There is something the universe agrees upon, cinnamon rolls. Something about a massive, steaming hot cinnamon roll in the morning is incomparable, its the ultimate breakfast splurge.
My love for cinnamon rolls is deep, so is my love for cinnamon and sugar together, cinnamon toast was a childhood favorite. I began to reflect on my cinnamon toast days, as a kid my Ojai Granny was the only one who ever made it for me and those mornings were the best. Cinnamon toast is amazing and I knew there was a way to take it one step further. Cinnamon bread is so average and lacks that intense crunch that comes with cinnamon toast but I knew I could somehow combine cinnamon rolls and toast for something magical. This led me to joy the baker. I aspire to be her, she’s lovely. She answered my heart’s desire with this cinnamon pull apart bread. Its magical people, the sugar and cinnamon are overflowing, the bread tears apart perfectly, it’s a party in your mouth. Make this, it will NOT disappoint you.
Recipe adapted from joythebaker.com
For the Dough:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tbs butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Combine: 2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 packet of yeast and 1/2 tspn salt, set aside. Whisk 2 eggs set aside.
Melt 4 Tbs of butter and 1/3 cup of milk until combined set aside.
Add the milk and butter mixture to the dry mixture and combine followed by the egg. Keep stirring eventually adding the extra 3/4 of flour until completely combined. Put dough in a buttered bowl. Cover with plastic wrap for an hour to let the dough rise.
While the dough is rising, grease your bread pan with butter and combine, 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
At this point preheat oven to 350˚, After an hour, kneed in 2 tablespoons of flour to the dough, cover the dough with a towel and let rise for an additional 5 minutes.
Put the dough on a floured surface and roll out until its is about 20 inches long (that does not REALLLLY matter). Cover it with the additional 4 tbs of melted butter.
Add ALLLLL the sugar and cinnamon, it may seem like a lot, but more is more in this case. Cut dough vertically and horizontally.
Stack the lovely squares on top of each other.
Line those little bad boys up on their sides. Bake at 350 ˚ for 30-35 minutes.
There you have it people, the tastiest breakfast treat you’ve ever had. Try and not eat the entire pan.