It’s been a long week and you deserve a treat. But instead of getting donuts or muffins at the local bakery, why not make something extra special for yourself? Now, we know that the thought of having to bake anything might not sound very attractive. But once you discover these vintage French puff pastry, the time you spend baking will be well worth the effort.

Blogger and baker, Claire Thomas, has a penchant for vintage cookbooks and she’s attempted many recipes from the 30s, 40s and 50s. She tweaked and adjusted this French puff pastry recipe so that modern women could enjoy them, too.

Now, if you associate “French pastry” with something fancy, finicky and difficult, there’s good news. Thomas describes these French pastry puffs as a hybrid between “a muffin and donut, dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar.” Need we say more?


To make these adorable, delicious puffs, all you need to do is mix butter and sugar together in a mixer, along with an egg. Allow this to blend until smooth and creamy. Then, in a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the buttery mixture.

Then, slowly add milk and vanilla extract until everything is combined. Spoon the batter into

A greased muffin tin and bake in 350-degree oven for about 25 minutes.

Once finished, remove the puffs and dip them into pre-melted butter, before rolling them in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Voila! Pour a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy these vintage French pastry puffs that are simple but easy as can be. Bon appetite!

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