Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart

I have been having an eye on this recipe for long time now, every time when I see this recipe in a foodie blog or foodgawker, it tempts me a lot.  Finally the day has come to make my own Cinnamon Pull-Apart.  Although I have baked so many breads in the past. it was bit challenging for me to work with  yeast after coming to India.  May be it's just because a different yeast and different climatic conditions.


  If you have followed my blog earlier and seen my previous breads, you should have noticed that all my breads are made with fast action dried yeast.  I never follow the package instructions and I never dissolve yeast in warm water to work it first.  I always add the yeast directly to the flour mixture and then add warm water to knead the dough, which actually worked for me.  Now in India I couldn't find fast action dried yeast, so I used just dried yeast which was in the size of couscous.  This cannot be directly used in the flour, so followed the package instructions.  That's where the disaster strikes for me, my dough din't rise :-(

 Din't  give up, tried again.  I wasn't satisfied with the results in terms of rising, I have to work on that more.  Although I had problem with the yeast twice, finally I managed to get the bread good enough to eat, also it's cinnamon, nutmeg and buttery layers, hard to go wrong.  My bread may not look as appealing as the bloggers who did this previously but believe me it tasted great!!

Recipe source: http://annies-eats.net/2011/03/23/cinnamon-sugar-pull-apart-bread/
Preparation Time: 20 minutes+ rising time for the dough
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes ( might vary for different ovens)
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
All purpose flour- 350 g
Sugar- 60 g
Dried yeast- 2 tsp
Egg- 1
Milk- 100 ml
Butter- 4 tbsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp

Filling:
Butter- 4 tbsp
Cinnamon powder- 2 tsp
Grated nutmeg- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 60 g

Method:
Prepare the dough:
Sift the flour and salt in a large bowl.  Add the sugar to the mixture and mix well.  Add some warm water to the yeast according to the package instructions and let it work.  Add the butter and milk to the pan and heat it until the butter gets melted.  Add the warm milk mixture, vanilla and egg to the flour and start kneading with the electric beater fitted with dough slowly until the dough comes together.
Once the dough comes together, increase the speed and knead it for 5 minutes.  Then turn the dough to the floured work surface and knead it again for 5 to 10 minutes.
If the dough is too sticky add a bit more flour and knead it well.  Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl and let it rise in a warm place for about 2 hours or until the dough looks doubled in size.

Prepare the filling:
Melt the butter in a pan until it gets melted and browned, don't burn it.  Mix the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and keep it separately.

Prepare the dough:


Roll out the dough into a rectangle.

Brush it with browned butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.Cut them into 3 or 4 vertical strips and cut them again into 3 equal lengths as shown in the picture.
Stack 4 squares together.  Grease a 9x5 inch loaf tin.

Place the stacks one by one in the loaf tin. Lightly cover the loaf tin with kitchen towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Bake the rised loaf in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until it looks brown on top.
Take it out of the oven, cool it in wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove it from the tin and serve warm.

This recipe goes to yeastspotting and Only Baked Event hosted by Tamalapaku originally started by Foodelicious.




81 comments:

Radhika said...

That's a brown wonder.

Paaka Shaale said...

That is one Beautiful bread which is perfectly baked. Lovely!!!

Cheah said...

I made something like that and posted in my blog...
http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2011/02/bak-kwa-bbq-sweetmeat-sandwhich-loaf.html. But yours look so delectable. Thumbs up!

simply.food said...

Interesting bread looks delicious.

Kaveri said...

Awesome....Looks good to me...

An Open Book said...

anything with cinnamon..im in :)

Indu said...

This looks so good, love the buttery layers. I have had made blunders with yeast as well. The recipe said instant yeast, didn't notice yeast, used active dry yeast :(

Archana said...

I have had my eye on this for a long time too. Wonder when I will make it. Yours looks wonderfully yummy!

Shobha said...

This is amazing ...never seen a bread like this one...I have book marked it.

lecker and yummy recipes said...

Great tht u have started baking breads there too :) looks great..yes i do agree with u abt the yeast and the dough rising in india....u just need to work on it more....

Sayantani said...

i havenot seen any bread like this. its like pre made slices.awesome recipe, bookmarked. am not sure where you are situated but in bangalore you get very good quality rapid rise yeast called gloripan, they are available in Spar hypermarket Koramangala. you can also buy them online from General food additives.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Wow!!! nice puffy bread.....

Prathibha said...

The yeast wat we get here is of no use...even I wanted to make this from such a long time..need 2 push myself to do this..:)

Rekha shoban said...

wow!thats lovely!!!perfect!

sowmya's creative saga said...

beautiful..love this..will try this sometime..

Ambreen said...

I am speechless! This looks outstanding!!!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

new to me...bookmarked..

Vimitha Anand said...

So delicious and perfectly done dear...

S.Menaga said...

வாவ்வ்வ் செம சூப்பரா இருக்கு!!

Saru Singhal said...

Looks like made by a French Chef, Brilliant!!

ANU said...

looks awesome...and very nice idea for not slicing the bread....

khushi ( a girl's diary) said...

wow....that looks so wonderful....perfect with a hot cup of tea...but I will like to have them anytime

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Looks very tempting and perfect..
www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Bread looks nice even with that yeast prob...Loved the appearance and sure it tasted wonderful with that flavor...

Deeksha said...

Looks nice. Perfectly baked.

Ramya said...

Thatz lovely..Even i was planning to make this pull apart loaf for a long time:-)

lena said...

surprised to know that the instant yeast is not available there. But your bread looks so great and thanks for showing the pictures on how you did that! appreciate that!

