This bread has been all over pinterest and back. It involves the good and true way of kneading, punching, forming, warming, etc. But I have a bread machine to do all that! So, I figured why not and tried to throw the recipe in the bread machine to see what happened. It worked! I don’t have a photo of the entire baked loaf because while putting the children to bed, my husband took it to his “guy night”.
If you want pull apart bread and want to just throw ingredients into a bread maker, then here is how to make it!
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
yield 6-8 servings
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. butter, melted
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs, beaten and room temp.
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 and 3/4 cup + 2Tbs. AP flour
2 and 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (1 envelope)
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbs. butter, melted
1. Add ingredients to your bread machine for the bread per their instructions except add only 2 and 3/4 cup of flour. Save the 2 Tbs. of flour for later. . I listed them in the way my Oster states: wet, then pile up the flour, finally poke a hole in the middle of the flour and pour the yeast into the hole. Run on “Dough” Cycle.
2. While that goes, prep pan. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
3. Remove dough and work in the additional 2 Tbs. of AP flour. The dough is very very sticky, but will be better after working in the flour. Work the dough into a 12×20″ rectangle. Brush with butter. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle. Lightly press the sugar mixtures into the dough.
4. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 6 strips and then cut the other way 6 strips. So they you have 6 piles of 6 squares of dough. Put the dough into the loaf pan vertically. Let sit and rise 30-45 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes. It should be really golden brown. Some I saw online were nearly burned. Don’t burn it, but do make sure the top is brown.
6. Rest 20-30 minutes and eat!
Recipe adapted from Joyofbaker.com
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