Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Sweet dough is a great, all-purpose recipe to have on hand for many things. Often referred to as a 'master dough', this recipe is perfect for pull apart bread, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, sticky buns, sweet rolls, nut rolls and even pretzels.  Here I roll it out thinly, stack it high and bake in a loaf pan until the bread is golden brown, buttery and ready to be pulled off in thin, sweet layers.

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Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
yields 2 loaves
sweet dough
2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup melted vegan butter
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 pack of active dry yeast (.50)
4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Combine the milk, butter, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl with a dough hook attachment. Stir to combine. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix the dough on medium-low speed until it is smooth and slightly sticky. This will take about 6 minutes in a mixer and 12-15 by hand. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover. Sit in a warm place and let rise until it has doubled (1 1/2 hours +/-). Prepare the cinnamon filling.
If you don't have a warm place, turn the oven on to 425 and place the bowl on top of the oven.
On a well floured counter top, roll out the dough into a thin, large rectangle about 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Use your hand or an offset spatula to spread the cinnamon filling equally all over the dough.
Use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the dough in half vertically and into 6 equal strips horizontally.
Stack the strips on top of each other so you have two strips, each 6 strips high. Cut each strip into 4 squares/
Line and grease 2 loaf pans and stack the cinnamon squares next to each other in the loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes until the top is a nice dark golden brown.

cinnamon filling
1 cup vegan butter, softened
1/2 cup organic light brown sugar
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
3 tbl cinnamon

Whip the butter, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon until light and fluffy.

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