Adapted from here.
Prep+Rise Time: 2 hr Bake Time: 30-35 min
2.75 c. Flour
1/4 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
2.25 tsp Yeast (equivalent to 1 packet)
2 oz. Butter, melted
1/3 c. Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 c. Sugar
1.5 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Butter, melted
- For the dough, combine butter and milk. Heat mixture to about 115 degrees or til it feels decently warm. Dissolve yeast and let stand for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine 1 3/4 c. flour, sugar, and salt. Make sure you reserve 1 c. of the flour.
- Add eggs and vanilla to liquid mixture and blend. Make a trough in the dry mixture and add the liquid mixture. Mix.
- Add the remaining flour a 1/2 c. at a time. You will probably need to start kneading with your hands at this time as the dough will become sticky and hard to stir. Knead into a fairly smooth ball.
- Grease the mixing bowl and top of the dough ball. Let rise in a warm place (I use the oven, when it's off of course) for 1 hour or until about doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon for the filling.
- Take dough out of bowl and knead for a few minutes.
- Roll the dough out into a 12" x 20" rectangle. Rub melted butter over the rectangle and sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over top.
- Cut into 6 strips along the shorter width (so that you have strips that are about 12" x 3.5"). Stack strips and cut into 6 pieces (so that you have small rectangles that are about 3.5" x 2"). Pile all of the pieces alongside each other in a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
- Let rise for another 45 min or until doubled in size.
- Heat oven to 350°. Bake for 30-35 min or until the top is golden brown in color.
- Let rest for a bit (30 min if you're patient) and then remove from pan. Or if you're me, dig in right away!