This week Dana gives you a reason to burn through all butter in your house. Soft butter melting on warm, fresh cinnamon bread? Sounds like perfection. For more tasty ideas from Dana go to Wake and Bake Momma.
3 cups flour
1tsp instant yeast
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups water (dough needs to be wet)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Wheat Germ for topping
Start around dinner time the night before baking. Whisk together flour, yeast, salt. Add the first cup of water and mix. Slowly add the next 1/2 cup until dough is combined and a little sticky. Cover and leave on counter for a few hours.
Mix sugar and cinnamon and pour a little on top of dough. Using a spatula, fold dough over on it self and continue adding the sugar/cinnamon mixture and folding so you have a few layers. Cover and leave over night.
In the morning, preheat oven to 475 degrees and put dutch oven (any oven safe covered pot will work) in oven to heat. You need a really hot oven and dutch oven. Remove dutch oven from oven. Flour hands and a top of bread. Carefully plop dough into pot and sprinkle wheat germ over the top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and let bread brown for about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, tip bread from dutch oven and let cool on counter.
Dana Commandatore is a mom, advertising executive, and autism advocate. Baking and cleaning is how she relaxes and balances her busy schedule. Since cleaning only makes her happy she likes to bake and share it with her family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.