This, my friends, is cinnamon and sugar focaccia bread. Soft, chewy, with a cinnamon sugar explosion of happiness. My kids like to dunk in icing, or you could drizzle it on the top.
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons honey
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar (more if desired), mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon above
2-3 tablespoons melted butter
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook
attachment, combine water, yeast and honey. Stir a few times to help
yeast dissolve, then let sit for about 10 minutes – until foamy. Add in
flours, salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and mix so a dough begins to form.
While mixing, stream in 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Mix until a ball
of dough forms (about 2-3 minutes), then “knead” on low speed for 5-6
minutes. If dough becomes too sticky, add a bit more flour. I did not
find that necessary.
After kneading, remove dough and form into a ball with your hands.
Brush a large bowl with 1 teaspoon of canola oil and add the dough,
turning to coat. Place in a warm area and cover with a slightly damp
towel to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush a 9×13 dish with the remaining canola oil. Dump dough onto a
floured workspace and shape into a 9×13 rectangle with your hands. Place
into the dish and set back in the warm place, covered, to rise for
Press your thumb into the dough to create indentations (as many as
you want, i did about 6 in a row), then brush with melted butter and
sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake on the lowest rack of your oven for
15-20 minute. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes, then turn over onto a
wire rack or counter top. Brush bottom with melted butter and sprinkle
with cinnamon sugar, and let sit for 10 minutes. Flip bread over, and
brush with remaining butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar again if
Cut and serve!
Labels: breads, breakfast, Cinnamon Sugar focaccia, dessert, sweet treats