EASY CINNAMON BREAD... WITH LEFTOVER PIZZA DOUGH!
A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for the perfect fresh summer pizza. Then, a few days later, I shared my recipe for the most amazing dessert pizza ever. Well, here I am, at it again... With this amazingly simple, yet deliciously easy cinnamon bread recipe. You guessed it, made with pizza dough leftovers.
You see, when I make pizza, I like making my own dough. But since it takes a while to rise, it's not something I make every week. So when I make it, I make a lot of it. More specifically, the recipe I use is adapted from a recipe that's supposed to make enough dough for 8 people. But last time I made it, I made 3 personal pizzas, 2 dessert pizzas, and had enough to make 2 small loafs of this incredible cinnamon bread.
I made two loaves this time, because I wanted to make one with raisins and one without. Turns out, the one with raisins was actually my favourite, even though I usually don't even like raisins... I can't even understand myself how that's possible, but what can I say? I guess life works in mysterious ways sometimes!
And the thing I like the most about this cinnamon bread is that, well, it's actual bread. The kind of bread that's soft and fluffy inside, with a hard, crispy crust on the outside. You see, as much as I like the cake-like moistness of "breads" like banana bread, there's something really special to me about a "real" bread. I like having it warm, ideally fresh out of the oven, with butter. In this case, I like to have it with my homemade sweet cinnamon butter, that's the perfect match for this easy cinnamon bread.
Then, when it gets a liiiittle stale, I like to cut it into thick slices and turn it into french toast. Talk about the perfect breakfast!! Alright, so before I start salivating all over my keyboard, here's how to make it:
Easy Cinnamon Bread
Leftover pizza dough - recipe here
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
Basically, all you have to do is take your leftover pizza dough and roll it down to half an inch with a rolling pin. Then, in a separate bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon and melted butter together, and slather half of it over the dough. Sprinkle with some raisins. Fold the dough in 4 and roll it down to half an inch once more, coating it with the remaining cinnamon mixture and sparkling more raisins. Then, you can roll the dough to create a small loaf. That's what creates the cinnamon swirl effect in the bread. Cook the bread at 375° for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. To know if your bread is well cooked inside, you can plant a wooden skewer in the middle. If it comes out clean, the bread is thoroughly, cooked.
SWEET CINNAMON BUTTER
1 stick of butter (at room temperature)
Sugar (to taste)
Cinnamon (to taste)
Simply add the sugar and cinnamon to the butter and mix thoroughly until you get a uniform mixture. Slather on top of warm cinnamon bread. I swear, you won't regret it!
That's it guys! It's really that simple and quick to make this easy cinnamon bread. I didn't call it easy for nothing, ha! Plus, to add about a million bonus points, you'll have loads of delicious pizza too, in the same batch of dough! Now if that's not convincing, I honestly don't know what you need!
So who's gonna be making this bread this weekend? I can't believe it's already Friday! We're gonna be on our way to San Francisco for the weekend, so I probably won't be cooking much... BUT we get to spend some well-deserved family time! If you guys make this bread, please let me know how it was! You can always get in touch by leaving me a comment below, or on Instagram!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!
Love, Jenny xx