Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cinnamon bread french toast

Mmm cinnamon. Warm, delicious, fresh, soft cinnamon bread.

The smell in my house was divine.

Look at that swirl of cinnamon. I feel like I didn't put enough in there. Next time, there will definitely be more cinnamon. You can never have too much of it.

I decided that this bread was destined for good things. While my boyfriend and I did help ourselves to a thick slice each when it came straight out of the oven (with butter of course. YUM!!) I saved the rest for french toast. Check it out!! 

Egg mixture. Egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla.

The bread being dipped in the egg mixture.

Whoah, way too much deliciousness going on right there - topped with maple syrup and icing sugar?? Yes please!!

Cinnamon bread recipe:

1 cup lukewarm water
1 packet active yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a mixer with a dough hook. Add the half of the olive oil, flour and salt and mix until incorporated. Let rise covered in a warm place for 30 minutes. Roll out into a rectangle. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. With a pastry brush spread remaining olive oil lightly over the surface and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the rectangle. Roll the dough up and pinch the ends and place in a bread loaf pan. Let rise for another 30 minutes. Put in a 180 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Why stop there though??
Cinnamon bread french toast recipe (serves 2)

1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of vanilla
4 slices cinnamon bread
maple syrup (to serve)
icing sugar (to serve)

Combine egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon & vanilla in a bowl. Dip bread in egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides well. Fry in a pan for about 2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and icing sugar. Enjoy!!



Anonymous said...

You are KILLING me. This looks incredible! The bread is so beautiful!