Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I was in the mood for some cinnamon sugar yumminess a little while ago, so I looked this up on Pinterest.  It went so fast I almost forgot I had made it until I came across the picture on my phone ;-)
Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

2 3/4 c plus 2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 c sugar
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (1 packet)
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbls butter
1/3 c whole milk
1/4 c water
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
4 Tbls. butter, melted until browned

*In a large mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Put aside.
*In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and milk. Once the butter is completely melted take off the burner and add the water and vanilla. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes or if you have a thermometer and want to be super tricky, wait until the mixture cools to about 125 degrees.
*Pour the milk mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Whisk together the eggs and add to the batter. Keep mixing. Add 3/4 c of flour and mix well. The mixture will be very sticky which means it's perfect.

*Place the dough in a medium greased bowl. Cover with wrap and let it sit in a warm place to rise for about 30-45 minutes. Once the dough has doubled its size, knead in 2 Tbls of flour. Cover the dough again for another 5-10 minutes.
*While the dough is rising you can start on the filling. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Set aside.
*Brown the butter in a small saucepan. Should take about 5-8 minutes. Once browned, take off heat and set aside.
*Once the dough is ready, roll it out on a floured surface. Brush the butter on the the dough and add the sugar mixture. Make sure everything is covered.
*Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into six equal strips.  Stack the strips onto of each other and cut six equal squares.
*Place squares side by side in a bread pan and pre-heat the over to 350 degrees. Cover the dough for another 10-15 minutes to rise.
*Bake in the over for 30-35 minutes. The outside of the bread will be a dark golden brown. (Side note: I had to put a small pan on the oven shelf underneath the bread pan because the sugar started to boil over.)
For step-by-step pictures, check out the original post at I Heart Food & So Can You.

I linked up at Delicious Dish Tuesday and What's Cooking Wednesday:
Full Time Mama


mail4rosey said...

I could use a little piece off of this right now. Yep, I certainly could. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH goodness my dear that looks so yummy! I wanted to make the pizza pull apart bread, but now I have to add this to my must do list too :).

Thanks girlie :)

Wendy said...

Looks so good! I have seen that floating around Pinterest. Might even have it pinned. Will have to make it soon, although now that I am on Weight Watchers again, I am trying to avoid that kind of stuff because I don't have any willpower! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I could go for a piece of that, it looks yummy!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

My mouth is watering! This is a must try! Pinning for later!!!
Featuring it this week on DDT!! :D Thank you for linking up! <3

Buckytheresa5 said...

I love cinnamon bread so this would be heavenly.

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