Disclaimer: If you’re counting calories, ignore this post! I know that I’m all the time preaching about healthy food so I’m blaming Christmas and cinnamon for this post!
Do you know that special cheat food that brings up the greedy monster that you have inside you? Symptoms such as mouth watering just by thinking about it and silly sounds such as “mmm” when describing them? Well, this is one of those to me! In fact, I’m craving just now.
There are few things that scream Christmas comfort food to me more than a warm and extra moist bun full of cinnamon. In this store, they also make these buns with caramel and chocolate flavours. And obviously, we ordered all flavours!
Just ONE of these buns is a caloric bomb that equals an entire meal (Seriously, we’re talking about more than 1000cal per bun). But, if you are a Christmas freak enjoying the season in “calorie denial”, forget the diet for one day and try one. You’re forbidden to use cutlery or napkins for this. Eat it like it’s meant to be. I.e: with bare hands and get your fingers awesomely sticky!
The chocolate bun is way too sweet, but it’s chocolate – who doesn’t like chocolate? The caramel one is good until you bite onto those caramelised nuts. Then it becomes even better! Although chocolate and caramel are all-time favourites in almost everything, they also tend to be nauseating after a while. These buns are big enough to share and you’re not 10 anymore so you’re sugar intake must be limited as well (this day was an exception!).
Although the variations are good, I’m standing for the traditional cinnamon bun. I’m quite open-minded when it comes to food (or anything else for all that matters). However, if a recipe doesn;t changed for a long time, it’s a strong hint that something is being done right! Entire generations can’t be wrong.
Cinnamon buns are probably one of my favourite pastries. Although not typical in Portugal they remind me Christmas and trips around Eastern countries where I first tried them. Nothing like a pastry that evokes nostalgia.
I totally recommend that you try at least a warm cinnamon bun. Do it on a cold day. The perfect set is the Christmas street markets but what the hell, London is most of the time cold and Christmas can be whenever you want so you really don’t need an excuse to indulge in one of these.
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