Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cinnamon......oooooh

One cold January evening we went out with another couple to eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Afterward, we agreed to "walk dinner off" by strolling around the area.  About half-way through the exercise we started smelling cinnamon.  Understand that we felt stuffed full of Chinese food, but cinnamon.... Finally we came upon the bakery.  It was like a story book!  We stepped inside viewed  the most awesome cinnamon rolls.  Yes, we bought them "to go" and feasted on them later.  Do you have a favorite bakery?  Both of our favorites are now gone, (oh how we enjoyed Sophie's Bakery). This image is of Vesuvio Bakery in N.Y., but it kind of had the same mom and pop feel as our cinnamon roll bakery!      

25 comments:

dj said...

you will laugh but our families favorite bakery is the main street bakery on main street of magic kingdom at walt disney world. we are disney fans and we consider it our second home...walking up mainstreet and seeing the castle and smelling the bakery smells as you near the castle....which i figure disney pipes in the smell......lol. the bakery has a wonderful french toast loaf......mmmmmmm mmmmmmm.
good thing we leave in the morning for our second home tomorrow morn....hehehe.

dj

Semi Expat said...

OOOOOH - those cinnamon rolls look absolutely delish!!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I think too many of the great old bakeries we used to have are gone ... there is one fantastic one for cakes nearby, and another that makes the most divine almond croissants! yummm ... if you're ever in New York, we'll take a tour!

Red Felted Heart said...

It's amazing what the smell of baked goods can do to us :-)...My favorite place to visit when I'm in their area is Great Harvest Bread Company. They great you with a thick slice of bread of your choice. Butter and jam on the side!

katie said...

Awesome looking cinnamon rolls. I used to bake my own.
Here at the lake we do have a new bakery, I hear they only have bread. Haven't visited yet. It is owned and run by a religious group call "The twelve tribes" if you saw them on the streets you would think 60's hippies. Might check it out someday.

kimsound studios said...

I so LIKE this PHOTO! In Houston, we were blocks away from shops similar this! NICE!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhh my! Such temptation!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

When I was working in the ATL, I frequented a deli/bakery in Toco Hills called Bagel Palace. Their fresh made daily bagels were to die for, as were the pastries like Cream Puffs and the cakes - oh my gosh!!! I especially loved going there for the Jewish holidays and getting Mandel Bread, it was yummy. And no, I'm not Jewish.

devonaz said...

Wow I can smell them thru the computer,,,no I dont have a favorite..but when I lived in Germany oh my the bakeries there,,I could walk to one and I did almost everyday...thanks for sharing..

Danielle and Clint said...

STOP! U are making me drool! :-P

Cynthia said...

I don't have a favorite bakery. Well, there is one downtown but I rarely get there- which is a good thing because my diet and French pastries are not compatible. Sigh. I wish I could just live on a diet OF French pastries!

Lindsay said...

This bakery is picture perfect! How lucky you are to have this old town feel left in your town! I'm jealous! Happy Friday :) xoxo

fairfieldhouse said...

Well, cinnamon increases metabolism -- who cares if the recommended dose is a teaspoon daily. Besides, who can resist cinnamon buns with a cup of fresh brewed coffee?
I miss the wonderful bakeries in North Jersey and Manhattan. None down here. My favorite? Ferrara's Italian Bakery in Little Italy.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh!! I thought you were going to say you made those delicious looking Cinnamon Rolls. My sweetie loves Cinnamon Rolls and it's one thing I have never tried to make. We do have a local bakery that I go to for special times. I can just smell the Cinnamon.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Sounds like me ~ decide to 'walk off' a big meal, then stop in and pick up cinnamon rolls on said walk :) All the good, old bakeries around here are gone. We do have a decent one left in our only non-walmart grocery remaining here in town. Which reminds me, I need to shop there more often! -Tammy

Oklahoma Granny said...

That bakery looks so welcoming. I wish there was one around here! Unfortunately there isn't a bakery close to us unless you want to count Walmart or one of the grocery stores. So our favorite bakery is my kitchen.

Just Breathe said...

I loved growing up in the Chicago area with real down to earth bakery's in every town.

Cora said...

I love the smell of cinnamon...and it is one of those smells that draws you to it, especially baking!

Technodoll said...

That image of the cinnamon rolls gave me a mild heart attack, induced by too much drooling and lots of gluttony.

YUM!

lori vliegen said...

you know, i think that i could actually be inspired to go out and take a walk.....if i knew i could follow my nose and end up at a bakery like this (just as they were pulling the cinnamon rolls out of the oven....!!).
yeeeehaw!! :))

caroline joy said...

Nothing better than a good bakery -- except for an adorable, good bakery!

Donna said...

You are a bad, bad girl for posting that picture of gooey goodness in January!

Lorilee said...

oh yum, I love cinnamon rolls! I need to learn to make them. My step-mom makes delicious cinnamon rolls. We have a bakery called Cimarron Express. They make THE best glazed sugar cookies. They are EVEN better than chocolate!
Blessings,
Lorilee

The Gough Inn said...

Home town feel from your photo shows -- is always a welcome temptaion of the heart of those yummy bakeries..

Rita said...

Ooooooh, I love cinnamon rolls. Want to bake me some? The smell is so enticing!