Sunday, 18 August 2013

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread.

If there is one thing that I try to add to dishes, its cinnamon. Honestly, do you not love its smell?


I adore cinnamon! Cinnamon buns, cinnamon bread, cinnamon and apple tart. Basically anything with apple in it, I throw in a bit of cinnamon too! Its just so nice! Sometimes I just eat an apple and dust some cinnamon over the top! Weird? Try it!


This recipe is another of my Cinnamon favourites! I have only made it a handful of times, but my, it is always in my mind. This is a yeast based bread, but unlike others, you don't have to wait around hours and hours waiting for it to rise. Bonus!

This recipe is originally from Joy the baker but it has had a few tweaks made to it by Jamie. This is an amazing bread. It is quite sweet so not for lunch, but it is perfect for tea and guests. It is called pull-apart bread as the way it is baked, you can tear apart a slice after! So handy and easy to do! Enjoy :)


Ingredients:

Bread:
1 cup Milk
4 tbls Butter
5-6 cups Flour (Enough to form a dough that it stiff and comes together)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
3/4 cups Hot Water
7g sachet Yeast

Filling:
8 tbls Butter
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Light Brown Sugar

Glaze:
1 cup Icing Sugar
1-2 tsp Water
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 70c. Heat the milk in the microwave for 1 minute. Then place the butter into the hot milk and let it sit for a minute or two, or until the butter starts to melt. 

2. Then mix 2 cups of flour, salt, sugar and eggs in a bowl. Then, mix in the hot water. 

3. Add the milk/butter mixture. Then add in the yeast and mix until combined.

4. Add the rest of your flour slowly until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Knead the mixture for 5 minutes (by hand/2 minutes by machine) 

5. Cut the dough into two equal parts. Shape each half into a round ball and let it rest for about 5 minutes. 

6. Roll each ball of dough out into a large rectangle. Spread 4 tablespoons softened butter over the top of each rectangle. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the butter and spread out with a palette knife.

7. Cut the rectangle into three long strips.Cut each strip into 6 or 7 pieces.Stack the pieces on top of each other and carefully set them into the loaf pans. 

8. Place them into a 170 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the dough has risen up and over the top of the pans. 

9. Then turn your oven temperature to 180c, leaving the pans in the oven to rise a bit more as the temperature increases. Bake the loaves for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the loaves are cooked through.

10. While your loaves are baking make the glaze. Into a small mixing bowl place icing sugar, cinnamon and water. Whisk it all together with a fork until it’s nice and smooth.

11. When the loaves are done baking take them out of the oven and let them rest for about 10 minutes. Then remove the bread from the pans to a serving plate and drizzle the glaze over the tops. Then serve and enjoy!



Like Cinnamon? Try my Cinnamon buns

Siobhán
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