Ahem, as Thanksgiving is only 3 days away I figured I'd throw a recipe up for some Cinnamon Chip bread! ...Huh? Yeah, it's not a Thanksgiving recipe but more of a straight up any time of year type of recipe, ya know what I mean? I figured that the blog world is full of Thanksgiving recipes and ideas right about now so wouldn't it be grand to just give you something you could make today or tomorrow or well, anyday...just for funsies!
This recipe is super easy, just mix the ingredients together and let proof...really don't let the yeast scare you!! You can find cinnamon chips in the baking aisle alongside the chocolate chips in most any store nowadays, I even spied them at Wal-Mart. They are super yummy particularly in this bread but also in muffins, cookies and pancakes...really, not lying here. Okay, well enjoy your bread...maybe for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning? :-)
Cinnamon Chip Bread -print this recipe HERE-
5-6 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
Mix 2 cups of the flour, sugar and yeast together in a large bowl. Begin adding eggs, water and oil, the dough mixture should be slightly runny. Add salt, cinnamon chips and the remaining flour until the dough starts pulling away from the bowl (you may or may not need the last cup of flour). Place dough in another greased bowl, cover with a clean towel and let rise for one hour. Then shape dough into two greased bread pans and cover again with a clean towel. Let rise for another hour or until doubled in size. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes...Voila! You now have some easy-peasy yeast bread!!
Place 2 cups of flour in your mixing bowl...
Then add your sugar and 1 1/2 tbsp yeast and mix well.
Then add the water, eggs and oil...
Your dough mixture should be runny at this point...kinda like cake batter!
Then add your cinnamon chips, salt and remaining flour (one cup at a time!!)
Once the dough starts pulling away from your mixing bowl it's ready to proof!!
Place the dough in a greased bowl (I grease mine with cooking spray) and cover with a clean towel. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place for one hour. This picture is after the first hour of rising.
**I like to put it in the oven at a very low temperature like 125 degrees or so. If your oven doesn't go that low (my old one never did, ev-ah!) than you can just place a pie plate on the bottom of your oven (not turned on!) and fill with boiling water. This will make your oven a warm environment for the bread to rise. You may need to heat up the water once or twice within the hour's time too so what I did was just boil water in my tea kettle cause a full kettle of boiling water stays pretty hot for quite a while.**
After the dough has proofed for one hour, take it out and shape it into two greased bread pans.
Cover with a clean towel and let the bread dough rise for another hour!
Check out that dough...doubled in size, Wahooooo!
Your bread dough should look like the picture above after your second rising!
Then just bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes...
And you'll get this...........
Don't you just love fresh, warm bread right out of the oven!
Mmmm, cinnamon-y smells throughout your house!
Your family will LOVE you!
Pinky swear :-)
Happy Monday Y'all!