cinnamon pull apart bread

I made this cinnamon pull apart bread the last time my friend J. came to visit from Freiburg, we ate some of it fresh out of the oven and he took the rest with him for the train ride home. It’s sweet, it’s sticky and it’s incredibly delicious!

I adapted this recipe from lecker and used more or less half the ingredients. It was enough dough for a loaf pan that is approx. 10 inches / 25cm long.


Luckily it was a warm and sunny day – the dough had a good time on my window sill.



cinnamon pull apart bread
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Yields: 1 loaf
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tablespoon (8g) fresh or dry yeast
  • 2 ½ tablespoons (30g) sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • not quite 2 tablespoons (25g) butter
  • 5 tablespoons (75ml) milk
  • 1 egg (L)
  • 3 ½ tablespoons (50g) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons (75g) sugar (brown or regular granulated)
  • 2 teaspoons golden syrup (Zuckerrübensirup)
  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, vanilla and yeast in a bowl.
  2. Moderately heat up the milk and add the butter.
  3. Add the egg to the flour, then add the milk and butter.
  4. Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly buttered bowl, cover it with a dish towel and let it rest and rise in a warm place for at least one hour.

  5. In the meantime melt the butter and add the cinnamon, sugar and golden syrup.

  6. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough and then use a rolling pin to roll the dough into something resembling a square.
  7. Slather generously with the butter mixture. Cut the dough into squares and stack them.
  8. Place the stacks of dough squares into a greased and floured loaf pan.
  9. Again cover with a dish towel and let it rest and rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.

  10. Preheat oven to 350° F / 175° C
  11. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly – if you can…




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