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Persian Buns

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

These chocolate frosted deep-fried cinnamon rolls were a favorite treat of mine growing up. As a kid we used to get them one every summer from a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, that bakery closed many years ago and I haven't been able to find a similar treat for sale since (though I've heard word that a bakery in Belfast, Maine now makes their own version of Persians). To recreate them I took my inspiration from this "crispy creamy" doughnut recipe for the dough and slathered them with a rich dark chocolate frosting.

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie, a Midtown Lunch contributor, and co-author of the book New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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