Cinnamon Crunch Bagel Loaf

Ask not what cinnamon can do for you, but what you can do for cinnamon! Here’s a gob smackingly delicious bagel treat that the whole family can enjoy!

 

  1. Gather 1 1/4 cups of warm water, 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 cups of bread flour, 1 1/3 cups of whole wheat white flour, 1/4 tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2-4 ounces of shredded white chocolate, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and of course, 2 teaspoons of savory cinnamon.
  2. To apply a cinnamon crunch topping to your loaf, use 1 beaten egg, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 4 tablespoons of melted butter.
  3. Pour water, yeast and honey into an electric mixer with a dough hook, and stir up to a foam before letting it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Add bread flour, white whole wheat flour, salt and cinnamon, and mix at low speed for 5 minutes before checking for consistency. If need be, add 1/4 cup of bread flour.
  5. Knead in some evenly distributed shredded white chocolate and remove the dough before forming it into a ball.
  6. Apply oil to the inside of a bowl and place the dough inside, then cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 1 hour. Afterwards, flatten the dough onto an even surface and divide into 5 balls, then cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) while boiling a large pot of salted water, then add in baking soda and brown sugar.
  8. Drop one ball of dough at a time into the boiling water, then boil for a minute at a time before flipping and boiling for another minute.
  9. Place the dough in a bread pan, side by side.
  10. Combine brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to create the topping, then apply to the tops and sides of the loaf with a beaten egg. Sprinkle your brown sugar and cinnamon mix over the top.
  11. Drizzle melted butter over the loaf while trying to create some delicious chunks on the loaf.
  12. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top of the loaf has turned a golden brown colour.
  13. Remove the loaf from the oven and let sit in the tin for 5 minutes before putting it on a
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