Monday, October 4, 2010

National Cinnamon Bun Day!

I think I must just be genetically programmed from my Swedish grandfather. The past few days, I've been wanting to make something with cinnamon (despite my husband's severe distaste of the spice). I searched through loads of recipes and even printed out a few I was tempted to make. But in the end, the cinnamon buns won out. Maybe because they are something that you just can't get in this area. Or maybe, just maybe because of my Swedish roots, I just felt it was time to make them. For unbeknownst to most, October 4 is National Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden.

Who'd have known!

Certainly not me, I'll admit, if I didn't have a good Swedish friend who informed me of this little known fact.

But known or unknown, I did make my first ever batch of homemade cinnamon buns. It was a learning experience and there are definitely changes I'll make for future batches. But all in all, and based on the speed at which they disappeared around here, I'd say they were a small success.

ps - I don't have time at the moment, but if you're interested, I'll post the recipe I used. Just let me know or if you have any secrets yourself for making these lovely rolls...















5 comments:

LeAnne said...

Those look divine. I love a good cinnamon bun.

Not Perfect But Nice said...

Yummy,yummy,yummy! These look so delicious. Can you tell I'm a "gourmande"? Please DO post the recipe when you have time. :)

BTW I have heard that cinnamon is actually very beneficial as it helps to regulate the sugar in the blood. So these are healthy as well!

Chichiboulie said...

It's true! Cinnamon IS very good for your health and in regulating blood sugar. I've tried it myself to happy results.

And yes, I will post the recipe...

Amber Dawn said...

Oh my goodness. Next time I eat cinnamon buns I will tell everyone it's for medicinal purposes teehee.How wonderful that you discovered the day you really craved cinnamon buns is National Cinnamon Bun Day. I LOVE stories like that.

Catherine said...

Hi Gretchen! I'd love to see the recipe! Cinnamon is my favorite spice, and cinnamon buns are my favorite breakfast food. These look divine. Literally my mouth is watering...