Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
A copycat recipe for Cinnamon Burst Bread. The light texture of the bread is wonderful. Cinnamon chips are hard to find, and the ones that I have found so far (Hershey's) do not duplicate the taste of the ones in the genuine GH bread. I found this recipe on a site that is now defunct so I am posting it here to share and for safe keeping.
- 3 tablespoons yeast
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 3⁄4 cups warm water
- 4 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 1⁄2 cups cinnamon baking chips
- 11 -12 cups flour (I used a 50/50 split of bread and all purpose, you could also add some whole wheat)
- Combine 4 cups flour, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Add water, eggs and oil, beat well until it has the consistencey of cake batter.
- Stir in salt, 7 more cups of flour. to bring the dough to a smooth, "bread dough" consistency.
- Knead in stand mixer with dough hook or by hand for 10 minutes.
- Add up to 1 more cup of flour if needed.
- Fold in cinnamon chips gently to avoid melting. *Alternately you could roll the divided dough into a rectangle and press the chips into the dough. Roll the dough up from the short side and tuck the ends under before placing in a greased loaf pan.
- Place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise for one hour, or until doubled.
- Punch dough down and shape dough into four loaves.
- Allow to rise for another hour, or until doubled.
- Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes .
This bread is very good; soft, moist. However, putting the cinnamon chips in before the 10 minute kneeding was a bit of a disaster...my bread looks more like pumpkin bread then cinnamon burst. I did hand knead some additional chips in before I put the dough in the pans and those were great. Next time I will not add the chips until the bread has proofed the first time. (I used honey and butter instead of sugar and oil as suggested by another post; thank you!)
This is fantastic bread! And so easy!! Our family devoured both loaves in no time at all. Very addicting and satisfying!
Although I have not tried this recipe, I know they used honey instead of sugar, butter instead of oil, and no use of eggs.
I look forward to trying your recipe :) and comparing to the original.
Thanks for the recipe!