April 5th, 2012
I did it! I found the recipe. The one that yields a magical food that is like donut, cinnamon muffin and buttery crumb cake all rolled into one. The one that gives you two bites of heaven. The one for these Oven Baked Cinnamon Sugar Puffs.
These are my palate’s soul mate. They satisfy my appetite in a dangerous way, but I like living on the edge. Especially for love.
I recommend that you save these for a fun, special occasion—brunch with friends, birthday treat or such like. They are too good and, um, too buttery and sugary for regular consumption (especially for little ones). Easter certainly counts and these would definitely make a fabulous addition to your holiday breakfast spread. And—ooh!—maybe you can combine the cinnamon with one of these naturally colored pastel sanding sugars (a OHM Daily Craving, thank you very much!).
Taking it too far? Maybe. Love does that to me.
Screw the Easter Bunny and her basket of cheap chocolates. This year, Easter is all about the Cinnamon Sugar Puff (can be shared with kids 12+ mos)*.
*Note: While there is nothing in these that is unsafe for younger eaters, I recommend these—even on special occasions—for kids 12+ months due to the relatively high sugar content.
Warning: This post links to Momtastic, where I originally posted this recipe. Since I share the recipe exactly as written on Food52, my Momtastic post will lead you to Food52 for the full directions which is, in my opinion, good form. And linking to Momtastic here (instead of directly to the recipe on Food52) is also, in my opinion, good form since I posted about these there first. You can read more in my comment below. It’s annoying and I gain nothing from it, but it’s the way it goes sometimes. Sorry for the inconvenience.