Authenticoriyafood said...

Awesome recipe!!! I love the presentation and the idea of a pull-apart bread!!

Inga´s Haven said...

mmm... I think it looks great :D

Nithya said...

Working with yeast is tricky and I have experienced failures too. But come on!! yours looks fantastic now :) Awesome pull apart bread. I would love the aroma of cinnamon while baking :) will give it a try sometime soon.

Shanavi said...

Totally new for me.. Bookmarked..Romba sooper

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Awesome bread.. can feel the aroma of cinnamon and butter.. superb..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

whoa !!! that looks beyond words. Amazing, I would love to try that out right now :)

Neha said...

It looks yummy and I am sure it would have tasted good too.....

That Girl said...

I haven't tried this recipe, but this is one of my mom's favorite treats!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I have been seeing them too in FG, but have never made them, yours look perfect. Love the step by step picture.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~Thanks for your visit to my blog.All the recipes look pretty tasty.The banana date milkshake yummo~Cheers Kim

Az said...

I really liked the look of the bread... looks delicious!!

Jehanne@thecookingdoctor.co.uk said...

I have baked this several times now, and actually the pic is just sitting to be posted in my draft, what a coincidence! they taste great, dont they..i can eat the whole loaf just like that!

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow that rich!!!
Thank you for your comment!
I like your blog and I like to learn!!
Maybe we can follow each other?
Besos, desde España, Marcela

Robin Sue said...

What a beautiful loaf of bread! Perfect with a cup of tea, I'd say.

Junia said...

oh wow!!! this looks fantastic! love the pull apart texture!

Lenia said...

What an original bread!I love it!Besides I am a cinnamon fan!Greetings from Greece,dear!

Vidhya said...

This look so good.

divya said...

looks fabulous! Lovely presentation :)

aipi said...

I have been wanting to make this since a really LONG time ~ now having seen you make it so perfect I am totally inspired :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious, healthy and unique looking bread.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious, healthy and unique looking bread.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Blackswan said...

Hey, I love the title! Hahaha! The bread looks so good too :)

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Ayeesha,

I have had quite a few disasters by using the active dried yeast here. Great to know you didn't give up even after 2 failed attempts. I have to take a cue from your persistence and bully the yeast yet again.

Regards,
Seema
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

Tina said...

wow..looks fab dear....

Nitha said...

Interesting one..

Mehjabeen Arif said...

This looks so interesting.. never heard of such a thing.. its so new to me.. looks so fancy and very very presentable.. cool work..

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,awesome preparation..looks delicious n' crisp....

Nisa Homey said...

This is something which I too have been eyeing for sometime...wonderful presentation and tempting clicks...and yeah about the yeast...why don't u try at wholesale dealer shop...that's how i get instant yeast here in Calicut, Kerala.

kankana said...

I think the first person to create is this bread is Joy from Joy The Baker and since then many foodie tried it and it looks soo good in everybody's blog. I too have been waiting to try it sometime soon!

Mugdha said...

awesome,superb and tempting..:)

Priti said...

Looks super delicious ....n nice clicks

Rachel said...

Beautiful loaf of bread! My mouth is watering.

BeenaShylesh said...

delsious.............

Fathima said...

Wow! looks wonderful, I think it will make a great breakfast, all cinnamonny and buttery .

Mijú said...

Queda muy bonito este dulce.
Un saludito

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks super good..Very well done !!

Divya said...

Looks delicious, Umm! I've seen the pull-apart breads on foodgawker too - so yummy. I even saw one with cheese! I might just try it out one of these days.

Ramya said...

Hi Ayeesha,

this looks great :-)

Ramya said...

Hi Ayeesha,

this looks great :-)

Eftychia said...

This bread looks delicious. I love cinnamon and nutmeg and I even use them in food recipes as well. Thank you for transfering this recipe to us!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This is sooooooo impressive. I would have to eat the whole loaf if I made this. I just love cinnamon!
*kisses* HH

PriyaVaasu said...

that looks yummy ayeesha!!!! love ur baked goodies dear!!! missed meeting u today!!!

Plateful said...

Your know I LOVE anything with cinnamon flavor and I've been drooling at the pics of this recipe on the web. You have baked it to perfection, Ayeesha. By far the best pics I've seen around. Wish I could pull apart and taste one slice..!

Stefanie said...

I always think "I have to bake this" when I see those cinnamon pull-apart breads, too. And still I did not bake it until now.
Your bread looks so delicious that it is on top of my "Breads I have to bake" list again.

Sanjeeta kk said...

What a lovely presentation..the bread look delightful!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious aromatic bread perfect for anytime

Gloria said...

WOW!! Look amazing!! gloria

Sanctified Spaces said...

Oh my this is too good. Baking lessons please.

Nayana Donga said...

wow...looks so yummy. Your beautiful pic makes it mouth watering.

Vatsala. said...

Amazing work.

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harini-jaya said...

lovely presentation..thanks for sending it across..

Priya said...

This is such an awesome goody..I know how it tastes great in baking with cinnamon and yeast...Brilliant work..

Nupur Mehra said...

OMG !!... Thats Wonderfulllll... Amazing pics and lovely bread

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Just wanted to pass on, I made this bread and LOVED it... Everyone loved the fun presentation, and the taste was simply outstanding. I posted this to my blog today (with plenty of link back affection)...

http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/2011/09/cinnamon-sugar-pull-apart-ala-taste-of.html

Thanks again

Dave

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