Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
n the mean while she was in the carriage. He had handed them both in, and placed himself between them; and in this manner, under these circumstances, full of astonishment and emotion to Anne, she quitted Lyme. How the long stage would pass; how it was to affect their manners; what was to be their sort of intercourse, she could not foresee. It was all quite natural, however. He was devoted to Henrietta; always turning towards her; and when he spoke at all, always with the view of supporting her hopes and raising her spirits. In general, his voice and manner were studiously calm. To spare Henrietta from agitation seemed the governing principle. Once only, when she had been grieving over the last ill-judged, ill-fated walk to the Cobb, bitterly lamenting that it ever had been thought of, he burst forth, as if wholly overcome.
"Don't talk of it, don't talk of it," he cried. "Oh God! that I had not given way to her at the fatal moment! Had I done as I ought! But so eager and so resolute! Dear, sweet Louisa!"
Apple Cinnamon Roll
Inspired by Lou Seibert Pappas
10g active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
Pinch of sugar + 6 tbsp
170 g unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ tsp salt
2 tsp ground cardamom or vanilla extract ( I used ground cardamom)
3 eggs (room temperature)
4 ½ to 5 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup warm milk
Apple Cinnamon filling:
2 diced or shredded apples (Granny Smith)
180g light brown sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
200g cold butter cut into pieces
1 cup raisins soaked in 6 tbsp rum
1)In a small bowl add warm water, yeast & a pinch os sugar. Stir well to dissolve & let stand till foamy for about 10 to 15 mins.
2) In a large bowl , beat 6 tbsp of sugar, the salt, butter, cardamom or vanilla together with wooden spoon or electric mixer till light & fluffy.
3) Add in eggs & beat well. Add 1 cup of flour & beat till smooth. Add in milk & gradually add 2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time. Beat till well combined. Stir in yeast mixture & gradually add 1 ½ cups to 2 cups of remaining flour. To make a soft elastic dough. Knead the dough with hand for 10 to 15 minutes till smooth & elastic in texture. Place in a buttered big bowl & cover with damp tea towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm room till it doubled in size , about 1 ½ hours.
4) For apple cinnamon filling: In a food processor mix in all brown sugar , flour, cinnamon together. Rub in butter with fingers till crumbly. Add in diced apples & raisins , mix well till combined.
5). Press down the dough & knead the dough on a lightly floured board till smooth for 2 minutes. Cut the dough into half. Roll on half into 26 x36 cm rectangle. Spread evenly half of the apple filling. Roll up the dough & slice or cut the roll at 2 cm intervals. Repeat with the remaining dough & filling & place them in a greased cake pan & cover with tea towels or plastic wrap in a warm room for 1 hour.
6) Preheat oven to 170°C . Lightly brush the roll with milk . Place in the oven & bake for 30 to 35 minutes till golden brown. Let to cool. Serve with maple syrup . YUM
Enjoy & bon appetit