They turned out every bit as good as I'd expected! I might bake them for 2-3 minutes less next time, to amp up the gooeyness in the center. The Saigon cinnamon and wine aren't that strong in flavor, but emit one of the most wonderful smells ever when you dig into them right out of the oven. You can find the recipe here.
On a side note, big congrats to my good friends Josh & Carla (part-owner of Pacchia restaurant), who rang in the new year last night by tying the knot! A short & sweet ceremony at the stroke of midnight, surrounded by close family and friends. Two people couldn't be more perfect for one another (except J and I of course)!