I am never making these cinnamon scrolls again! I am still recovering from the sugar coma I entered yesterday after scarfing down more of these rolls than any person should. They were just soooo good fresh from the oven.
I had a fabulous holiday to France just under 18 months ago to visit my lovely friend Denyse who lives near Montpelier. It is a beautiful part of the world and I had a great time strolling around old cities, sitting in cafes watching the world go by, eating lots of local cheese and of course catching up with Denyse. One of the other things I loved was the pain aux raisins that were made by the bakery in her local village. They were just packed with melt in your mouth goodness. The pastry was so deliciously flaky and light and the sweetness was there but not in an overpowering way.
Baking is not one of my strong points but it is something I would like to work on this year. I have very strong memories from when I volunteered in Namibia of trying to make bread using a Jamie Oliver recipe and it turning out as a very good tool for defending myself from potential burglars and not much else. I am not so bad with things like biscuits and cakes but stray away from those items and I am floundering. More