Saturday, June 18, 2016

Cinnamon Sunburst Pull Apart Bread

I made this bread a couple weeks after my daughter returned from college for summer. She wanted something sweet. I wanted to try this shape ever since I saw this shape on Pinterest. I really liked the layering and filling in between. I have a few bread shaped with layers but I loved this sunburst shape. I made three layers for this bread and used a cinnamon sugar filling. My daughter did it justice and finished it as dessert over a couple of days.

You will need
For the Dough
200 gm white whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur)
130 gm water
100 gm fed sourdough starter
6 gm salt

For the filling
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In a bowl mix the ingredients for the dough to form a ball. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes. Uncover, stretch and fold the dough over itself. Turn the bowl and repeat. Keep stretching and folding over turning the bowl slightly every time. Repeat until you have turned the bowl around itself once. Cover and keep aside for 15 and then repeat. Do it 2 more times.

Cover and allow to rise for 4-5 hours. Then transfer the dough to a work surface and divide into three equal portions. Using a rolling pin roll into a disc a little bigger than a CD. Repeat with the remaining portions.

Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Evenly sprinkle half of the mixture on one of the discs of dough. Place the second disc over the first. Now evenly sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture evenly over the second disc. Place the third disc over the second. Roll the discs out together to allow them to stick to each other. Mark the center with edge of a spoon or small bowl but do not cut through the dough. Move the dough on to parchment paper.

Now cut the dough as shown below to the edge of the etched circle.

Twist each of the cur portion 2 or 3 times and place it back on the parchment paper.

Repeat with all the portions. Allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes. Brush with milk.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the bread is cooked through. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.


This is my entry for week three, day two of BM #65 for the theme Pull Apart Bread. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#65.


  1. wow.. love those pics.. Bookmarking this. cinnamon and sugar - sinful combo

  2. Wow I loved the flower shaped Cinnamon bread. Awesome and really neat!

  3. what a lovely bread and healthy too by using whole wheat flour

  4. Wow! What a beautiful looking bread

  5. I love that shape and the easy it gives to the baked bread..

  6. That is a beautiful looking bread Varada. Lovely contrast in color between the WWF and cinnamon filling.

  7. Wow, such a cute and beautiful looking pull apart bread. Lovely.


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