28 March 2011

Cinnamon Roll Focaccia

I had no eggs, no breakfast meat, no cereal and no oatmeal. Breakfast was looking like beans and rice. Which probably would have been a mite more healthy than this recipe that I made, but not nearly as tasty.


1 c. warm water
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. oil
½ t. salt
2 t. or 1 packet yeast
3 c. flour
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 or 2 T milk

Mix warm water, sugar and yeast. Let it sit for about 3 minutes to let it bloom a bit then add the oil, salt and flour. Mix in mixer with bread hook for three minutes, let rest for 3 minutes, mix again for 3-5 minutes (depending how rushed  you are). Take off bread hook, leave dough in mixer bowl, cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and let rise for about 30-40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400. Spray with oil spray a 9x13 pan. Dump dough into pan and with fingertips coerce the dough to all corners of the pan, making it as even as possible and leaving score it a bit with your fingertips, so it looks like there pock-marks all over. Let rise for 10 minutes.

Melt 5 T butter. Mix in brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour over bread and spread evenly. Bake for 16 minutes. When it’s done, let it rest for about 5 minutes so that all the butter/sugar gets absorbed into the bread. Carefully put it on a cutting board and slice into 16 (or whatever) pieces – I like to use a pizza cutter for this.

Soften 3 T butter. Add powdered sugar and try to get as much of the butter mixed into the powdered sugar as possible. It should look like yellow lumps. Add the vanilla and 1 T milk. Stir it up really well. If it’s not fluid enough to pour over the focaccia add more milk. Drizzle glaze over focaccia and serve warm.


Meagan said...

That looks really good.... but I can't make it. I usually would but I have to go off all processed sugars and most carbs, unless whole grain....

Bah humbug. Good news though I feel soooooo much better. Got any recipes for no carb no sugar still tastes good for picky eaters?

Marie said...

Wow! That's so cool that you just made that up! But since you made this on a whim, how in the world did you deal with all the "I'm hungry!" "Mom! Can you feed me please!!!" and "Is it done yet???" comments for an hour?