Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bingley and its Five Rise Locks

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Bingley and its Five Rise Locks

Love Travelling

We decided to visit Bingley to view the famous Five Rise Lock staircase on the Leeds Liverpool canal, which is the steepest in Britain.   Bingley is located in West Yorkshire and can be accessed by train as Bingley is on the Airedale Line with regular services from Leeds and Bradford.  The Locks are approximately half a mile from the town centre just off Beck Lane and street parking is available nearby.

image Traditional signpost at the Five Rise Locks, Bingley

image Lock keeper and boater operating the ground paddle

The Locks opened in 1774 and rise a total of 60 feet allowing boats to be lifted or lowered in five stages.  A lock staircase is where the locks open directly from one to another, meaning that the top gate of one forms the bottom gate of the next.  As a boat enters the lock chamber to descend the staircase the water…

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Adventures in Cinnamon Rolls

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The Lazy Homesteader

Cinnamon 7Early last week, Rick came home talking about cinnamon rolls.  They sounded so good, I started craving them myself.  I am not much of a baker, but I decided to look for a cinnamon roll recipe that would make something resembling a Cinnabon.  I love how gooey Cinnabons are.  The recipes I’ve tried in the past always bake somewhat hard, dry rolls.

Well, thanks to google, this is what I came up with.  It’s adapted from recipes that I found on this blog and this website.

Rolls:
1 (¼ oz). pkg. yeast
1 c. warm (not hot) milk
½ c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. melted butter
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
4 c. all-purpose flour

Filling:
1 c. packed brown sugar
2½ TBS. cinnamon
1/3 c. butter, softened

Icing:
8 TBS. butter, softened
¼ c. (2 oz.) cream cheese
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
1½ c. confectioners sugar

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