There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home.
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I especially love cinnamon in the morning—think: morning buns and cinnamon rolls— but it really pairs well with anything sweet or buttery. In fact every bakery in the Bay seems to have at least one cinnamon sweet on their menu, so which to choose? We've sifted through the offerings, and from cinnamon toast ice cream to iced cinnamon apple fritters, here are 7 cinnamon sweets that we love in San Francisco.
By combining these two twin titans of carbohydrate awesomeness, you've got a decadently delicious and addictive tour de force that just might change the way you look at morning sweets forever.
There are few food smells quite as hypnotic as the Cinnabon smell. You know it. At just about any mall food court, airport, or train station, it's there lingering, taunting you. But after 25 years, the Cinnabon counter is making room for a new dessert—and it doesn't even have an addictive aroma. The cupcake.