I have a new favorite breakfast.
These — four of them — were delivered to our room on a recent PR trip to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. My husband and I just stared at them; we rarely eat pastry for breakfast, and there was no way we could down four of them. But there was warm cream cheese icing dripping off the rolls, so we had to at least split one.
Fast forward to two hours later…there was about a third of a roll left.
As it turns out, these aren’t your average cinnamon rolls: The Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Oralndo pastry chef, Francis Metais, spent weeks perfecting the recipe. Instead of the typical heavy, “bread-like” sweet roll, the dough used is closer to a croissant or a danish dough, making the rolls extremely light, airy, and flaky.
This also means that that aforementioned cream cheese icing soaks right into the pastry (!!!) — seriously, my mouth is watering as I remember it. I tried to take a photo that did this particular attribute justice:
You can find these in the middle of Disney World property at the Hilton Bonnet Creek’s MUSE coffee shop (opens at 5am for the early birds on their way to the parks; closes at 11pm). Or, if you’re staying at the Hilton Bonnet Creek or Waldorf Astoria Orlando, you can just have ‘em delivered to your room ;-).
Thanks again to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando for hosting us and treating us to these incredible, delectable rolls.