I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this recipe with you. I had waited all week to try it. It was last Friday night, we’d had a late dinner and Nathan was finally in bed. I was ready to bake!
I love baking with yeast—maybe because I love homemade bread, almost as much as I love homemade cakes, cupcakes, cookies, you name it. I made the yeasty dough and let it rise in a [very] warm oven. The kitchen and family room filled with the promising smell of yeast while I launched my Creating a Family Home Etsy Shop. (This is real-time reporting, folks—I’m telling it like it actually happened.)
FINALLY, the dough was ready to roll out and slather with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg (which I worried was a mistake). Then my mouth watered as I waited for the dough to rise again and the oven to preheat, this time with aerosolized nutmeg burning in the back of my throat. Great.
My mouth watered some more as the bread baked for a half hour. I tried doing dishes to make the time pass more quickly. It didn’t work. I kept looking at the timer. 25 minutes left. 18 minutes left. And I still had to let the thing COOL for a few minutes, unless I wanted to burn my mouth off. And then I experienced a coffee pot malfunction that left water all over the counter and only gave me a half-pot of coffee. This was a difficult wait.
But the agonizing wait was worth it. With a mug of coffee in hand (I wasn’t going to get any sleep anytime soon, and fine by me), I dug into the sweetest, cinnamoniest bread I’d ever had and waited a full week to taste. It was amazing.
Here’s where you can find the recipe and experience the same cinnamony goodness. Be wary of imposters—the original recipe I tried was a blatant rip-off of this one and didn’t give the dough the same softness or moisture, left out some crucial details and was full of missteps.
I give you Cinnamon Pull-apart Bread.