As mrdreamjeans points out, taste is paramount. And with a pinch of cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top with the butter, these are delicious. Turned out the liquid adjustment required some more cooking time. Notes added to the recipe. There will be more experiments.
When my previous wife became my ex about 23 years ago she kept the bread machine. I was annoyed but in true zen fashion the barn had burnt down and I could see the sky. I learned how to bake from scratch. Flour, salt, water, some yeast and a wooden bowl to begin making bread. My new, improved wife agrees that taste is everything but, of course I love the process and am never fully satisfied with the results. These surprised me, though. Not so purple after all.
Clearly, though. We need to experiment some more. I suspect the neighbors will be happy beneficiaries of the extras.