We love a good loaf of yummy bread in our house. By yummy bread, we mean our good old fashion whiter than white bread recipe. It is a fail safe recipe that is an instant hit in our house. From start to finish you have four loaves in around two hours...and no kneading...what??? No kneading...sign me up.
Every once in awhile we take our original recipe and add some cinnamon and brown sugar to it. Talk about de-lightful. So here is our Yummy Bread Recipe with the added bonus of cinna-tastic filling.
Don't be surprised if your four loaves only last two days.
Yummy Bread Cinna-tastic Style
The ingredients and instructions are intertwined in this recipe. It makes it easier to follow the steps. I will give some tips/hints and then show pictures for some of the harder-to-describe tips.
First, you will want a giant bowl. Your entire bread mixture is going to start in this bowl and then raise in it. You will also want a whisk on hand.
Mix for 30 seconds the following--
5 cups hot water, your faucets hottest water
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
2 T salt
Next, add and then mix for 30 seconds the following--
make sure the flour is completely mixed in
1 1/2 cups bread flour (For me the use of bread flour in this recipe is a MUST)
Sprinkle in one tablespoon at a time, whisking to mix in 10 seconds per tablespoon...30 seconds total--
3 T yeast
10 cups of bread flour
I recommend using your hands to mix in all the flour. Completely mix everything together, it is a sticky, soft dough. Let it remain in the bowl, cover with a towel and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Punch down the dough. Oil the counter. Dump the dough onto the counter and divide into four equal pieces.
Okay let's start or photo instructions...
Since this dough is softer you won't shape it like you shape a normal bread recipe.
1. Take one piece and shape it in a log shape, like this.
2. Next roll out the dough lengthwise so that it is long and skinny.
3. If you want to make regular bread, simply omit the mixture and roll up like in step 5. For cinna-tastic bread, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. This is enough mixture for 1 loaf.
4. Sprinkle mixture all but a little less than half of the mixture along the entire length of the bread.
5. Start at one end and roll up, guiding it to stay in a log type shape.
6. When it is completely rolled, it should look like this...
Repeat with all the other pieces of dough. Place the "loaves" seam down into a greased bread pan.
7. For cinna-tastic yummy bread, sprinkle the rest of your brown sugar mixture over the top. Place a couple pats of butter and place it on the top.
Place all the loaves of bread in the oven and turn it on to your lowest setting, should be 200. Let your bread raise in the oven for 20 minutes. Without opening the oven door, turn the temperature up to 325 and let your bread cook for 30-35 minutes.
Dump onto cooling racks.
Let it cool...or if you need immediate gratification, slice it on up.
Oh, so ooey gooey and delightful.
Don't worry this loaf was pretty much gone the day we made it. PS this makes pretty fantastic French toast.