However when the twins have their mid morning nap, this is when I sit down with a drink and enjoy something to eat. I will often have some Settling Ginger Loaf that I make for the hubby to take to work. However, after having Hot Cross Buns over Easter I have wanted to have something a little bit different. I love cinnamon and its around Easter and Christmas that I really remember one of my favourite flavours. I love sweet breads but find that making brioche is such a long, drawn out process.
So I have made a sweet, enriched dough which I think is just as tasty and little less guilt ridden as brioche!
This is what I did...
Cinnamon Breakfast Loaf
200g strong white flour
4g instant yeast
30g caster sugar
20g butter, melted
40 - 50mls water
1tbsp ground cinnamon
Icing sugar for dusting
1 - Place the flour and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl
2 - Put the yeast on one side and add the salt and sugar to the other side
3 - Add the milk, cream, melted butter and half the water and begin to mix with your hand, bringing all of the ingredients together
4 - Add more water if needed, once you have a manageable dough remove from the bowl and knead for 5 - 10 minutes or until it has a smooth texture
5 - Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to prove for 1 - 2 hours or until doubled in size
6 - Once it has doubled, remove from the bowl and knock the air out, knead until smooth again, shape, place on a lined baking tray, cover and leave to prove until doubled in size again
7 - Pre heat the oven to 200C
8 - Once the dough is ready place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom then leave to cool on a cooling rack
Once the loaf has cooled sprinkle or sieve icing sugar over the top and serve.
I enjoyed a slice of this delicious bread with a chai latte and it they went together perfectly!
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