are baked doughnuts!), then dipping them in butter and cinnamon sugar, it was a half day affair. But easy and so worth it! Maia loved the process, although I have to say that she probably loved the product even more! By the way, I used half white whole wheat flour this time and they worked great. I might even try all white whole wheat next time.
Maia starts kindergarten in a couple of weeks. It's hard to believe that my mornings baking and creating with her are about to change. Instead it'll be a mad rush to get her to school by 8am. I suppose afternoons will become our time to do these things, perhaps as a way to wind down and reconnect after school (and maybe dinner will just make itself - ha). I imagine we have a bit of a transition ahead of us!