Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bon Ton Bakery Cinnamon Bread

Thank you guys for all your nice comments about our wedding video! :) I'll be sharing some photos from our wedding soon too.

But today I want to share this cinnamon bread. I've posted about cinnamon bread before, as well as pecan honey sticky buns. Actually it's surprising I haven't posted about cinnamon rolls and cinnamon breads more often considering that they're one of my favourite baked goods. (My other favourite is napoleons.) Maybe it's bizarre thinking but I avoid making these things because I know if I do it will be hard to resist eating the whole batch myself!

Anyway, I am here to share another cinnamon bread recipe with you. Because it's seriously amazing. I gave one loaf to E's parents, and then warned E against eating too much of the loaf I kept for us. It's probably the best cinnamon bread I've made so far, though I remember enjoying Martha Stewart's. This cinnamon bread is basically like a big cinnamon roll, with nice soft delicious dough.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Braided Lemon Bread
Pecan Fruit Rye Bread
Milk Chocolate Cherry Twist

Bon Ton Bakery Cinnamon Bread
Adapted from The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book

Makes 2 loaves

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
3 1/4 cups white bread flour (plus more if needed)
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

In large bowl, dissolve 1 tsp of the sugar in warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Whisk in egg, vanilla and lemon juice.

In separate bowl, whisk together 3 1/4 cups of the flour, remaining sugar and salt. Using pastry cutter, cut in butter until in pea-size pieces. Usingw ooden spoon, stir into yeast mixture to form soft dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary to prevent sticking, until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans; set aside.

Punch down dough. Divide in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half out into 14x8 inch (35x20 cm) rectangle. Brush with 2 tbsp water, leaving 1 inch border along 1 short end.

Filling: In small bowl, whisk sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle half over each rectangle. Starting at short end without border, roll up jelly roll-style; pinch seams to seal. Fit, seam sides down, into prepared pans. Cover with clean tea towel and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Bake in centre of 375F oven until deep brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped on bottoms, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool.


Joanne said...

I definitely try to avoid making desserts that I know I'll be insatiably tempted around. This could totally be one of them. But I think it's likely I'll make it anyways!

Johanna GGG said...

I suspect I don't make many of these scrolls (as we call them) for the same reason - I really don't think I can be trusted :-)

Lot-O-Choc said...

Oh your cinnamon swirl bread has turned out perfectly, such an even perfect swirl! Delicious!

Ricki said...

The buns look great! And more importantly, I was just able to finally see the video--I smiled through the entire thing! You are stunning and you both make such a gorgeous couple. :D Loved the outdoor scenes especially--your faux fur stole is perfect with the gown! I am so happy for you both--sending much love and wishing you both a lifetime of happy marriage! xo Ricki

Tia said...

i have that cookbook too. LOVE IT! this bread looks amazing too. Buttercreambarbie

grace said...

how hypnotic! i can't even list the things i love about this, but if i could, the fact that cinnamon is center-stage would be #1. :)

Anonymous said...

How can anyone ever say no to cinnamon bread? Especially when it looks this good!

dining room table said...

I miss making cinnamon rolls. It has been a month since I had some, too! This is really delicious.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

It's impossible to resist cinnamon bread. It looks delicious!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

That looks simply heavenly! I love the gooey bits oozing out the side. My boyfriend would kill to eat this, I bet. He has a great love for all things cinnamony and doughy.

LauraJayne said...

That bread looks amazing - I can eat anything with cinnamon on (or in) it!

Cakebrain said...

Looks so good! Is this the same BonTon as my favourite store with the best Diplomat Kits? Mmmm!

Cakebrain said...

Looks so good! Is this the same BonTon as my favourite store with the best Diplomat Kits? Mmmm!

eatme_delicious said...

Cakebrain: That's what I thought when I saw the name of the recipe! But no, this is from a bakery in Edmonton.

kimberleyblue said...

I've just been searching for a great cinnamon bread recipe to make; happy to have found this. Nothing better than a massive cinnamon swirl in bread, toasted, topped with butter and honey.

Hi from Ruth! said...

I made this recipe last week and it was delicious!! I also posted a few pictures of the finished product on my blog, and referred readers to your website for the recipe. It's awesome!