I’m not going to whine about how fast time has gone again, and that I haven’t properly prepared for today’s virtual tea party – because in the end I managed to bake a tray of these delicious cinnamon buns this morning and they have made me completely happy because, well, you know, CINNAMON!!!
(By now you’ve probably realized that I love the stuff. 😉 )
In case you detest cinnamon (I can’t even imagine how that’s possible but I’m willing to accept that you’re maybe one of the few), please feel free to skip this post and hop right over to Su’s where you’ll be perfectly served with little mini pancakes with a mix of toppings, lemon shortbread with mascarpone and strawberries or a fruit cake!
Also I found the perfect quotes to go along with my post, so even more happiness!!!
“Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.” Daniel Handler
“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously. “ Vanna Bonta
Did you know that cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient civilizations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a deity?
In Ancient Egypt, cinnamon was even used to embalm mummies(!).
To give you an idea about its worth in antiquity: cinnamon was too expensive to be commonly used on funeral pyres in Rome, but the Emperor Nero is said to have burned a year’s worth of the city’s supply at the funeral for his wife Poppaea Sabina in AD 65.
Personally I much prefer ingesting cinnamon while still alive. 😉 Preferably in forms of rolls but I don’t mind putting a bit of cinnamon in my coffee as well from time to time, and especially around Christmas.
Cinnamon is also supposed to have several health benefits (like for blood sugar management in those with diabetes, reduce blood pressure and ease digestive discomfort).
Hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to look what you’re bringing to the party! 😀
P.S. Noticed the deliberate absence of the C-word? Awesome, right? 😉