Monday, January 14, 2013

Cinnaburst Bread {Great Harvest Copy}

After eating about a million and half different treats over the holidays it seemed appropriate to have a little sugar detox for the month of January. So I decided to wean myself off of the need for treats this month... it turns out this is easier said than done. So instead of eating cookies I make hot chocolate every. single. day. [That doesn't count as dessert right??]

And when hot chocolate doesn't do the trick.. I whip up a loaf of this cinnaburst bread.

Cinnaburst Bread
Recipe adapted from: Jewish Sweet Bread
Makes: 2 loaves

1 1/4 c. warm water
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt 
1/4 c. oil 
2 eggs 
4 1/2 c. bread flour
1 c. cinnamon chips

Directions: Begin by mixing the salt, yeast, sugar and water together. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Next add the oil and eggs. Mix until combined. Finally begin adding the flour. While the dough is still sticky add 1 cup of cinnamon chips. Combine in a mixer with a dough hook, or kneed by hand until smooth and elastic. 

Place the dough in a greased bowl and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size. Next punch it down and cut in half. Form both sections of dough into a small ball - making two loaves. Allow to rise again for about 30 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the top is an even golden brown.