Cinnamon Crunch Skillet Bread

By: Jennifer M November 4, 2013 Sweets 22 Comments
Cinnamon Crunch Skillet Bread
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I don’t handle the time change thing very well. I guess the theory is that you’re supposed to sleep an extra hour on Sunday morning. But that only works if you’re actually still physically capable of sleeping past the time previously known as 6:30 am. I apparently am not, and so it was that I found myself browsing Pinterest at 5:30 am on a Sunday morning.

As I was browsing, I happened upon this lovely Cinnamon Crunch Braided Brioche Bread from Half Baked Harvest. Seeing as I had a looooong morning ahead of me, I decided I needed to bake up something yeasty and full of cinnamon. Of course, a braided brioch bread was probably beyond me at that early hour, so I started with a simple sweet dough, twisted it all up and stuffed it all in to a cast-iron frying pan. And added some glaze. I needed some glaze, for my insatiable sweet tooth.

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I swear, the family wandered in to the kitchen far more than normal when this bread was baking. The scent was intoxicating, sort of like when you’re at the mall and getting close to the Cinnabon™ store. We could hardly wait to get at it! It was lovely and crunchy on the outside and fluffy and sweet on the inside. It was a perfect Sunday morning treat and the consensus was that if in future I can’t sleep in, I should always bake instead :)

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22 Comments

  1. Jacquelyn | lark & linen November 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Oh dear – this looks dangerously good

    • Jennifer M November 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Indeed, Jacquelyn :)

  2. Dina November 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    it looks delish!

    • Jennifer M November 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Dina. Just enjoyed the last piece tonight with my coffee. Still good :)

  3. Liz November 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Another great recipe I can make in my skillet…..yeah! Love it :)

    • Jennifer M November 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

      Thanks Liz. This bakes up just perfectly in a skillet.

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 5, 2013 at 1:19 am

    What a fabulous bread, I adore that twist and cinnamon crunch!

    • Jennifer M November 5, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Thanks so much, Laura.

  5. Sophie November 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I agree that your inability to sleep was to everyone’s benefit! This stuff sounds pretty insanely wonderful. LOVE the pretty shape and the description of texture! Yum. I can’t wait til my brain catches up to this dumb time change, too.

    • Jennifer M November 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Sophie. I miss the ability to sleep in (really!), but on the up side, I have seen some great sunrises and am actually quite productive in the early hours :)

      We loved this impromptu bread. Making the last bit in to a bread pudding tonight!

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I’m going to have to skip dinner and eat this instead!

    • Jennifer M November 6, 2013 at 6:17 am

      I heartily endorse this idea!

  7. Heather November 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Jennifer M you and this bread are amazing!! Thanks for yet another skillet recipe. Thanks again we loved it!

    • Jennifer M November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks you so much, Heather and so glad you enjoyed it. Everything tastes better from a skillet I say :)

  8. April November 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I just enjoyed this delicious treat for breakfast. Amazing! I made it last night and before the second rise, put in in the skillet then refrigerated it overnight. Took it out 2 hours before baking. Worked great! And right now I’m making your soft cheese bread for dinner!

    • Jennifer M November 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

      April! I was so glad to read your comment – first, because I’m glad you enjoyed the bread – but, because you tried the overnight fridge rise. I was so tempted to suggest doing this in my post, but didn’t, because I hadn’t actually tried it. Now you have and it clearly works great. Perfect for getting a head start on the morning treat (for those that aren’t up at 5:30am ;) Thanks!

  9. Elizabeth November 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Maybe I missed it somewhere in the instructions, but what size skillet did you use here? Seems like the perfect make-ahead to pop in the oven Christmas morning!

    • Jennifer M November 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Hi Elizabeth, this recipe is not too particular about what size skillet. My particular skillet is 8 inches across the bottom/10 inches across the top (not sure if that makes it an 8-inch or a 10-inch, but I’m thinking 8, because it has an 8 stamped on the handle :) If your skillet is larger than that, no worries. It will still rise and cook just fine. It may be a little shorter, as a smaller skillet tends to make it rise up once it hits the sides. And yes, would be perfect for Christmas morning. See April’s comment above about refrigerating overnight.

  10. Suzanne November 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Wow, I want to dive right into that yummy looking skilly bread. Fantastic recipe :) and drool worthy photos!

    • Jennifer M November 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne.

  11. Ala November 12, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Lovely! My friends have given in and started buying me food/drink-scented candles so that I can stop making excuses to make them delicious smelling (and tasting!) foods that will fatten them up, because I have such a sweet…nose? (Just kidding, they ask for more sweets and complain only retrospectively when their jeans stop fitting) I swear I get full off of scents alone, and this looks absolutely delightful :) Can’t wait to try it for the next sleepover breakfast!

    • Jennifer M November 12, 2013 at 6:38 am

      I can definitely relate, Ala :) This will more than satisfy in the scent department and it tastes really great, too. Perfect for sleepovers.

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