I’ve only ever made savory focaccia bread before now. Then, I came across this amazing Cinnamon Sugar Focaccia from How Sweet it is and decided I’d have to try. I used my original focaccia recipe and made a few changes such as using vegetable oil instead of olive oil and adding some honey and cinnamon to the dough. This bread was warm, fluffy, and delicious – it’s the perfect after-dinner treat or if you really have a sweet tooth, the perfect breakfast treat.
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- 2 packages dry yeast
- 1 3/4 cups warm water
- 1 tsp sugar, plus 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 5 cups flour and extra for kneading
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon, plus 1 tbsp
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand until foamy about 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp sugar, oil, honey, flour, salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon. If using a kitchen aid, attach the dough hook and knead on low speed for 5-7 minutes (or knead by hand for same amount of time). Add up to 1/2 cup flour while kneading in order to prevent the dough from sticking to the bowl. Form the dough in a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm spot for about 1-1.5 hours.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and press the dough into the pan. If it’s too elastic to spread out, let it rest for 5 minutes. Cover the pan with a dry kitchen towel and let rise again for 1 hour. Position a rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven and preheat to 400. Dimple the dough with your fingertips and brush melted butter over bread. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon and sprinkle over bread. Bake focaccia for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.