Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions

Looks yummy, right?

And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely!

I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven.

Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. But that place actually, when I think about it, is a kind of little heaven… on earth. Many would agree, I’m sure.

Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. Or just for you.  It’ll make you happy! So happy!

If you wonder how, I’ll show you…

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, in a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and set aside

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and set aside.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, melt the butter with milk. I did this in the microwave oven (using a heatproof bowl), You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the water and vanilla extract to the milk-butter mixture and stir a little

3. And melt the butter with milk. I did this in the microwave oven (using a heatproof bowl).

You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

 

4. Add the water and vanilla extract to the milk-butter mixture and stir a little.

 

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.  Add the eggs and stir the mixture until the eggs are incorporated into the batter. Add the remaining 3/4 cup (105 grams) of flour and stir with the spatula for about 2 minutes. Then knead and form a nice ball.I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes. You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time. Grease a clean bowl a little and place the dough ball inside. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm space and allow to rest until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

5. Now pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.  Add the eggs and stir the mixture until the eggs are incorporated into the batter. Add the remaining 3/4 cup (105 grams) of flour and stir with the spatula for about 2 minutes. Then knead and form a nice ball.

I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes.

You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time.

 

6. Grease a clean bowl a little and place the dough ball inside. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm space and allow to rest until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions

O-oh, we have a serious case of yeastafalitis here.

Or, in other words, this is what happened after I let the dough rest for one hour.

 

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, Deflate the risen dough and knead about 1 tablespoon of flour into the dough.Place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll it out until it's about 12 inches tall (30 cm) and about 20 inches (50 cm) wide.

7. Deflate the risen dough and knead about 1 tablespoon of flour into the dough.

 

8. Place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.

 

9. Roll it out until it’s about 12 inches tall (30 cm) and about 20 inches (50 cm) wide.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, filling for cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread, melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan), mix the sugar with cinnamon

10. Let’s prepare the filling now.

Melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan).

 

11. Mix the sugar with cinnamon.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, use a pastry brush to spread melted butter across all of the dough, sprinkle with all of the sugar and cinnamon, slice the dough vertically, into six equal-sized strips

12. Use a pastry brush to spread melted butter across all of the dough.  Sprinkle with all of the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

 

13. Slice the dough vertically, into six equal-sized strips.

I went horizontally, it’s the rebel in me.

Joy said she drooled at this phase. Well, as the picture indicates, I might have gone a little further. Or maybe it was the Cookie Monster who ate one WHOLE strip of the dough. In fact, I haven’t told you yet, but he sometimes burgles into our place and steals pieces of dough. And EATS THEM RAW!!! Shame on him. Really! Believe me!

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, stack the strips on top of one another and slice the stack into six equal slices once again, you'll have six stacks of six squares

14. Stack the strips on top of one another and slice the stack into six equal slices once again.  You’ll have six stacks of six squares.

 

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions. Grease and flour a 9x5x3-inch (22x12x8) loaf pan. Layer the dough squares in the loaf pan like a flip-book.  Place a kitchen towel over the loaf pan and allow to rest in a warm place for 30 to 45 minutes.

15. Grease and flour a 9x5x3-inch (22x12x8) loaf pan.

The parchment is not necessary. The caramelized sugar would melt and that would tear the paper in the end.

 

16. Layer the dough squares in the loaf pan like a flip-book.  Place a kitchen towel over the loaf pan and allow to rest in a warm place for 30 to 45 minutes.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, bake in the preheated oven at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 30 minutes or until the tops are very golden brown. The top may be lightly browned, but the center may still be raw.  A nice, dark, golden brown will ensure that the center is cooked as well. Also, if you use a heavy, black loaf pan like I did, reduce the oven temperature slightly. Things seem to bake faster in it.

17. Then bake in the preheated oven at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 30 minutes or until the tops are very golden brown.

The top may be lightly browned, but the center may still be raw.  A nice, dark, golden brown will ensure that the center is cooked as well.

Also, if you use a heavy, black loaf pan like I did, reduce the oven temperature slightly. Things seem to bake faster in it.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, remove from the oven and and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.  Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bread and invert onto  a clean board. Place a cake stand or cake plate on top of the upside down loaf, and carefully invert so it’s right side up.

18. Remove from the oven and and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.  Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bread and invert onto  a clean board. Place a cake stand or cake plate on top of the upside down loaf, and carefully invert so it’s right side up.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions

And of course, enjoy dear friends.

Which I am sure you will.

(This recipe was adapted from here.)
 

131 Responses to Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

  1. 101
    Chromeheart says:

    Do you know if this would work with gluten free baking mix instead of regular flour?

  2. 102
    Alice says:

    Hi!!! I’m Italian and I just baked this bread (but not eaten yet, I have to wait until breakfast): how wonderful it smells!!! I have a blog, I’ll publish there recipe and photo… for the moment, thank you!!! :D

  3. 103
    Bobbi says:

    I have made this bread and it is dangerous! You cannot stop eating until it is all gone, it is best still warm from the oven.

  4. 104
    lauren says:

    Omg. I just made this bread and its delicious!

  5. 105
    Lucia Rosan says:

    This recipe is just too good and one must be careful not to tip the scale when serving this bread for breakfast. Guests at our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast are eager to have breakfast whenever they smell the sweet aroma of this Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread.

  6. 106
    Blaga says:

    Hey, Petra, I followed your instructions and the heavenly bread just came out of the oven. My fiance and I are in love with it! :) Greetings from Sofia :)

  7. 107
    rebecca says:

    since it will take about 2 hours to make, im contemplating making this the night before but I have a very strong feeling that it wont be there in the morning :D maybe ill make two so I don’t have to get up in the wee hours :D

  8. 108
    sahaojamal says:

    Yummy<Wanna try it as soon as possible

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