I made focaccia bread the other day and it made the whole house smell awesome. It also tasted great, which was a plus. It was from a box mix I got at Aldi, so it was really easy to make, and cheap. Never bad.
Well, I spent the entire day at the library slaving away on a paper and other various assignments. When I got home, I was starving and freezing. All I wanted to was curl up on the couch with a blanket, a good movie, and the smell of fresh bread. Alas, no fresh bread, and no movies.
That didn’t stop me though. I was determined. Thus, I created this bread recipe - Just look at that melted cinnamon bubbling..yum.
SIMPLE CINNAMON SUGAR BREAD
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1½ c. water
¼ c. oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix. Next, add the wet ingredients and mix. The dough should be sticky, not firm. If too sticky, however, add small amounts of flour until the dough is the right consistency.
Oil a bread pan well. Take half of the dough and lay it out on the bottom of the pan. Next, mix together small amounts of white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl (I didn’t measure this part, just added some together). Coat the layer of dough with the sugar mixture, and top with the remaining dough.
Put the bread in the over for 40 minutes. After about 20 minutes in the oven, coat the top of the dough with butter and place back in the oven. When 30 minutes have passed, mix some butter into the sugar mixture, and spread on top of the bread. Place back in the oven for the remaining ten minutes.
You'll know it's finished when the top of the bread is a little brown, and the sugar is caramelized. Voila! Take it out and let it cool, you're done!
This bread definitely made the house smell wonderful! It was more like a dense, fudgy type of coffee cake. But either way, I’m happy with the way it turned out. It tastes great.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.