Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cinnamon French Bread

Beautiful day but there are winter storm warnings up starting around 4 a.m.  This is truly the winter that doesn't want to quit.  I made this cinnamon french bread today, not just to smell the scents of bread baking and cinnamon although that is a major plus, but in advance for a recipe that I'm making tomorrow for breakfast.  The bread is good enough to stand on it's own, I've sampled it and since there's a 12" loaf so I may get another sample in yet before I start dinner.  

Cinnamon French Bread

4  cups bread flour
2 tsp sea salt
2 1/4 tsp quick rising active dry yeast
1 tsp  honey
1 tsp extra light virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cup warm water

2 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

Put the top 6 ingredients together into your bread machine and put on dough setting.
When the cycle has completed,  roll out to at least 9 x 12 and place the 2 tbsp of softened butter on the dough.  Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of the butter and roll up.  Please on a greased jelly roll pan.  Put knife cuts 1/4" deep every inch and let rest for a half hour.  Bake for 30 minutes at 325°F  Brush 1 tbsp butter on top when it's done baking.