Is there anything more delicious than spicy, sweet, delicious baked goods? We found the ultimate fall time recipe that hits all of those categories…
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread!
We’ll wait while you wipe that drool from your mouth. Find out how to create your own with these next steps.
You’ll need two bowls—one larger and one smaller—to make this bread fantasy a reality. In the larger bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 packet instant dry yeast.
In the smaller bowl, mix together two large, room temperature eggs. (But not too much! We’re not making scrambled eggs here!)
Make Them Melt
Now melt 60 grams (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter and 1/3 cup milk in the microwave or in a saucepan on medium-low heat.
Keep Cool, Then Spice Things Up
Let the butter mixture cool for about 5 minutes, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/4 cup water and stir just enough to mix.
What You Knead
Next, add the milk-butter mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix with a spatula until fully combined, then add the eggs. When all mixtures are fully combined, add a final 3/4 cup of flour and stir until fully incorporated (for about 2 minutes!) Then you’ll need to knead the dough for about 10 minutes by hand. Alternatively, for those who have fancy mixers with a dough hook attachment, you can get it done in even less time—about 5 minutes.
Watch It Rise
Now watch as the magic bread doubles in size! Grease a large bowl and place your dough inside, covering in plastic wrap, and place in a warm place. In about an hour, you’ll have the right sized dough to complete the bread.
Freed and Knead
Once your dough has risen for one hour, take it out of the bowl and knead 1 tablespoon of flour into it to deflate it a bit. Then add it to a well-floured surface and knead a bit to make the dough easier to work with.
Now you’re going to roll your dough out to about 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide, sort of like pizza dough!
Prepare The Filling
Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter in the microwave or a small sauce pan. In a separate small bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.
Spread The Butter
With a pastry brush, coat the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar-and-spice mixture on top until evenly covered.
Slice the dough into six pieces using either a knife or pizza cutter. Make sure they’re evenly sliced!
Stack The Strips
Stack all six strips on top of one another, then slice into six even pieces again.
Create Your Flip Book
In a greased loaf pan, layer the dough slices vertically. The result should look something like a flip book. Put a kitchen towel on top and let the pan rest for 30 to 45 minutes in a warm place to let it rise.
Bake, Bake, Bake!
In an oven preheated to 350 °F, bake the bread for about 30 minutes. You’ll want the tops to look golden brown. Let the bread rest for about 20 to 30 minutes, then it’s time to serve! Run a knife along the outside of the bread, then carefully tilt it upside down onto a clean surface to make it come loose from the loaf pan. More visual learners can see a full explanation in this YouTube video, adapted from the original recipe.
The finished product rings true to its name. Just watch it pull apart!
It might be dangerous to have cinnamon bread so easy to eat, but we don’t think your family will complain!