What a way to start the weekend!
–Backtrack to last night–
Nick and I packed up our bags and the car to get on the road and ended up finishing off the fried rice and veggie leftovers for dinner. Yup, right out of the container…and eaten while standing the kitchen, hurrying to get on the road.
I also had a Diet Coke during the trip because, well, sometimes I just want one.
We got to Nick’s parents’ house around 10 pm last night, let the puppies play for a little bit, and then got in bed.
I was up at 6 this morning to get ready for my breakfast date with Bob, my father-in-law (also my sourdough partner in crime and the originator of Bob’s Breakfast –> over easy eggs and syrup over pancakes) .
I’d been hearing about Shank’s Bakery for a while. This is Bob’s normal Friday morning spot and I was excited to finally try it for myself.
It was such a cute place! Tucked into a little corner in downtown Harrisonburg, it would be easy to miss except for the amazing smell of bread and cinnamon coming out each time someone opened the doors ;)
Since we were here eating pretty early, their cases weren’t completely filled – but they were busy baking away in the back.
Our sticky buns (aka, the main reason Bob told me I needed to come here) were still in the oven when we arrived, so we had a little “breakfast appetizer” while we waited for our rolls.
Doesn’t everyone start their Friday morning breakfast off with a german chocolate cupcake?
I need to know this cupcake recipe. It was the best chocolate cupcake I’ve ever had. I’m not sure what all is in the batter, but it was delicious! And that’s not just the icing talking.
And then – our sticky buns came to the table, piping hot.
Yum, yum, yum. I’ve made cinnamon rolls and sticky buns before, but theirs are on a completely different level.
The bottom of the roll was crispy, which I’ve never been able to do with mine. And that sugary, sticky topping was like a slightly-hardened caramel! So good, and such a great contrast to the soft, cinnamon-spiked dough.
Not a bad way to start my Friday :)
I’m back at their house watching Maggie while Cindy gets ready and then we’re off for our normal shopping route: Costco, Martin’s, Amish Market. Then it’s back home to cook all afternoon and get ready for the rest of the weekend.
Here we go!