This is the second time I have made these beautiful cinnamon morsels. How does everyone feel about cinnamon? It is my favourite spice and has been for many years now. There is nothing more inviting than walking into a bakery, a supermarket, or your own kitchen, that smells of warm cinnamon. Some say it's purely a Christmas spice. I think this is horribly restrictive and my taste buds couldn't cope without it for long! So it lives with me all year long. I love it in cakes, biscuits, porridge. It's the spice that just keeps on giving.
I made these from one of my favourite baking books, Homestyle Cookies, Muffins and Cakes. It can be bought here from The Book People for anyone who would like to buy it. It's a fabulous book with lots of choice. It's a go to book for me as I have made three or four things out of it which have been a success.
The picture in the book is a little deceiving compared with my results though. They look like they have a lot of depth and mine look about half the size of them. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, if at all, as I know pictures in books can be misleading. Sometimes I could do with a 50p for scale so I can compare!
Despite the discrepancy in size, they are absolutely gorgeous. They taste like cinnamon brownies to me. Very rich, dense and soft. I like that they wouldn't win the competition for the prettiest cakes, as sometimes you really don't want to slave away crumb coating on a Sunday!